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Vertically challenged

The activities within this pack explore simple engineering, structures, materials and the forces required to put a building together.


This pack will show how buildings are constructed using scientific ideas. Whether it is a tower made out of spaghetti, a bridge made out of paper or glue made out of milk; you will be able to investigate what it takes to make a real life engineer or architect! Includes teacher/organiser notes Educational Links All activities in this pack contribute towards Key Stage 1 Investigation and Skills in science, Skills in designing and making and Skills in social subjects in the 5-14 Guidelines. We recommend that you consult the National Curriculum on the website, and the 5-14 Guidelines.

Vertically challenged