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Towers and Bridges with Marshmallows or Jelly Beans

Towers and Bridges with Marshmallows and straws or Jelly Beans and cocktail sticks

Starchaser Rocket Factory 1

Ideal for all ages and key stages the Starchaser Rocket Factory 1 enables students to experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion by building and flying their own compressed air powered model rockets. Safe, clean, educational and fun, Rocket Factory 1 is supervised by a Starchaser Educator and...

STEM Ambassador events and volunteering

An updated calendar of events for STEM Volunteers. Most events are practical and involve mentoring a small team of young people through an engineering challenge leading to a performed test or display of the engineering. Resources and activities explore maritime, construction and aviation. Projects delve into...

An Early Start to Technology

An Early Start to Technology was first published as part of the Early Start series in 1990. It deals with those aspects of science that link closely with technology. The book presents practical experiences for children aged five to eight which will involve them in looking at the structure of things, at the...

Smoky homes

Aimed at primary aged students, this STEM project provides a real-life context to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cooking stoves. Children are introduced to a family in Nepal and learn about indoor air pollution from their...

Designing and Making with Textiles at Key Stage One (Year One): the Loomfish

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children learn about woven fabrics, and to design and make a fish like construction using a primitive loom.

The finished loomfish can be displayed in the classroom, so that the different designs can be...

Controlling Movement Using a Computer at Key Stage One: Roamer Bus

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children investigate the movement of vehicles, from those they may have made, to commercial toys; from push along toys to remote controlled toys and a computer-controlled floor robot. The control of the floor robot will be the...

Designing and Making with Textiles at Key Stage One (Year One): The Classloom

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children work co-operatively to produce a large weaving suitable for display in the entrance hall of a school.

The purpose of this activity is to explore weaving, and to design and make a large woven
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Design and Technology: National Curriculum for England 2004

This Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) document contains the 2004 revision of the Design and Technology National Curriculum. As with previous documents, there were no substantial revisions, and none at all to the Attainment Target statements. The role of CAD-CAM and new materials continued to be...

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