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Medical Emergencies

Medical Emergencies, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. Students design and make a hanging storage device that could, ideally, be folded up to make a rucksack or other carrying device. They have the opportunity to communicate their findings in a variety of ways and look at how engineers and scientists need to be creative in their work using a range of skills and ideas.

Teachers' notes and the starter activity are included at the start of the file called Medical emergency pack.

Starter activity
* The life-saving rucksack

* Developing the design
* Writing the specification
* Making the product

* Strength of thread
* Transmittance of light

* Pocket shape and position
* Scale diagrams

Cross-curricular activity
* Thermochromic pigements

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