Engineering a Better World

The aim of this collection of resources, from the Centre for Science Education and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, is to enhance the school experience of students and teachers of STEM subjects. The resources were devised by a group of teachers and educationalists from the North of England with the support of Yorkshire Forward and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The collection includes eight case studies together with a 15-minute video showing the project in action in a school. Each case study is presented as a series of lessons covering science, maths and technology with a set of smaller activities called 'Extras' which are broadly cross-curricular and can be used with any of the subject disciplines. The resources are supported by an in-service training pack.

The Case Studies
* A Bridge Too Many
* Building Incubators
* Mechathlon
* Mini Robot Wars
* Medical Emergencies
* Solar Detectives
* Protecting Your Head
* F1 Challenge

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A Bridge Too Many

A Bridge too Many, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for the activities is a challenge based on a large model bridge that has been pre-constructed using prefabricated components, with weak pins...

Building Incubators

Building Incubators, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about bioengineering and the survival of premature babies. The context is designing a temperature-regulated environment to help...

Mechathlon

Mechathlon, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for this case study is designing a multipurpose vehicle which could aid recovery following a devastating...

Engineering in the New Curriculum

A 15 minute film, from the Centre for Science Education, showing the Engineering a Better World cross-curriculum model in action in a South Yorkshire school. The STEM teachers explain the benefits of the project which involves Design and Technology, Science and Mathematics. The video illustrates the stages of a...

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