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Principia mission - maths in space

On December 15th 2015 European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on the six month Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Principia was named after Isaac Newton’s Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity.

The education and inspiration of...

The Scratch patch - substitution cipher

This project, exploring basic encryption, is a useful introduction to data security as well as iterating through strings to manipulate them. The program create a ‘substitution cipher’, one of the most basic forms of encryption. It also demonstrates that, for more complex chained commands, Scratch becomes rather...

The Scratch patch - error handling

This activity is an introduction to writing programs that can handle errors. It also helps students to understand number bases, by guiding them through the writing of a ‘base converter’ program.

Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Four Resources

These resources, provided by the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Four design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about successfully designed products, the process of product analysis and design and about...

Workshop 3: Design Brief - Key Stage Three Resources

These resources, provided by the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Three design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students will learn about design briefs, how to develop and write one and how they relate to existing...

Workshop 1: Turbine Head Disassembly - Key Stage Four Resources

These resources, provided by the James Dyson Foundation, aim to support the Key Stage Four design and technology and engineering courses.Through a PowerPoint presentation, quiz and activity sheets, students learn about product analysis and successfully designed products. Using disasembly, they learn about design...

Workshop 4: Design Specification - Key Stage Four Resources

These resources, provided by the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Four design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about design specification, how they are used in the design process and how to develop one....

Workshop 4: Design Specification - Key Stage Three Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Three design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about design specification, how they are used in the design process and how to develop one. They...

Workshop 3: Design Brief - Key Stage Four Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Four design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students will learn about design briefs, how to develop and write one and how they relate to existing products. They...

Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Three Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support Key Stage Three design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about successfully designed products, the process of product analysis and design and about materials...

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