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This activity focuses on designing racing wheelchairs while cultivating search engine skills. Explore different search terms for internet-based research. In 1983, the first London Marathon wheelchair race saw 19 participants, with 17 crossing the finish line. Fast forward to 2021, Marcel Hug shattered records, securing the men's wheelchair race title in just over 1 hour and 26 minutes! Design a sports wheelchair for marathon races, inspired by the incredible achievements in the London Marathon

Sport

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Explore Electrical Resistance: unveil the power of materials Developed in collaboration with the National Grid ESO, embark on an electrifying journey as learners delve into the testing of electrical resistivity across various materials. Putting their skills to the test, participants will explore the electrical resistivity of different materials, unlocking valuable insights into resistors and their applications.
Discover the energy consumption of various electrical appliances with this engaging activity. Dive into the world of power and energy, calculate the power usage of different devices and consider ways to reduce usage. Developed in collaboration with the National Grid ESO, this resource offers a deeper understanding of energy conservation and the vital role that the National Grid ESO plays in ensuring a reliable energy supply.

Energy

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In this activity, learners will work as a team to program the robot buggy so that it can navigate a maze path. #STEM #education #teachingresources
In this activity, learners will recall and extend their understanding of programmable systems. #STEM #education #teachingresources
An engaging activity in which students look to the future and consider what they have learnt so far about programmable systems to design their own that meets a user need. #STEM #education #teachingresources

Programming

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An engaging starter activity in which students will create a set of instructions to draw various shapes. #STEM #teachingresources #education
An engaging activity in which students are required to apply their mathematical understanding of formulae and problem solving. They will calculate the lengths of pipes used as part of an underground heating system. This will also include a brief explanation of how a sustainable underfloor heating system operates. #STEM #education #teachingresources
An engaging activity in which students will examine the design of revolving doors for maximum efficiency both in terms of reducing space and minimising heat loss. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Maths

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Designing the Trainers of the Future: Step into Innovation Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of footwear design. From athletes to educators and engineers, trainers are a staple in our active lives, providing comfort and support. Explore the bioengineering principles behind these versatile shoes. Learn about product analysis in the design process and embark on the main activity: designing your own trainer. Merge style, functionality, and innovation in this exciting project.
Inspired by Ettore Bugatti, the visionary founder and designer of Bugatti sports cars, we pay homage to his groundbreaking use of aluminium wheels, a pivotal innovation that reduced the weight of Grand Prix racing cars and produced one of the most triumphant racing vehicles ever crafted. Produced in collaboration with the Bugatti Trust Museum and Study Centre, this resource tasks students to ascertain which material stands as the ultimate contender for the wheel.
In this practical lesson, students complete a number of different tests on a selection of materials and identify each one from its particular properties. The tests include Eureka cans, electrical circuits and other interesting investigations to test the density, hardness, magnetic and conductive properties of materials. This activity can be tailored to include tests that best investigate the properties of the materials you have available. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Materials

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An engaging activity in which students will model and construct three different examples of simple pulley systems designed to lift loads. It will build knowledge and understanding of how pulley systems work and their practical uses. #TeachingResources
An engaging activity in which students will will test and calculate the mechanical advantage of three different examples of simple pulley systems designed to lift loads. It will build knowledge and understanding of how pulley systems work, along with improving related numeracy skills. #TeachingResources
In this practical activity two objects are connected via a string that passes over a pulley; then they are released from rest. Can you use your knowledge of mechanics to predict the time taken for the heavier object to fall to the ground and the greatest height reached by the lighter object? #TeachingResources

Forces and motion

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This engaging activity makes students aware of the positives that modern communication systems give to society, and asks them to make decisions about the use of these systems for social, economic and environmental purposes. #TeachingResources
Could programmable systems be used to help people detect flooding earlier? The sooner a potential flood can be detected, the more time homeowners have to prepare and to save their property. In this activity, learners will discuss the effects of flooding on peoples’ lives and how programmable systems can be used to solve some of the problems faced by them. #TeachingResources
Brainstorm potential uses of 3D printing, one of the newest emerging technologies. An engaging starter activity in which students brainstorm potential uses of 3D printing and debate potential advantages and disadvantages of this technology. This quick starter encourages students to think about the social impacts of emerging technologies. #TeachingResources

