Introducing Engineering, Nuts and Bolts

How do engineers fix things together? Nuts and bolts are one example – try playing with some and see where you can spot them in everyday items. What do you think is the biggest bolt ever made and did it work? With careful supervision you could also try deconstructing old toys or other appliances to see how they are made. Or see our story linked construction challenges and make your own creations

Overview

Topic:

Introducing Engineering

Activity:

Engineering Challenges

Suitable for:

Individuals, Pairs

Age range:

Time:

15–30 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Doug, Mechanical Engineer

Doug is a Mechanical Engineer whose speciality is pumps – he combines a keen desire for new future challenges with a love of restoring old heritage machinery.

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STORY TIME

Peter the Pump

Peter the Pump is a story by engineer Doug, who sees himself as a doctor for pumps. Find out whether the engineers in this story can help Peter when he stops working and the building starts to get really cold – will they get the pump better in time?

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