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IET Faraday Careers Packs
The DIY version of Faraday Challenge Days with free resources.
Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days.
These are packages of printable resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day, with an introductory presentation, handouts, video clips, printable Faraday currency and student certificates.
This resource is free to download and most of the practical materials you’ll need are found in typical science or design and technology departments.
Bring science, design and technology, engineering and maths (STEM) together in an engaging way in your classroom and help develop your students’ problem solving, team working and communication skills.
IET Faraday Challenge Days
Delivered in 68 schools free of charge by the IET, the Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities designed for six teams of six students in Year 8 (aged 12-13 years) and their equivalents, across the whole of the UK. Each year there are an additional 12 dates held at IET Academic Partner universities as well as extra dates provided due to sponsors and donors.
IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.
The event is set up and run by our team of STEM professionals to give you the time to focus on your students. It is an unbeatable opportunity to switch your students on to the subject you love.
Free teaching resources
Classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
Free teaching resources from the IET
Free A2 posters from IET
A range of free secondary curriculum support posters within three main areas.
i) The reference posters relate to various aspects of electricity and power.
ii) The topical posters have been created to support the IET's vision of 'Engineering a Better World.' Posters include a variety of topics from 3D printing to nanotechnology and even cybersecurity.
iii) Case study posters to highlight current engineering work and inspire students to get involved in these areas.
Posters can be downloaded or ordered for free at the following link:
FIRST® LEGO® League
FIRST® LEGO® League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.
FLL is for young people aged 9 to16 years, working in teams of up to ten students with a supporting adult coach. Each year FLL releases a new challenge for the teams. The challenge involves a robot game and a research project, and students will need to demonstrate the FLL core values throughout all their work.
Teams usually have twelve to sixteen weeks to work on the challenge before they compete in their chosen Regional Tournament.
For more information and to register go to:
FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.
FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through meaningful team-based relationships between peers and adults, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
The programme is consists of three main areas:
- Design and construct a LEGO MODEL using LEGO bricks and motorised moving parts ideally with the LEGO Education WeDo or WeDo 2.0 kits
- Research an area of the real-world topic and show what the team finds out on a SHOW ME poster
- Learn about the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. CORE VALUES by working in a group - build self-confidence, knowledge, teamwork and life skills.
For more information and to register a team go to: