Building Bridges
Teams of students use kNex to learn the concepts of bridge design.  They then use their knowledge to design and model their own solution to a set problem.  

Curriculum Topics: Forces, Design & Technology
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Years 3-7
How the day works?
Teams of students use kNex to explore a range of engineering bridge designs:  Arch, Cable Stayed, Cantilever, Suspension and Truss.   They then build some examples from instructions before being set a problem to solve as a team.

Using their knowledge and teamwork skills students will be given the task of designing and modelling their own bridge to span a specified distance and support as much weight as possible.

K'Nex is a creative construction kit that enables students to design, build and test their models. 

Students will also work on transferable skills: 
  • Working positively on new challenges;
  • Generating ideas to improve something; 
  • Exploring problems by investigating the pros and cons of different solutions;
  • Contributing to group decision making;
  • Keep trying when something goes wrong and encourage others to keep trying too.

How much does it cost?
Each session is a minimum of 1.5 hours, we can be flexible in providing back-to-back sessions across the school day delivering to different class groups.  Please contact us to discuss specific requirements to cover different classes or year groups as delivery can be flexible to meet needs.  

State & SEN discounted* to £250/ half day  discount of 10% for same day £475/ full day
Independent Schools £600/ full day

* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose

We may have funding available to support your ability to take part in this workshop particularly for schools with high levels of Pupil Premium/SEN.  Please enquire when booking.