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.




Investigating how hoverboards work

This resource investigates how hoverboards work.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • Understand how at least two different examples of hoverboards function.
  • Know how to analyse examples of existing products.
  • Analyse the main features of a product and identify improvements that...

Investigating problems faced by people in remote areas

This resource considers the social implications and challenges faced.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To know what is meant by a remote area.
  • To understand the social problems and challenges faced by people living in remote areas.
  • To be able to create solutions for...

Methods of obtaining water

This resource looks at designing a treadle pump.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to design a treadle pump for people living in a remote village.
  • To understand how social issues impact on the design of a product.
  • To be able to communicate design ideas using...

Modelling pulley systems

This resource investigates modelling and constructing pulley systems designed to lift loads.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to recognise and describe the main parts of a pulley system.
  • To understand how a pulley system can reduce the effort needed to lift a load.
  • ...


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