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Polymers: Physical Testing

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities are aimed at post-16 students following courses in technology, engineering, physics or materials science. The activities described allow students to gain experience and practice experimental technique in the testing of materials' physical...

Primary Science - Growing Science Capital

This special issue of the Association of Science Education's Primary Science publication celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Children Challenging Industry programme, has articles written by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) team highlighting the importance of working across the boundaries...

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this set of activities allows students to investigate the properties of polymers in relation to the design requirements for a sleeping bag.

Product Design: Polymers in Sleeping Bags

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this set of activities allows students to investigate the properties of polymers in relation to the design requirements for a sleeping bag.

Students carry out an investigation of the design and manufacture of sleeping bags as a product...

Product Design: Pop Bottles

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials consist of three parts relating to the choice of materials and production processes involved in the manufacture of plastic bottles for carbonated drinks. The three sections are:

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Product Design: Sports Shoes

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities deal with the different stages of market research, product design, selection of materials and manufacturing processes in the sports shoe industry.

Through a range of activities and practical investigations, students gain a greater...

Pulp to paper (in forces and recycling)

Pulp to paper is activity 5 in the resource booklet Forces and Recycling. Children pulp newspaper and use it to make a sheet of recycled paper.

Reclaim It

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials encourage primary children to use reclaimed materials to make a range of products that include a model person, stacking toy, necklace, model car and powered roundabout.

The skills pupils develop during the activities include...

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials put curriculum science in a real-life context. 

Recycling Cities

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities help students to examine the recycling of materials, concentrating on polymers and the potential for the recycling of waste plastics. In doing so, students look at polymers, the properties of plastics, purifying components of a...

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