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Drawings represent essential, desirable skills and characteristics.

Have you got the right stuff?

The idea of 'engineering' often comes loaded with stereotypes about the type of person who makes a good engineer.

This activity looks at the types of skills and characteristics that are essential for engineering, as well as those that are desirable but not essential, and those that are not relevant at all.

This is a good pair or small-group activity as it can be useful for students to discuss their own ideas and challenge each other's stereotypes when finding the answers.

Download the "Have you got the right stuff?" worksheet PDF (32Kb)

A diagram explains a central heating system.

Big build challenge

This puzzle gives students a first taste of one of the key areas for British Gas engineers: a home central heating system.

The aim is to build a central heating system using nine puzzle pieces. It is best completed in pairs or small groups, so students can discuss what they're doing and bring their own knowledge to help the group.

The puzzle can also be completed as an individual activity and is available at two levels of complexity.

British Gas Generation Green logo.

What is Generation Green?

Generation Green is an education programme run by British Gas for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 pupils and teachers, providing free of charge classroom resources, educational experiences and sustainable energy technologies to more than 13,000 schools across the UK. We hope that by teaching children about sustainability and inspiring them to be curious about future energy challenges, we can help to create a generation of energy innovators.

There's always a lot going on at Generation Green. From exciting initiatives like our Powerful Story project to Educational Resources for teachers, Energy Makeovers for schools and fun ways to learn through our online game and radio series; there's something for everyone.

Find out more on the following links: