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STEM the Flow Competition

We’re looking for pupils in P5 to S3 to help tackle the problem of source to sea marine litter. Delivered as part of our award-winning Upstream Battle campaign, the STEM the Flow engineering competition encourages pupils to investigate and design solutions to tackle marine litter upstream at source with a pupil-led STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) project.  

To support this programme we are hosting a webinar for educators and STEM coordinators about the challenge on Tuesday 5 September at 4pm. Please register here. 

As part of the challenge, participants must investigate source to sea litter in their area, identify the problem, raise awareness and design an engineering-based solution to the issue. Participants will have to work as a team to create a project plan, conduct research, draw conclusions and produce a scientific poster or build a model to showcase their idea. 

Online workshops led by STEM ambassadors from industry will provide participants with essential first-hand expertise and guidance relevant for the project.  

participants' projects will be judged by a public vote to identify the 'Best Overall Project'; 'Most Innovative Design'; 'Most Sustainable Design'; 'Best Teamwork Project' and 'Best Investigation and Research Project', in 'Primary' and 'Secondary' categories.  

STEM the Flow is designed as a project-based learning activity which should take between six to eight weeks to complete.

01 September 2023

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