Fish, dinosaurs, birds – anything the children are interested in and read about in books can lead to adventures in design and technologies.
Explore wind, weather and sounds, design and build the perfect broom and discover different habitats inspired by this fun magical tale.
Enrich gardening by cultivating children’s STEM skills in all areas. Our head trainer Lena provides practical tips for incorporating engineering, technology and maths into the outdoor experience.
The retro-feel illustrations that offer many impulses for explorations, from design and technologies to different species’ diets.
This is a lovely design and technology experience. Children can look at the table setting and decide what objects are ‘fit for purpose’: What is it about the jug that makes it easy to pour? They learn about table settings, whether the knife goes on the right or left. What if you are left-handed?
Overcoming problems is central to technology education, whether you’re designing a production process or creating an obstacle course.
Technology has changed rapidly in the last 50 years. An investigation into changes in telephone technology or pictures of old cars can spark many conversations. These might lead into a closer investigation of form and functionality then and now and how technology affects everyday life.
This ancient but relevant fable about the crow who solves an existential problem proves that necessity truly is the mother of invention.
Technology makes our lives easier but the convenience can come at a cost. How can you encourage the children to ask critical questions about using technologies in daily routines?