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BEAR Scotland

Course Type:
Type 2 - Workshops

Maths, Numeracy and Finance, Business and Enterprise, Humanities, Technology and Engineering, Services and Health

Age Group:
P6, P7, S1, S2

Start/End Dates:
Available between 6th Sep - 30th Jun 2022

Timetable Availability:
Fully Flexible

Number of Sessions:
1 (standalone) or 4 (weekly series - excluding school holidays)

45 Minutes


Repetition Frequency:

Max Capacity:

Showcase the range of different engineering types, give practical experience and insight into designing and building bridges and introduce how we respond to climate change and the increased need for sustainable drainage solutions. Each lesson is complemented with follow on practical challenges for learners to apply their skills and deepen understanding.

Outline BEAR Scotland and engineering with information on skills/careers to manage and maintain the trunk roads and bridges.

  • Engineer skills and types - Who wants to be a BEAR Cubs engineer?
  • BEAR Cubs Bridge Engineers Challenge - showcasing the Forth Bridges learners will focus on design, shape and strength to build, budget and construct their bridge.
  • BEAR Cub Environmental Engineers – understanding how engineers manage water. Design create and test water drainage solutions.
  • BEAR Cub SUDS Engineers – This session follows on from 3 in considering sustainable urban drainage solutions, understanding what they are, why needed and the range of professions involved.

DYW Context:
Engineering has many different career paths and a huge list of applicable skills. This course aims to highlight this diversity to learners and provide practical and relatable examples for learners to grasp how engineering applies in their world and across many different businesses and disciplines.

Additional Requirements:
We will provide teachers with pupil workbook/worksheet to print off prior to the session. For all activities info will be provided. In general access to general stationery, scissors, sticky tape, measuring tape/stick. For Environmental and SUDs – information will be provided (plastic containers, cotton wool, filters, etc.).

Other Info:
The sessions can be stand alone or all completed by the learners.

STEM, Creativity, Climate Change, Design, Scotland, Building, Problem Solving, Sustainability, Planning, Engineering

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