STEM Ambassador Support: Introduction and Support Information
These Royal Academy of Engineering information sheets offer teachers user guidance on how to cover some difficult topics such as careers and the ‘Engineering Message’. The activity resources have been made so that teachers using them can mix and match, use as little or as much as necessary and tailor them to their personal interests and expertise. A session could look at materials and their properties by following the ‘Creating Captivating Cornflour’ resource and then the group of students could be asked about what other things they think have been engineered (using the ‘A Diverse Job’ activity from the Diversity support resource). This may lead into a group discussion about what engineering is and who does it that concludes by looking at the Role Models ‘Mix and Match’ activity (also from the Diversity resource).
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.