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Engineers Week 2022

Welcome to Engineers Week 2022!

The PDST Primary STEM team in partnership with Scoilnet Primary invites you to spring into Engineers Week with spring themed Design and Make activities suitable for all class levels.

The design and make aspect of our Science Curriculum compliments the engineering process. “The focus of a design and make curriculum can come from any response to a human need. Involvement in designing and making activities should awaken an interest in how processes are applied in everyday situations and how common tools, objects, appliances and machines work” (Science Curriculum, 1999, p. 8).

Have fun and please feel free to share photos with us on Twitter tagging @PDSTPrimarySTEM & @ScoilnetPrimary. We’d love to see how your pupils are enjoying Engineers Week!

Encourage your pupils to spring open their STEAM Eyes using this video of the seasons as a stimulus.


Check out this activity here.

"Designing and making is a process which draws on the whole curriculum and should be developed in association with and through visual arts, science and mathematics" (Science Curriculum, 1999, p. 8). Encourage your pupils to follow the design and make process (as outlined in the image) while engaging in a challenge.

The 5th Season STEAM Project

Give Mother Nature a break and design and make a tree for a 5th season!

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Design and Make a Nest

Oh no! While out for a walk, you notice a bird’s nest destroyed. Design and make a nest that could rehome the birds if they return.

As Gaeilge

Design and Make a Sensory Box/Bottle

Have you noticed a lot of our toys are made from plastic? Design and make a sensory box or bottle using recyclable and natural materials.

As Gaeilge

For more design and make ideas for all class levels explore STEM Smaointe. Click here to access.

The PDST Primary STEM issue STEM Smaointe and regular updates regarding upcoming CPD events via email.  If you would like to subscribe please click here.*
In addition to this we are delighted to offer you bespoke school support, where a skilled advisor will provide contextualised school support during and after school hours. If you wish to apply for school support please visit using your school roll number and the password: school support2021.

#STEPSEngineersWeek run by the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, promotes engineering to children in Ireland. STEPS Engineers Week 2022 takes place from Saturday, 5 – Friday, 11 March. For more info visit: @EngineerIreland #EngineersWeek2022

*This information will be used solely for the purpose of issuing STEM Smaointe and updates from PDST Primary STEM. Access will be limited to PDST personnel and the PDST Primary STEM administrative staff, who are employed by education centres.

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