Home schooling is well underway for the second time in less than a year and even the best of us are struggling to come up with new and exciting ways to entertain our children.

At Copper, we know enagaging children with infrastructure can bring school subjects to life and introduce new career prospects, but it’s also pretty fun. So we’re sharing some of our best-loved STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities you can do at home– with an emphasis on bringing infrastructure to life for children.

The Bridge Challenge competition: ages 5+

Your ‘project team’ will need to use the bridge-building fundamentals they learn in our interactive tutorial, a collection of household items, and no short supply of creativity to build a bridge which will be judged by our expert panel.

Welding with chocolate: ages 8+

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious (and prepared to supervise) or your kids are a little older, you might be interested in this activity, which explores the difference between beam and girder bridges… with the help of chocolate!

We’ve designed an interactive slide show that will guide the learning, action and conversation. It includes everything you’ll need for the exercise, as well as some hints and tips to make sure everyone has a good time – and learns something.

Don’t forget to share any pictures of your activities on Twitter or by emailing kids@copperconsultancy.com