Siemens

As a business at the cutting edge of developments in energy, industry, healthcare and infrastructure and cities, Siemens uses contexts from its work to provide materials that present real challenges to students and develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in, and meet the challenges of, a technology-led future.

These schemes of work are based on some of the ground-breaking projects and technologies of the four business sectors that Siemens is engaged in. Each scheme of work is supported by corresponding stimulus video, lesson plan and student support sheets to supplement classroom delivery.

The Crystal is an exhibition situated in east London which showcases global trends and challenges, and existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, livable and prosperous cities. Across ten zones, the exhibition encourages students to change the way we all think about the development of cities, now and for future generations.

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Here Comes the Sun (11-14)

This activity encourages students to explore the factors affecting decisions about energy sources. The video clip is used to set the challenge in a real life context. Buma lives is a town called Abuja and, although he likes the city itself, the regular power cuts present him with a dilemma: using the petrol...

Water, Water, Everywhere? (11-14)

This resource, from Siemens UK, encourages students to appreciate the importance of clean water and the problems that may arise in the absence of it. Students consider soluble and insoluble pollutants and methods of filtration. They then explore contamination by microorganisms, water-borne diseases and the...

I Can See Clearly Now (11-14)

This resource looks at the effective use of low energy light bulbs and how they have enabled the waterfront at Durban in South Africa to be transformed. The first activity sets the scene by showing how lighting is not only a technical process but has a social impact too. It then presents students with the challenge...

Blowing in the Wind (11-14)

This resource, from Siemens UK, looks at the use of wind farms to provide sustainable energy for a range of communities in a variety of settings. The selection of a New Zealand context is significant as Maori communities see themselves as being responsible for effective stewardship of the land for future...

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