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Design and make projects to teach mechanisms

Produced by the Technology Enhancement programme (TEP), these materials help students to understand, design and prototype mechanisms (including levers, gears and linkages). The resource also supports students to work through some of the mathematical concepts involved in calculating gear ratio.

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1990 - 1999

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Imagineering

The Imagineering Initiative started in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in April 1990 with nine schools from all phases of education. A programme was desinged to introduce the teachers to industrial environments and to give them time to think about their relevance to the technology curriculum. Training sessions were...

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1992

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Invention by design: how engineers get from thought to thing

 

In this book, Petroski delves deeper into the mystery of invention, to explore what everyday artifacts and sophisticated networks can reveal about the way engineers solve problems. Engineering...

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1998

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Why buildings fall down: how structures fail

 

The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all...

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1994

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Why buildings stand up: the strength of architecture

 

Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the...

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1991

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TEP Publications

These publications have been produced as part of the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP). TEP materials do not prescribe what should be taught, or how. TEP has absolute confidence in the professional judgement of teachers to selectively copy or edit the materials as they believe appropriate. These resources are...

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1990 - 1999

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Clip Art Library

These Clip Art images have been produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) and are a representative sample from the TEP clipart CD-ROM. Images are included in the following categories:

* Buildings
* Circuits
* Computing
* Construction
* Controlling
* Drawing
*...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Wind Turbines

Published by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) the wind turbine project resources comprise:

* Building a small-scale wind turbine project using resistant materials (engineering drawings, jigs, fixtures and supporting images)
* Looking at environmental issues (industrial case studies)
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Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Engineering Council Resources

Following the introduction of technology to the National Curriculum for students aged 5-16 in 1988, a number of problems with its implementation were identified. The Engineering Council commissioned research into these perceived problems and reports were produced which included recommendations for improvements and...

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1990 - 1999

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Tin Can Design

Tin cans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this activity students consider the net of a tin can, the formula for the total surface area and the formula for the volume of the can.

The first problem requires students to express the total surface area as a function of r by eliminating h.

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1990 - 1999

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