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Ideas Studio

  • 11 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Skyrora: Putting the UK Back in Orbit

Skyrora, a Scotland-based rocket company, is looking to put the UK back in space through the development of an orbital launch vehicle. Find out about Skyrora's groundbreaking mission, what they’re developing, and what their rockets take into orbit.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering

Construction Innovation with Morrison Construction

Take a virtual tour of a construction site to see how the latest innovation and technology can be used in building design and how to build sites with very low environmental impact.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering

Jet Engine Evolution with Rolls Royce

Join Rolls Royce to follow the manufacturing journey of compressor aerofoils and explore the evolution of the jet engine.
  • 8 and over
  • Design
  • Engineering

Rube Goldberg

MathWorks: Ross explores where creativity meets invention by taking a look at the Rube Goldberg machine. Get inspired to create your own mechanical masterpiece as Ross sets off his own incredible invention.
  • 8 and over
  • Design
  • Engineering

Automaton

MathWorks: What is an automaton? How does it work? Join Claire as she explores the original robots and shows us how to make our very own moving mechanical object!
  • 11 and over
  • Design
  • Engineering

What Floats Your Boat?

MathWorks: What makes a good boat float? Find out from Ross and Claire, as they try to create a boat and test out how much weight it can hold.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering

Meet the Engineer: Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan, Associate Dean of Mechanical Engineering at City of Glasgow College, tells us about his career.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering
  • Industry

Meet the Engineers: Rolls Royce

Find out what it's like to be an apprenctice engineer with staff from Rolls Royce.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering

A Spark of Science – Seeing Without Eyes

Eilidh and Natalie from the Centre for Doctoral Training for Applied Photonics explain how light travels and how this understanding can help us improve technology.
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering

A Spark of Science – Lasers

Find out about light, lasers and light engineering from Ben Szutor from the Centre for Doctoral Training for Applied Photonics.
  • 13 and over
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Industry

Meet a Robotics Engineer: SP Automation and Robotics

Join Chanelle, an applications engineer from SP Automation and Robotics, to see how robots are helping to create safer and more productive work places through automation.
  • 13 and over
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Industry

Collaborating with Robots: SP Automation and Robotics

What’s a cobot you ask? Join Braden, a cobot applications engineer from SP Automation and Robotics, to learn about collaborative robots and see what a career in robotics is really like.
  • 8 and over
  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Your Rock Powered Smartphone

What’s the connection between a volcano and a touch screen? Learn about the rocks and minerals that make up smartphones and how things need to change so we can keep up with the growing demand.
  • 11 and over
  • Design
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Our Planet

Solar Powered Roads

The amount of sunlight that hits the Earth’s surface is huge! But are the possibilities of what we could use that amount of sunlight for even bigger?
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Our Planet

Salt Water Lamps

Salt + Water = Light! Ok it might not be that simple, otherwise saltwater lakes would be glowing all day, but see how simple chemistry could provide safe light sources.
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Our Planet
  • Transport

The Future of Transport: Driving Change in the Next 10 years

How is transport being revolutionised with technology to tackle pollution and banish congestion? From artificial intelligence to super-speed trains, what will the transport of our future really look like?
  • 13 and over
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

The Innovation Podcast: Robotics and AI

Join James from the Innovate UK podcast as they explore the way robots could revolutionise our work, with help from industry experts already using this technology.
  • 8 and over
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Materials

If you were an engineer, what would you do?

Design a solution to a real-life problem and learn about Engineering careers, from an actual Engineer, by taking part in this exciting annual competition.
  • 8 and over
  • Design
  • Energy
  • Engineering

Science Museum – Launchball

Launchball challenges you to slide, bounce and spring a ball through 30 obstacle-filled levels. You can even create your own levels to play and share with friends.
  • 8 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Satellites

Did you know that the Earth and Moon are natural satellites? Learn more in this week's 'A Spark of Science.'
  • 13 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Engineering
  • Our Planet

BladeBUG

BladeBUG Limited is developing a unique walking robot to remotely inspect, maintain and repair wind turbine blades, helped by funding from the #ISCF​ Robots for a Safer World challenge.
  • 13 and over
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Innovate UK Predictions: The Future of Robotics

In the future, robots with artificial intelligence will help make life easier for us. How will they transform our industries and working lives, or help us tackle climate change?
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Engineering
  • Our Planet

Dynamic Earth – Innovation and the Climate Crisis: Science or Fiction?

From space umbrellas to hard working hamsters, can you sort the science from the fiction when it comes to creative solutions that could help solve the climate crisis?
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Space: What is a Satellite?

Ever wondered what a satellite is? What they do? How some of them are useful to use every single day? Wonder no more, we have the answers! 
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Space: Spaceports in Scotland

Find out about the forces that get rockets into space, the difference between vertical and horizontal launches, and how Scotland might be the next Cape Canaveral...  
  • 8 and over
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Materials

Glasgow Tower Uncovered

Join us for a tour of the Glasgow Tower, part of Glasgow’s unique skyline since 2001. It is the tallest tower in Scotland, and it holds the Guinness World Record for the only tower in the world that can fully rotate.
  • all ages
  • Design
  • Engineering

Land Yachts

What is a land yacht? Is it a car with a sail or a boat with wheels? A land yacht is a vehicle powered by the wind - it travels on land but it has both wheels and a sail. Andy shows us how to create a land yacht from everyday recycling.
  • 8 and over
  • Engineering

Brilliant Bridges

How do bridges hold up so much weight? Join Ruairi as he conducts an experiment to find the most brilliant bridge!