Materials Resources for KS4/5 DT/Engineering

Most DT/Engineering courses which require students to develop their knowledge of materials. This collection of lists was compiled by a DT teacher with experience of teaching a range of courses at KS4/5.

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Cutting Edge Materials: Videos

A series of videos that could be used to give KS4/5 engineering students an insight into advanced/smart materials.
publication year
2000 - 2009

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Cutting Edge Materials: Activity Sheets

A series of vworksheets to accompany videos (above) that could be used to give KS4/5 engineering students an insight into advanced/smart materials.
publication year
2000 - 2009

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Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Four Resources

These resources, provided by the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Four design and technology and engineering courses. The resources include a materials investigation based on a DC22 vaccuum cleaner which could be applied to many KS4/5 engineering courses. The bulk of the materials in the product are polymers.
publication year
2010 to date

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Composites: Designing Materials for the Future

A booklet and other resources with lots of information about composite materials, one of the main classes of materials that needs to covered iin may engineering courses.
publication year
2000 - 2009

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Thermal Conductivity

A useful video to teach students about material thermal properties.
publication year
2010 to date

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Metals

A booklet and teachers guide about metals. Might be a bit technical but does have some useful information.
publication year
1980 - 1989

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