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Types of papers and boards

Within this lesson students will gain knowledge and understanding of how paper is made and the primary sources of materials for producing papers and boards. Students will complete a series of questions which will help them to gain an understanding of how different papers and boards are produced, with a comparison...

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Materials and their properties: papers and boards

A collection of resources for GCSE Design and Technology that support the teaching of material properties with different papers and boards.

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What is engineering?

This resource provides an introduction to engineering for primary children. It can be used for a whole school assembly with follow-on inquiry work, or with one class, and would be suitable for working with a STEM Ambassador.  The resource aims to break down preconceptions about engineering, looks at what...

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2010 to date

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Material properties

This resource describes a number of material properties used to describe materials. I.e. hardness, tensile strength, environmental resistance, etc.

The resource contains questions at the end of the topic to support revision.

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22 May 2019

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Community STEM Clubs poster

STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...

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Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

“Aerospace and aeronautical engineering covers the design and engineering of the systems, equipment and components that make up flying vehicles such as aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft and rockets.” Tomorrow’s Engineers: From Idea to Career
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20 May 2019

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New technologies in design and engineering

This presentation can be used to introduce new and disruptive technologies to engineering students. It was based on BTEC Engineering but would also be relevant to GCSE Design and Technology / engineering. It contains an overview of hydrogen fuel cells, optic fibres, blended wing bodies, surface nanotechnology,...

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20 May 2019

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Refocussing Assessment in D&T

This resources uses 5 key questions to develop a rationale for assessment within D&T. Through answering each question, the responses are intended to support, challenge or structure department discussions on your own assessment in D&T in your school.

  • What does it mean to be a successful student...
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DIY Faraday Challenge: Smart Cycle

The IET DIY Faraday Challenge Day ‘Smart Cycle’ is a DIY STEM activity day but it could be adapted to be run as a suite of lessons. The aim of this challenge is to introduce students to cutting edge technology which engineers are, and will be using in the future and this challenge will work best if you have access...

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Civil and Structural Engineering

“Civil engineers and structural engineers both help shape the world and improve people’s lives by designing, creating and maintaining the buildings and large structures that we need. They build all sorts of things so we can get around and live our lives safely – from roads, bridges and tunnels to...
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20 May 2019

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