pupils competing in the final

Practice session resources

Before you hold your challenge we recommend holding a practice session with the pupils.  Use the worksheets below to gain a working knowledge of the K'nex pieces and the different ways they can be used.


Challenge resources

Classroom heat resources

Cluster quarter-final challenge resources

  • Cluster quarter-final challenge resources are provided in the cluster pack.  This has already been sent to Cluster Contacts.  If you are running a cluster challenge and don't have this information please contact your cluster contact or a member of the Glasgow Science Festival team.

Certificate template

There are two versions of the certificate available for download, a full colour version and a lighter version which will use less printer ink.  Both are editable in Word.


STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from industry and academia with a passion for STEM that can bring their expertise to your classroom.  There may be a STEM ambassador in your area available to help teachers run and judge challenges.  Please send an email with your details and requirements to stem-ambassadors@Glasgow.ac.uk if you would like an ambassador to help in your school. See the Science Connects webpage for more information on the STEM Ambassador programme.


Useful websites

  • knex.com - Manufacturers website including designs by K’Nexperts, photo galleries and details of all available K’Nex products.
  • K'nex user group - Excellent website including handy hints section and challenges.