The Wonder Project

Getting kiwi kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Feed your wonder

I Wonder…

What the future holds.

I Wonder…

How our children will change the world.

The Wonder Project gets young Kiwis excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Sparking curiosity. Opening a future of possibility.

Your journey with the Wonder Project
starts now!

The Wonder Project includes three student-led programmes that knit seamlessly into the school’s curriculum
1. I wonder how rockets fly.

The Wonder Project Rocket Challenge – a rocket building project for years 5-8. Students design, refine and build their own rocket, learning all about Newton’s Laws along the way.


The Wonder Project Community Challenge – a community driven STEM challenge for years 7-10. This challenge tasks students with solving a community issue using technology, innovation and their own genius.


Wonder Project Careers for years 11-13 – exposing students to the myriad of job opportunities in the amazing world of STEM. Wonder Project Ambassadors go into schools, to open kids’ eyes to the enormous opportunities available to them.

We love helping the
future generation

Engineering New Zealand is currently running a pilot for The Wonder Project Rocket Challenge – working with schools from across the country to develop and refine the programme. Once it’s perfect, we’ll launch it nationwide!

In the meantime, we are on the hunt for enthusiastic engineers, schools, employers and community funders to help get behind the project.

Be a part of something new and vital. Help inspire our next generation of game-changers.

Get in touch below.


Knowledge about the natural world based on learning through experiments and observation.


The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.


Defining a practical problem, then creatively solving it using math, physics and technology.


Using symbols, graphs and numbers to problem solve, think critically and make sense of the world.

  • “My students and I have really enjoyed the whole programme. We have been able to learn together and make mistakes together. The whole hands on experience has been great.

    – Rebekah Gage, Teacher
  • Even the students who aren’t usually ‘into learning’ seem to enjoy the hands on and competitive nature of the rocket challenge.”

    – Emily Bennet, civil Engineer
  • “We are now going to grow this competition within our senior school and with a group from a neighbouring school.

    – Hira Hutchinson, Teacher Deputy Principal

Want to learn more?

Get in touch to be a part of something amazing!