Welcome to the age 8-11, Covid compliant, Design and Construction Challenge
About Build To The Line
We live in an engineered world and the challenges and opportunities we will face in the future in areas such as energy, food, transport and housing will require new engineering ideas and solutions.
Science informs us of the need to apply approaches to design and engineering that embody key principles of sustainability and low environmental impact. This will mean future engineers will need to rethink the materials they choose to use and their sources.
Efficiency will also be a key consideration in the design process to ensure that scarce or valuable resources can be maximised. Build To The Line is a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) education programme from the Learning Partnership that aims to engage and educate young people in these new ways of design and engineering thinking.
Beginning with cardboard as material, the Build To The Line programme will offer a wide range of design challenges and virtual competitions for students and classes to engage with.
Team and class organisation
Build To The Line is a team or individual based programme of challenges. Kit for a class can support 15 teams of 2 students in a team or 30 students individually. Each team has a limited number of parts they can use for tackling a challenge.
For this entry fee the school will receive:
- 15 or 30 Pozidrive No 2. Stubby Screwdrivers ( 1 per team or 1 per student depending upon the option selected by the school)
- 240 or 480 plugs
- 120 or 240 Screw Eyes
- 1 or 2 Medium Weight Cotton Twine/String balls to share out.
- 1 Canary Knife and 1 "Slice" finger friendly Knife. (These can be sourced as a class pack of 15 or 30 if required, just email email@example.com to request this product)
The registration fee also covers all teaching materials to support the competition and a school STEM collaboration area on Dendrite.me.
Once your registration purchase is complete you will be invited to join the competition. Simply follow the instructions to complete your registration.
The Bridge Building Challenge Guide can be found here