Engineering activities

A selection of hands-on engineering activities that are suitable for primary and post-primary students. The activities include engineering connections, resource lists and instructions. These activities work well for groups during Engineers Week and are designed to be run by any teacher, parent, club leader or volunteer.


Apple mummy
Bending water
Blowing out candles
Which way does the wind blow

Use techniques to preserve and protect foods (as Gaeilge).

Affect the flow of water using static electricity.

Blow out a candle around a bottle using the Coanda effect.

Design a sensor to collect data on wind direction.

Engineering resources

A range of additional support materials.

Student guide
Engineering your future
Parent and teacher guide
Engineering challenge

Useful handout for second level students.

Your guide to engineering as a career.

Useful handouts for parents and teachers of second level students.

Take the Engineering Challenge and match the engineering types.