Motor Vehicle Courses
There are a wide range of motor vehicle courses currently available and automotive engineering may also be covered on KS4/5 engineering courses. A practising DT/Engineering teacher with expereince of teaching motor vehicle courses has identified resources from the e-Library and internet that may assist teachers of these types of courses.
Links and Resources
Short video clip in which an apprentice in motor vehicle maintenance talking about her work and college course. She describes how a car's engine is tested to find a fault with its fuelling. Could be useful in a discussion about motor vehicle careers.
A resource containing information and activities about the environmental impact of motor vehicles. Might be useful when covering exhaust systems.
Case study about the development of a new engine to reduce emissions.
Quite a scientific resource but could be useful when looking at vehicle structure and discussing acceleration/deceleration.
Article about a new type of suspension being used in Formula 1 and it's possible benefits to mass produced vehicles.
Video case study about a student studying a Land Based Technology course. Shows student carrying out maintenance on a tractor. Useful when looking at potential automotive careers.