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Which material and why

This is one of a set of resources produced in conjunction with the engineering company Arconic. The resources are designed to support teaching of key engineering concepts at both key stage 3 and key stage 4, including the new GCSE in Engineering. This resource focusses on selecting appropriate materials for an...
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STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:
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Understanding ergonomics and anthropometrics

This resource looks at measuring sizes of hands and presenting data.Suggested Learning Outcomes                 To understand what is meant by ergonomics and anthropometrics in design.To be able to give examples of ergonomic design and the...
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Testing a pulley system

In this resource students are asked to test the operation of pulley systems and calculating their mechanical advantage.Suggested learning outcomes include:To understand what is meant by mechanical advantage.To be able to calculate the mechanical advantage of pulley systems.To perform suitable tests on how a...
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Producing a treadle pump

This resource looks into making a prototype of a treadle pump. Suggested learning outcomes include:To be able to manufacture a working prototype of a treadle pump for people living in a remote village.To be able to select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for a manufacturing activity.To understand the...
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Modelling pulley systems

This resource investigates modelling and constructing pulley systems designed to lift loads.Suggested learning outcomes include:To be able to recognise and describe the main parts of a pulley system.To understand how a pulley system can reduce the effort needed to lift a load.To model and construct different types of...
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Methods of obtaining water

This resource looks at designing a treadle pump.Suggested learning outcomes include:To be able to design a treadle pump for people living in a remote village.To understand how social issues impact on the design of a product.To be able to communicate design ideas using sketches, notes and formal drawing techniques....
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Investigating problems faced by people in remote areas

This resource considers the social implications and challenges faced.Suggested learning outcomes include:To know what is meant by a remote area.To understand the social problems and challenges faced by people living in remote areas.To be able to create solutions for problems faced by people living in remote areas
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Investigating how hoverboards work

This resource investigates how hoverboards work.Suggested learning outcomes include:Understand how at least two different examples of hoverboards function.Know how to analyse examples of existing products.Analyse the main features of a product and identify improvements that could be made.
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Going nuclear

This resource requires students to consider the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy.Suggested learning outcomes include:                  To understand how electrical energy is generated from nuclear fuel. To understand the advantages and...
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