IET Faraday Resources

The IET Faraday programme has been developed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Europe’s largest professional organisation in the field. The aim is to introduce a new generation to the sheer excitement of science, technology and engineering.

These resources include cross-curricular classroom activities with accompanying film clips and downloadable supporting files such as presentations and handouts which can be tailored to students' needs.

The IET Faraday materials give a real insight into what it is like to be a scientist, technologist or engineer working at the cutting edge of technology. They investigate the problems that engineers face and the technologies behind their solutions and cover a variety of exciting areas.




Magnet Madness

These activities provide a quick, engaging set of tasks designed to demonstrate theories related to the use of magnets, such as electromagnetic induction, chaos theory and magnetic fields. Although mainly designed as science activities, they could also be used as an introduction to power generation or the potential...

Motor madness

In this activity students assemble a simple electric motor from everyday items. This develops understanding of how electric motors function and how magnetism can be used in practical applications.

This activity sheet was developed by the IET with the support and participation of the...

A collection of nine films featuring engineers at different career stages. The films present the daily work of an engineer, explain what engineering is and what it takes to have a successful career in engineering.

Producing a treadle pump

In this activity, students will produce a finished working prototype of a treadle pump designed to raise water from wells. It will develop their ability to produce products that meet a social need. It will also develop their manufacturing skills and ability to select appropriate materials, tools and equipment.


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