Engineering in the Movies

Engineering in the Movies allows pupils to explore the creative and practical side of STEM in the movie industry, whilst introducing the important role engineers have in the movie industry.

Through 12 engaging activities, pupils will link topics taught in their subject lessons with applications in real world engineering. This resource provides hands-on thematic education opportunities to pupils interested in the magical world of movies that can be taught in the classroom and as an enrichment programme.

The resources can be used in sequence, or separately as part of the curriculum, or in STEM clubs. The resources cover a range of topics from the computing, design and technology, mats and science curricula in all the devolved nations at KS2 and KS3.

One of our teacher coordinators has put together a set of handy videos providing guidance on how to plan and use each of the activities.

Visit our STEM Resource Hub for a link to the video guides.


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  • EitM-resource-guide-may18.pdf
  • 1-Puzzling-Parallax.pdf
  • 2-Magic-Drum.pdf
  • 3-Creating-Movie-Magic.pdf
  • 4-Chemical-Eruption.pdf
  • 5-Pop-Rockets.pdf
  • 6-Over-The-Rainbow.pdf
  • 7-Good-Vibrations.pdf
  • 8-Earthquake-Proof.pdf
  • 9-Removing-Resistance.pdf
  • 10-Fossil-Making.pdf
  • 11-Smartphone-Projector.pdf
  • 12-Pinhole-Photography.pdf

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Created: May 18, 2018

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

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