Inspired by space: Design and Technology resource collections

Did you know that some of our everyday materials used on the high street were originally designed for use in space? Many of these space-inspired materials are also part of the Design and Technology (D&T) curriculum, including shape memory alloys, Kevlar, titanium, GORE-TEX and graphene to name just a few.

This collection of resources takes a look at these space-inspired materials and finds out more about them and how they are used both in space and back on Earth.

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This collection of resources has been developed to support the teaching of modern materials. Each resource is inspired by space, providing information, experiments and discussion points for each of the modern materials and technologies.

This collection of resources has been developed to support the teaching of smart materials. Each resource is inspired by space, providing information, experiments and discussion points for each of the smart materials and technologies.

This collection of resources has been developed to support the teaching of technical textiles. Each resource is inspired by space, providing information, experiments and discussion points for each of the technical textiles.

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