Food preparation and nutrition

Food: a fact of life from the British Nutrition Foundation

"After 15 years of teaching food and nutrition in secondary schools, I started working for the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) as part of the Education team."

Crumble microcontroller

Getting to grips with the Crumble Controller

The Crumble Controller is a programmable board that can be quickly used to create programmable design and technology projects.

Formula 1 car

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

Develop the skills needed to successfully run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students.

Manette Carroll

My STEM story: five years on

I first stepped foot in the National STEM Learning Centre in December 2012, and I haven’t looked back since.


Engineering in design and technology

From aerospace to sports engineering, these resources showcase the areas of engineering that people can specialise in.

BBC micro:bit

Creating intelligent products with the micro:bit

Discover how to use the micro:bit to create intelligent products in the material area of design and technology.

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

Water for the World

Water for the World was developed jointly by Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) and Arup, a global firm of engineering consultants and specialists. There are three resources, investigating issues of water scarcity, sourcing and supply and showing how engineers can help to solve problems. Although initially designed as...
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2010 to date

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Fighting fires with the internet of things: Design and technology one hour activity

This one-hour lesson introduces the Internet of Things to students, through the context of fire fighting.Students explore the user needs of a modern firefighter and how different Internet of Things technologies could improve their equipment and safety. Students investigate different products that might improve the...
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How do they make movies 11-14

Have you ever wondered how to create movie magic, such as hideous monsters or incredible costumes? The secret to creating an amazing movie is just a few STEM Club lessons away. This programme investigates how you can use design and technology to master movie tricks, from creating your own prosthetic mask to...
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2010 to date

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Bring engineering into your school or college

Through a range of resources, support and inspiration, discover how engineering can be used to enrich your lessons.

Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar content? Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills outside of your specialist area? Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area? This two day course will help you develop the...

Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4 design and technologyTY214

Whether you have a 3D printer or are looking at buying one, this course will provide you with ideas, support and resources to make 3D printing part of your design and technology lessons. “My confidence in using 3D printers has developed hugely and I feel that I am now armed with the necessary skills and confidence to...

Controlling motors and prototyping electronic circuits with micro:bitTY238

The micro:bit is one of the biggest education projects in the past 30 years. Join us and explore how LEDs, buzzers, motors and sensors can be used to create programmable projects, perfect for key stage 3. Sessions will include: programming the micro:bit, using the free Microsoft Block Editor connecting output...

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