Society

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This activity is a quick, engaging introduction to a lesson looking at the properties of modern materials and how these are used imitate human body parts. Students compile a list of human body parts which can already be replaced with prostheses. #STEM #education #teachingresources
Investigate aspects of biomedical signal processing. In this practical session students investigate aspects of signal processing. Working in teams, students convert an analogue brain signal into a digital format and transmit it across the classroom to another team using flashes from the LED on the Digital Communicator that they will need to build. The other team will record the digital format and rebuild the original waveform from that information. #TeachingResources
This activity gets students to work in small teams to select a method of medical imaging which is appropriate to a particular medical condition. Students are provided with the medical records of eight patients. The different imaging techniques covered in this activity include: CAT, Gamma cameras, MRI, PET, Thermology, Ultrasound and X-rays. #TeachingResources

Medical

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An engaging activity in which students will investigate the potential effects to health of the use of mobile phones and their transmitters, which use radio waves and microwaves to transmit information. #STEM #education #teachingresources
In this practical activity students investigate the properties of smart springs and see how they might be used as muscles in a robotic arm. #STEM #teachingresources #education
Students carry out some data manipulation to find the best material from which to make a prosthetic foot. They plot graphs of stress against strain and calculate the modulus of elasticity for a number of candidate materials. The activity offers strong opportunities for cross-curricular work with Mathematics. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Health

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An engaging activity allowing students to question what makes one set of earphones or headphones better than another. #STEM #teachingresources #education
An engaging activity allowing students to understand ergonomics and aesthetics in an authentic context and apply their findings in a creative and challenging way. #STEM #teachingresources #education
Test sound insulation in different materials. Students consider how materials need be tested for their suitability for a specific job before engineers in construction projects can choose them. An engaging activity which will illustrate how scientists and engineers have to work together in collaboration to solve problems, encouraging students to do likewise in the classroom. #TeachingResources

Sound

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This engaging activity allows students to compare old and new technologies to experience how significant the advances in technology have been. The nature of microwaves is introduced, and students learn about their part in a cell phone system. #STEM #teachingresources #education
This engaging activity allows students to investigate the uses of communications technology in the modern world. There is an opportunity to audit the students’ skills such as visualisation or map-reading to form a scale drawing. These are skills that may not have been developed due to the use of various electronic devices. #STEM #teachingresources #education
This engaging activity allows students to investigate the uses of communication technology in the modern world, making decisions about being dependent on technology. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Technology

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An engaging activity where students will investigate a smart material and share the results of their research with the class. #STEM #teachingresources #education
An engaging activity including two short tasks to support students’ understanding of the application of the casting process and the concept of modular (repeat) design. #STEM #teachingresources #education
An engaging activity in which students will investigate how the properties and functions of a product go together to appeal to a customer. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Engineering

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An engaging activity where students will design an outfit that could be worn whilst participating in a sport. With a strong emphasis on developing creative thinking when generating ideas, this activity requires students to be creative when applying knowledge and understanding in science to a design and technology context. #STEM #teachingresources #education
In this activity students will carry out an analysis of existing products, to give a broader context to their investigation. #STEM #teachingresources #education
In this activity, learners will design and develop ideas for a stand for a transport information display. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Design

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In this activity students work in teams to research an existing or possible future form of community transport. They mark their system against the agreed criteria from the starter and present their findings to the rest of the class. #STEM #education #teachingresources
In this engaging starter activity, students are asked to think about current methods of community transport and the associated pros and cons. Their ideas are then used to compile a class list of criteria that future methods of community transport should fulfil. #TeachingResources
In this unit, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a prototype for a programmable information system for users of the London Underground. They will investigate the needs of users of the London Underground, the information that they require and how programmable systems may help to provide solutions. #TeachingResources

Transport

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Make a Flood Barrier System: protecting against rising waters With the increasing threat of climate change, it's crucial to develop innovative solutions to mitigate the risk of flooding. As part of Fairfield Control Systems' educational series, this resource empowers learners to explore the theme of waterways and construct a programmable electronic system capable of efficiently controlling a flood barrier.
An engaging starter activity focusing on the link between water and health. It encourages students to think about the role of engineers in providing us with healthy water supplies and waste-water disposal systems by thinking about the different ways in which water can be hazardous to human health. #STEM #teachingresources #education
In this activity, learners will produce design ideas for a treadle pump that can raise water from wells. It will develop their ability to design products that meet a social need. It will also develop their skills in the drawing techniques used by designers and engineers to communicate their ideas. #STEM #teachingresources #education

