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Discovering new elements

This article describes the processes behind discovering and proving the existence of new chemical elements.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 3.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged...

Born to Engineer - Lewis Wilde

One chance conversation led Lewis to a seriously exciting apprenticeship in engineering. Studying for A-levels isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and for Lewis Wilde, taking on an apprenticeship instead was “definitely the best decision” he ever made.

Thanks to a chance meeting with the owner of Island RIBs, an...

Born to Engineer - Kim Cave-Ayland

Meet Engineer Kim Cave-Ayland. She creates Stars for a living. At the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, engineers and physicists are working to create a safe, low-pollution power source that could change the world forever.

Born to Engineer - Steve Greenland

In this video, Steve Greenland shares his experiences as a Satellite Engineer, working on small Cubesat satellites in the UK. He provides an overview of Cubesat technology and explains his role in bringing the technology to life.

Born to Engineer - Yusuf Muhammad

In this video, Yusef Muhammad describes how his skills as an engineer and designer helped to create a new piece of technology - Automist. The technology is a fire fighting device that can be installed in kitchens, and when a heat alarm is triggered, used to help extinguish the fire.

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 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 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...

Radiations and Radiating 14-16

From the Institute of Physics, this resource provides extensive teacher guidance and suggested classroom activities to support the teaching of: * Radiating from source to absorber * Photon shift energy * Multiple contributions * Radiations that ionise * Sources of ionising radiation Each topic is explored from the...

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