Engineer a better world

chocolate bar

Children have great imaginations don’t they? My kids are always coming up with weird and wonderful suggestions for new inventions, or ways to improve things they use every day – and that’s definitely something I encourage. Who knows where it could take them?!

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is currently running the #ISeeMore competition supported by Cadburys, to challenge kids to engineer the chocolate bar of the future – and the winning child will get the chance to go and see their creation being made! 

The competition is open to children aged between 8 and 16, and closes on the 16 September 2017. You can see full details here:

Ultimately the competition is about encouraging kids (and especially girls) to understand more about the exciting opportunities available in the science and engineering sectors. 

I asked Gemma for her ideas and suggestions about the chocolate bar of the future, and she went down the Willy Wonka route – a whole meal in a chocolate bar. Starting with a tomato soup flavoured section, then a roast dinner, finishing with a chocolate mousse. I’m not sure how I feel about that one – savoury chocolate? Could it work?

Jacob wanted to go down the construction route. He decided on a banana split flavoured chocolate bar in the shape of a skyscraper. Start at the top, and eat your way down!

The sky really is the limit with this one. What would your children like to create?

  • How will they make / engineer the chocolate bar?
  • How will it look and taste?
  • What shape will it be?
  • What will it be called?
  • What makes it different to chocolate bars that already exist?
  • Has it ever been done before?
  • How creative and quirky is it?
  • What size will it be (how many pieces)?
  • What would the packaging look like?

I would love to see what you and yours come up with, so do drop me a Tweet and let me know if you enter!


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