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Protecting Your Head

Protecting Your Head, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for the activities is the design of head protection for snowboarders where the risk of injury is significant but personal image is also important.

Teachers' notes and the starter activity are included at the start of the file called 'Protecting your head pack'.

Starter activity
* Which helmet is best?

* Wind tunnels
* Designing a helmet

* Investigating polymorph
* Materials testing

* Tesselations
* Market research

Cross-curricular activities
* Dangerous sports?
* Injury and recovery
* Marketing 'safety'
* Should helmets be compulsory?

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