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Dyson engineering challenges for inquisitive minds

Dyson has created a free set of 44 engineering and science challenges to try at home. Originally created in 2016, they have been re-promoted to encourage students to continue learning at home in the current circumstances we find ourselves in.

Aimed at children aged seven and above, there are 22 separate science experiments and 22 engineering tasks - all using basic household items such as string, plastic bottles, eggs, and soap.

Some examples:

The Balloon Car Race

Can you make and race a balloon-powered car using just a balloon, a plastic cup, straws, thread and rubber bands?

Make a periscope

Can you turn a shoe box into an device for seeing around corners?

You can download a PDF with all the science and engineering challenges from the Dyson website.

Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.


age 7-11, age 11-14, ks2, ks3, science, d&t, stem

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