Key stage three Siemens resources

The story of the Siemens brothers, and their involvement in the invention and development of innovative and ground breaking technology, provides the stimulus for this set of resources designed for KS3 learners. The resources include:

  • interactive games and supporting teaching activities and worksheets
  • lesson plans and activities for the topics of the ear, sound and its uses, low energy light bulbs and the importance of fresh water
  • three of the 'Six for Six' modules series of complimentary resources including different activities using real-world examples of technology, engineering and manufacturing.

The 'Six for Six' modules feature videos, films and challenging competitive tasks most suitable for longer term projects or a STEM Club setting. Comprehensive teacher notes with links to additional learning opportunities and events associated with STEM learning frameworks and calendar are included alongside detailed curated lesson plans and worksheets.

Two of the modules focus upon how the energy and power we generate shape the way we live now and how it can alter the way we live in the future. The third resource focuses on existing and future transportation systems.

Topics covered:

Module 3: Energy for thrills – analysing the concept of energy transfer can enable us to understand how everything from roller coasters to double decker buses operate.

Module 4: Power to the people – considers how the quality of our lives depends upon a reliable and cheap supply of energy and how this can be achieved without damaging the environment.

Module 5: Getting around – examines transport systems and how essential they are to modern life but the careful planning and operation required for them to be fit for purpose. 

 

Resources

These Six for Six activities, from Siemens, enhance key stage three pupils' understanding of energy. The key idea with the activities is to get students to engage with ideas about energy and to apply them to a range of different contexts....

The key ideas contained in this 'Six for Six' resource from Siemens involves getting pupils thinking about how we get the power we need to support the wide variety of functions we have come to rely...

The key idea with these activities from Siemens is to get students thinking about the challenges associated with organising transport. They will have first-hand experience of issues relating to transport, whether in terms of convenience, cost or...

The Digital Twin Challenge

This game from Siemens gives pupils the opportunity to design a virtual car by altering various factors such as the type of tyres, body style, engine and materials for wheels. The real-time simulation tests each design change in terms of outputs and how it performs on the road.  Once the design is finalised, the...

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