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Practical Action

Practical Action is a development charity which uses simple technology to fight poverty. The learning resources in this collection look at how issues such as climate change and the need for renewable energy can be tackled. The resources contain background information, teachers' packs, classroom activities, stimulus...
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2000 - 2009

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Popular Mechanics: Becoming a Designer of Machines

This resource aimed at upper primary contains a series of lessons which look at the means by which machines (cams, levers, gears and pulleys) transform force into movement. The first lesson provides the context for the project in the form of a story, where students are asked to create a counter to count visitors to a...
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2010 to date

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

“Electrical engineering covers the generation, distribution, application and control of electrical energy. Electrical engineers work on a huge range of things - from wind turbines to electric cars; power networks to battery design.” Tomorrow’s Engineers: From Idea to Career
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21 December 2018

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James Webb Space Telescope: Vibration Design Testing

Aimed at upper primary learners this resource provides a design and technology activity based on the challenges engineers and space scientists faced whilst working on the creation of the telescope. Children design and make a model telescope to be launched into space. They carry out vibration tests, then modify their...
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2010 to date

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James Webb Space Telescope - Primary Resources

The James Webb Space Telescope will make observations of distant stars and planets. It is due to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2021 from French Guiana. It is a highly technical design which has taken many years to be designed and made. It has been an international collaboration involving North America, Canada...
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2010 to date

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Exploring Energy

The ten activities within this pack investigate environmental issues including: the greenhouse effect, recycling, sustainable energy sources and thermal insulation. Aimed at primary level, they are designed either for use in class or within a science week or club. The activities promote investigative work and...
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2010 to date

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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.Contents: ...
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2000 - 2009

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STEM Ambassadors classroom activities collection

A collection of activities and ideas for STEM  Ambassadors to use  in a classroom setting.This collection no longer exists. Please follow the link below to find the resources: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/search?f%5B0%5D=field_type%3A14441&f%5B1%5D=type%3Aelibrary_resource
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2010 to date

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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 includes enough...
Publication date:
22 November 2018

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Space Exploration

Explore the different kinds of ways engineers help explore space, whether it's designing spacecraft, spacesuits or homes on Mars. Activities link to materials and their uses, forces, D&T, plants and many aspects of D & T.
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07 November 2018

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