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?

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.

Straw Scaffold

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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.

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.

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.

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.