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IET Faraday® DIY Challenge Days

How does it work?

We provide you with a set of printable resources and guidance notes to run your day, enabling you to bring science, design and technology, engineering and maths (STEM) together in an engaging way.

Your students will learn key STEM skills and knowledge, as well as developing their problem solving, team working and communication skills.

There are currently three different challenges to choose from and we provide all the resources you need to run one in your own school or with teams invited from other local schools.

Find out more about who it’s for and what’s included.

Who is it for?

Designed for teams of up to six students, aged 8-11, with a maximum of 36 students involved in the activity.

The challenge is designed to be delivered across one day, although it can be split into smaller parts to accommodate the schools timetable as required.

What’s included?

The complete set of downloadable materials includes:

  • Teachers' pack - a list of the practical materials needed, presenters’ notes highlighting key areas and reinforcing key themes throughout the day, some handy hints on how to deliver the day . . . plus printable Faradays currency and student certificates.
  • Student booklet - available as an editable MSWord document to allow the booklet to be adapted to meets the needs of your students and your school.
  • PowerPoint presentation - a step-by-step guide for your students throughout the day, with supporting notes for the delivery of the presentation.

Check out our start-up videos which can provide you with an overview of the IET Faraday® Challenge Day to give you some tips on how you could choose to approach this activity in your school. 


If you run one of our IET Faraday® DIY Challenge Days please do share your experience with us via our feedback form and case study template.