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STEM learning secondary and FE magazine: summer 2018

This issue of magazine includes the following articles:Preparing BTEC students for university by Adrian GreenallFuture careers in magic by Dave GibbsWhat does a good science scheme of learning look like? by Mark LangleyExploring our universe by Tom LyonsMoving into leadership by Karen CurzonWhy is it a challenge...
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Born to Engineer - Mathew Holloway

Engineer Matt Holloway and his team have designed and built a robot designed to get into small spaces that can insulate your home. A robot literally designed keep you warm through the long cold winter nights.

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Born to Engineer - Adrian Westaway

Everything you touch, see and interact with has been engineered and designed. But for engineer Adrian Westaway, the best inventions need something more - a little bit of magic…When he was 11 years old, Adrian Westaway wrote a letter to the famous magician, Paul Daniels, wanting to learn how to make his teachers...
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Born to Engineer - Ben Ryan

This video tells the story of Sol and Ben Ryan. Sol had to have his arm amputated after he was born. When his father Ben saw the prosthetics that were available for small children, he knew that it wasn’t good enough for his son. Ben learned product design and engineering skills and with the support of the Bangor...
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How do they do it?: the definitive guide to everything

 HOW DO THEY DO IT? is the ultimate guide to everything. No wonder it s one of the most popular science shows on the planet. Ever wondered how they turn sea-water into air on a nuclear submarine? Or how they make the sharpest knives ever created? Or how they build the huge golden satellites that make your sat-nav...
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CREST Awards

The CREST Awards scheme is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work for 5-19 year olds. Around 40’000 students in the UK gain CREST Awards every year through investigations and enquiry-based learning, supporting them to solve real-life STEM challenges.Benefits of CREST Awards:Improved...
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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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