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Friday 5th June

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 11:46am

Good morning.

Well, the good weather hasn't returned yet!


Some fun engineering challenges today that can be done indoors.


Balloon Car Race

Make and race a balloon-powered car using just a balloon, a plastic cup, straws, thread and rubber bands.

Watch the video to see Dyson engineers supersizing their balloon cars to see if they can win the race.


Challenge Cards



Spaghetti Bridges

Can you build a spaghetti bridge that's strong enough to hold a bag of sugar?

Watch the video to see Dyson engineers attempt the challenge with their spaghetti replica of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Spaghetti Bridges - YouTube


Cardboard Chair

This challenge focuses on the principles of design and structure. Can you design and build a chair from cardboard, that’s strong enough to support your weight?

Watch the video to find out more and see how Dyson engineers took on the challenge.


James Dyson Foundation STEM Challenges - Teach Kids Engineering


School children


School children


A young engineer in practice.


A young engineer in practice.