Engineering the future of the barrier

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In activity, students produce an Engineering ‘specification’ based on application of their science and mathematics knowledge and understanding. This will be put into the context of risks to London from flooding and the need for improved flood defences due to increased risk of higher floods due to rising sea levels from climate change.

Learning outcomes:

Students could: evaluate posters, presentations and reports.

Students should: carry out further research on a chosen aspect of the Barrier – climate change, barrier design, London risks.

Students must: create a poster, presentation or report for a new Thames Barrier.

This resource is part of a full set of lessons looking at how forces and energy play a major role in London’ s transport network, which can be found here

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