Engineers Eyes: Walk in our Community

Engineers Week begins this year on Saturday, 5th March.

We had a walk planned for around our school, looking at local feats of engineering.

We took advantage of the glorious weather today though and went on an Engineered Hunt today.  Here are some things we noticed:

Letterboxes at different heights, velux attic windows, TV antennae and satellite dishes, chimney protectors, wheelie bins, alarms, floodlights, traffic lights (we watched the sequencing of the lights from green to orange to red and back to green) and even a working railway bridge!  So many interesting things in our locality!

We talked about different structures, how they were designed, how they were made and how they help us in daily life.

We talked about which structures are “man-made” and which ones are “natural” or “God-made”.

We talked about different 2D and 3D shapes in the environment.

Our local post woman gave us a great demonstration on how electric cars are charged, and showed us the charging cable.  We found that very interesting.

We think that engineering is a great job and some of us hope to grow up to become engineers in the future!