Faraday Challenge Days

Complete sets of printable resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians to run your very own Faraday Challenge Day with students aged 8-11 years.

IET Faraday is offering you 2 brand new DIY Faraday Challenge Days to run with your students so that they can experience the ways in which engineers work in a range of sectors and to discover more about what knowledge, understanding and skills are required.

The DIY Faraday Challenge Days are one-day STEM activity days designed for teams of students to work together to design and make prototype solutions to real-life engineering problems. Although the challenge is designed to be delivered across one day it can be split into smaller parts to accommodate the schools timetable as required.

All of the resources here are provided for teachers to run their own Aerospace engineers or Lighthouse keeper transfer challenge day with students aged 8-11, either from their own school or with teams invited from other local schools. Students should work in teams of up to 6 students, with a maximum of 36 students involved in the activity.

The DIY Faraday Challenge Day can be used to enhance the current curriculum as it encourages students to use their existing knowledge of electrical circuits, forces, design and construction and will enable them to integrate learning in science, technology and mathematics.


Overview of the DIY Faraday Challenge Days

This start-up video provides you with an overview of the Faraday Challenge Day to give you some tips on how you could choose to approach this activity in your school.