Drawing and Construction

This collection of STEM resources is based on drawing and construction.  Resources are listed in order of stage.

Make Your Own Robot

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A simple robot to make, plus robots in everyday life to investigate.

Flip Your Mat!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Straw Scaffold

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

Make Your Own Pencil Case

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Oblique Projection

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the properties of oblique projection.

Isometric Drawing

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Cool as Ice

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

Witch's Hat

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

How the Velodrome Found Its Form

Stage: 4 and 5

The Velodrome was one of the most striking buildings in the London 2012 Olympic Park. This article explores how mathematics helped design the iconic building and its track.