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Posted on: 28/04/2020

Engineer Academy 2



We hope you enjoyed listening to Mrs Dawson read Iggy Peck Architect (parents have been emailed a link to the video).

For another story by this author and illustrator team, you can click the link below and hear the story of Rosie Revere Engineer:

Rosie Revere Engineer

Book covers


Design Challenge: Build a Boat

Build a boat and test it out in your bath or sink! Click on the link below for ideas:

Inspirational Laboratories: 25 ways to build a boat

Use kitchen foil to make a boat

Build a boat


Design Challenge: Toothpick Towers

Click on the link below to find out how you can build a tower structure using toothpicks and fruit!

Toothpick Sculpture

Toothpick towers


Design Challenge: Spaghetti Bridge

Become an engineer! Click on the link below to see how you can use raw spaghetti to build a bridge structure:

Spaghetti Bridge

Spaghetti brigde


What is an engineer? 

Click on the link below to find out:

KS2: When I grow up I want to be... an engineer!

KS1: When I grow up I want to be... an engineer!


Design Icons

Click on these links to find out more about famous engineers:

Famous Engineers and Scientists

Women in Engineering

Amazing Inventions

Listen to BBC Kids' Radio:

The Industrial Revolution

Mass Communication


Take a Virtual Tour

The Design Museum

V&A Museum of Childhood


Please remember to use materials safety and to check with your adult at home before beginning your design challenge.

Happy designing!