Here you'll find classroom activites and lesson plans surrounding the development of knowledge around construction and the built environment, designed for use in a Key Stage 3 environment.
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A team activity for 11 to 16 year olds, where participants must design a bridge to go across the Learning River, considering the client's expectations regarding drainage, sustainability, aesthetics and the environment.
The programme aims to bring the world of house building alive through an interactive, stimulating house building activity, solving a 'real' problem relating to house building and using STEM in a practical, work related way.
This activity for 11 year olds to adults involves designing and producing a model layout of a sustainable mixed-housing development as well as producing a tender document and a presentation of their ideas.
A suite of 10 PowerPoint presentations and topical lesson plans exploring the geographical and sociological aspects and impacts of housebuilding.
The Scaffolding Cube activity is an interactive, hands-on activity that helps to gain a better understanding of the uses, importance and complexities of scaffolding in the construction sector.
A careers activity for 11 to 16 year olds. It encourages participants to act as small construction companies to plan, design, cost (tender) and construct a tower made from Lego bricks.
The Giant Tetrahedron, a triangular based pyramid, is an impactful activity for 11 year olds to adults. Participants create a four-metre by four-metre structure using only dowels and elastic bands.
This activity for 11 to 18 year olds is designed to test current knowledge levels around some of the careers in construction. It uses a poster to spot the skills of the workers on a construction site.
A simple bridge building activity for 11 to 16 year olds which highlights the different styles of bridges and focuses on the role of civil engineers.
An exciting and rewarding team of activity for 11-19 year olds, where participants must plan a sustainable housing development.
This session aims to get students thinking about how their maths studies relate to the world of work. It includes a practical ‘setting out’ activity that tackles Pythagoras’ Theorem and the importance of right angles in construction.
This 90 minutes session consists of a practical activity during which students will measure their classroom and make costing calculations. It also includes worksheet-based maths questions that are in the context of the career of Quantity Surveying.