Show your inner engineer


Offer an activity in line with the educational objectives of secondary school programs by inviting one of our volunteer ambassadors to your classroom. Your students will have fun trying out engineering by doing a science activity together. The engineer will not only lead the activity, but also talk to your students about the fascinating realities of their daily work.

Leave the organizing to us: We will bring all material required to carry out the activities.

Secondary 1 students


Duration: 75 minutes

Those living in slum areas face many challenges. In addition to difficulty accessing clean water and not always being able to rely on electricity, they need lights inside the favelas, day and night. During this activity, students will assess the situation and explore ideas to find a simple, economical lighting solution using fibre optics.

Students will work in teams to complete this limited-time exercise according to project specifications. They will experience a real-life situation that stimulates the development of knowledge for the application of science.

Secondary 2

Show Your Inner Engineer to Save the Bees

Duration: 75 minutes

Bees are in danger!

Our natural resource development and use are destroying their habitat. Without bees, the entire food chain is threatened because these invaluable pollinating insects are responsible for one third of the food that we eat.

We must save them.

During the activity, students will use engineering by making a prototype of a bee house. Conceptualization, scientific process, action plan, consideration of limitations, management of material and human resources… Students will be truly immersed in engineering at every step of the prototype creation process.

Secondary 3

Show Your Inner Engineer to Move the World Forward

Duration: 75 minutes

Hydraulic systems are used for all sorts of reasons, from making controlled movements to lifting heavy loads. They’re particularly useful in the transportation and construction industries, but also have applications in the biomedical field. In this workshop, students will bend their brains to improving the prototype of an articulated arm and help an injured hand regain some gripping capacity. What size syringe should they use to power the hand? Should they fill the syringes with water? If so, how much? What effect will this have?

The workshop will allow them to review the scientific principles behind hydraulic systems, address the concept of fluids, and consolidate their knowledge of simple machines.

Secondary 4 students

Show Your Inner Engineer to Survive in a Forest

Duration: 75 minutes

Humans can survive for 30 to 90 days without food. They will die in 3 days without water.

During this activity, students will be asked to free their inner engineer to invent and design a prototype for a water filtration system that will make it possible to survive for 14 days in the forest. Crucial information: Hikers will have access to a source of freshwater at least once a day (pond, lake, or river).

Students will quickly discover that the perfect project does not exist in engineering. They will need to find the right balance between their objective (creating the prototype of a water filtration system) and the available resources (available materials, budget and time allotted).