We are looking for #EngineersInTheMaking®!

Show us the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) challenges that you are doing at home. 

We will set you a different challenge every two weeks and want to see what you come up with. 

  • Parents, you can run these activities with your children - no prior subject knowledge or teaching experience is needed.
  • Teachers, set these challenges for your students to do at home. This could be part of a STEM work or project work.

Most importantly, the challenges are about getting stuck in, making mistakes, asking questions, building, designing, experimenting and having fun!


Fortnightly challenge

Originally a vintage toy from 1830s, a zoetrope applies the same principles filmmakers have used since the start of cinema. 

This principle is the illusion of motion from the rapid succession of static pictures. 

Every film you have ever watched is made up of individual pictures speeding in quick succession. A zoetrope is just an early version of that. 

Create your own moving animation using recycled materials, pen and paper. 

Share with us your #STEMatHome activities inspired by this activity booklet for a change to win some great prizes!

Check out our handy video guide for ideas around getting started with this challenge.


What we're looking for

How to enter

Carry out activities, challenges, experiments and investigations using the chosen STEM at Home booklet for inspiration. 

 Take a photo (up to four images per entry) or short video (up to 30 seconds). Show us all or part of what you have been doing. 

Submit your entry. Ask your parents, carer or teachers to submit your entries by email (education@raeng.org.uk) and/or share them with the us on Twitter using @EduRAEng and #EngineersInTheMaking.



Winners will get to choose from different STEM at Home prizes such as coding kits and K'Nex Power & Play building sets.

Build and program your own robot!


Power and Play K'nex set!


Terms and conditions

Competition open to any persons aged between 7 to 14 and resident in the United Kingdom. 

Full terms and conditions can be found here.