Water

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Inspire your class's curiosity about renewable and non-renewable energy with engaging activity sheets, complete with teacher notes, straightforward guidance, and valuable web links. Download for free today:
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Join us on the "Undercover Engineers" podcast as we chat with Stewart Fairbairn, a true expert in Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems. 🤯
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Make a flood barrier system
Make a Flood Barrier System: protecting against rising waters With the increasing threat of climate change, it's crucial to develop innovative solutions to mitigate the risk of flooding. As part of Fairfield Control Systems' educational series, this resource empowers learners to explore the theme of waterways and construct a programmable electronic system capable of efficiently controlling a flood barrier.
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Explore electrical resistance
Explore Electrical Resistance: unveil the power of materials Developed in collaboration with the National Grid ESO, embark on an electrifying journey as learners delve into the testing of electrical resistivity across various materials. Putting their skills to the test, participants will explore the electrical resistivity of different materials, unlocking valuable insights into resistors and their applications.
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Designing the trainers of the future
Designing the Trainers of the Future: Step into Innovation Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of footwear design. From athletes to educators and engineers, trainers are a staple in our active lives, providing comfort and support. Explore the bioengineering principles behind these versatile shoes. Learn about product analysis in the design process and embark on the main activity: designing your own trainer. Merge style, functionality, and innovation in this exciting project.
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Designing a sports wheelchair
This activity focuses on designing racing wheelchairs while cultivating search engine skills. Explore different search terms for internet-based research. In 1983, the first London Marathon wheelchair race saw 19 participants, with 17 crossing the finish line. Fast forward to 2021, Marcel Hug shattered records, securing the men's wheelchair race title in just over 1 hour and 26 minutes! Design a sports wheelchair for marathon races, inspired by the incredible achievements in the London Marathon
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Calculate energy use at home
Discover the energy consumption of various electrical appliances with this engaging activity. Dive into the world of power and energy, calculate the power usage of different devices and consider ways to reduce usage. Developed in collaboration with the National Grid ESO, this resource offers a deeper understanding of energy conservation and the vital role that the National Grid ESO plays in ensuring a reliable energy supply.
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Wheel materials
Inspired by Ettore Bugatti, the visionary founder and designer of Bugatti sports cars, we pay homage to his groundbreaking use of aluminium wheels, a pivotal innovation that reduced the weight of Grand Prix racing cars and produced one of the most triumphant racing vehicles ever crafted. Produced in collaboration with the Bugatti Trust Museum and Study Centre, this resource tasks students to ascertain which material stands as the ultimate contender for the wheel.
Join us as we unleash the latest innovations in science and tech to showcase engineers that are saving our planet and helping communities across the globe. From shark detection technology and artificial reefs for marine wildlife, to the latest real-life cyber crime, nano materials and smart watches saving lives, you can get thinking about what will be next. Technology, Detection, Our Planet, Science
Cyber Security
Join us as we unleash the latest innovations in science and tech to showcase engineers that are saving our planet and helping communities across the globe. From shark detection technology and artificial reefs for marine wildlife, to the latest real-life cyber crime, nano materials and smart watches saving lives, you can get thinking about what will be next.
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Power Posters
Free to download, our classroom posters cover a range of topics from electricity and power to 3D printing and nanotechnology to cybersecurity.
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Design a home energy system
Use the BBC micro:bit programmable system to create a working prototype. This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.
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Projecting Torch Light
Estimate the radius of a light circle produced by a shining torch. A circle of light appears when you shine a torch at a wall. The light is brightest in the centre and fades as you move towards the circumference of the circle.
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Maths behind a heating system
Calculate the lengths of pipe required for an underground heating system. This scheme of work allows students to investigate environmental issues in the context of the design and operation of a new school.
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Keeping Warm 2
Analyse data on costs of heating different types of housing. In the Keeping Warm scheme of work, students investigate the topical issue of the cost and efficient use of energy. Using functional mathematics, they will recognise that published facts and figures are not necessarily accurate and that mathematical insight should be used to probe data.