Discover creative STEM activities to try, from science experiments to engineering challenges.
Design & Make a Bridge
Become an engineer like Brunel and design your own Bridge to cross the Avon Gorge.
Thousands of people visited the Great Exhibition in 1851. What example of engineering and technology would you put in a Great Exhibition for the 21st century?
Make a Sextant
Make and use a sextant so you can find out your latitude, perfect for a starry night.
Build Renkioi Hospital
Create a paper version of Brunel’s famous hospital ward using a net.
Make a paper sailing ship and see how quickly you can get it to sail along a table.
Timeline of the SS Great Britain
Create your own timeline showing key events from the SS Great Britain’s lifetime.
Trap A Rat!
Rats were a huge problem on board the ship, can you help by designing a rat trap?
What’s for Dinner?
Use a menu from a Victorian voyage to plan a meal to eat onboard the SS Great Britain
Why does the SS Great Britain have holes in it?
Become a scientist and discover what happens to metal in water.