School’s out and from 10am until 3pm this Friday, 23 July, the IET will be hosting its first ever Engineering Open House Day show - live!

Packed full of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fun for children and their families, the interactive show aims to inspire young people to open their eyes to the world of engineering and technology and all the cool and exciting job roles on offer, with the ultimate goal of becoming our next generation of STEM superstars!The engineering marathon explores the worlds of aerospace, electricity, transport, energy and innovations and features BAFTA winning children’s TV presenter and YouTuber Maddie Moate and Science broadcaster, YouTuber and Podcaster, Greg Foot amongst a host of STEM talent!

Ella Podmore, Jack Helsewood (Mr World), Sophie Harker, and our IET president, Danielle George are just a few of our guests who will be live in the studio talking to our host, Mark Reynard, performing cool experiments which you and your children can follow along with at home and taking part in our challenges on the day.

It is going to be a jam-packed 5 hours!

But we don’t just want you to watch our show, we want you and your children to join in and be a part of it too. So how can you get involved?

Activity one - #AskDan

Do you constantly get asked inquisitive questions from your little ones about how the world works and why?

Are clouds made of cotton wool and why do astronauts float in space?

Well our very own IET President, Danielle George, is poised to take on all the tough questions for you!

We would love you to record your young one asking a question or, if you would prefer for them not to be on screen (as it may get shown on the show) then please send a written question in.  Their first name and age will be read out.

So, let their imaginations run wild – we want the wackiest, out of this world questions!!!

Send your video to with your parental consent for which can be found here

Activity two – Paper Plane Challenge

Can you challenge your child to make a paper aeroplane out of a piece of A4 paper in 60 seconds and then measure how far it flies across the room?! Queue the laughter when it nose dives, or the squeals of delight when it soars across the room!

Submit your child’s continuous paper plane video via social media including  #EOHDpaperplane in the message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Their name could be featured on our Top Gear style leader board alongside our engineering experts who will be taking part on the day.

There is even a chance for you children to win a cool STEM prize. Before taking part, please read our competition terms and conditions.

And the fun does not stop there, as we have a media hub packed full of virtual events happening throughout the day from over 30 organisations including, Apple, TfL, Tower Bridge, Diamond Light Source, National Grid, Airbus, plus so many more!

If you miss any of the live action happening on the day, our Engineering Open House Live and virtual events from our media hub will be available on demand across the 6-week school summer holidays.

Get the marshmallows and biscuits ready (hint hint) and join the STEM-tastic fun.

Watch Engineering Open House Day live on Friday, 23 July: