Inspire Engineering: Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics (STEM)
Let your students be inspired by careers in engineering and transport planning. The Inspire Engineering programme has been designed to increase young people’s awareness of careers in Engineering and Transport Planning. Key Stage 3 sessions are delivered at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton, and there are Key Stage 2 sessions at the Museum in Covent Garden. The session is a British Science Association CREST Award accredited scheme and all participating students work to achieve a CREST Discovery Award during the session.
Key Stage 3 Inspire Engineering days include:
- An exciting hands-on activity: ‘Braking Eggsperiment’
- The opportunity to meet practicing Engineering Ambassadors – Engineers and Planners from Transport for London
- A close-up look at the engineering wonders in the Museum’s amazing collection
Please note that Inspire Key Stage 3 sessions are delivered at London Transport Museum Depot in Acton.
Available Dates: 3-7 November 2014 | 16-20 March 2015 | 22-26 June 2015 | 2-6 November 2015
Session length: 10.30 - 14.45 (including break for lunch)
Cost: £150 for a group of up to 30 pupils. £300 for a group of up to 60 pupils.
Group size: 60 pupils maximum
Reasons to Book
1. Students develop an understanding of engineering and its importance in society
What the student said: “If there wasn’t engineering then you wouldn’t have barely anything in the world, so we really need engineering in our society to help us in life.”
What the teacher said: “Students definitely left having more of an understanding. I think it opened their eyes into the engineering world and made them realise the vast opportunities available to them.”
2. Students develop an awareness of engineering careers and the various routes into the industry
What the student said: "It's given me an idea of what engineering is and why I should take it as my career. I wasn't really sure about what I wanted to do after school so it's given me an idea."
What the teacher said: “A lot of them obviously enjoyed the practical side but they really enjoyed quizzing the engineers – actually interacting with someone working in the industry rather than just their science teacher was really beneficial.”
3. Students develop an awareness of the connection between STEM subjects and engineering
What the student said: “STEM subjects are really important because without the Science you wouldn’t know how to pump out the water in a shower and make it hotter, and without the Maths you wouldn’t be able to do the calculations to find out the answer to problems.”
What the teacher said: “It was really effective, it helped them see what we do now every day in school can practically influence their career.”
4. Students benefit from learning outside of the classroom
What the teacher said: “I’d love to do a practical exercise like the Eggsperiment but we just couldn’t resource it and have that kind of equipment in school. It was perfect for them to see the interaction between the forces and what they’d learnt – and apply it in such a practical way.”
Before your Visit
These guidance notes are useful to read before any school visit. You and your pupils will get the most from London Transport Museum if you come prepared.
- Map to Acton Depot [104 KB]
- Notes for Teachers for Acton Depot [941 KB]
- Hazard identification at Acton Depot [164 KB]
Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7298