There is a delicate balance between the three main areas of our energy future; security, accessibility and sustainability. This is known as the energy trilemma. How we manage these areas is a tricky task.The following activities introduce pupils to the idea of the energy trilemma in a creative way, allowing them to...
Fibres and Fabrics was one of the four topics that featured as a separate area of study in the Nuffield Home Economics course for students aged 14–16. The aim was to allow students to learn textile science in a way that would be useful to them in everyday life.The emphasis in the course was on learning about the...
This book looks at several aspects of fibres and fabrics:
* Examining fibres
* Burning fibres
* Making fibres
* The strength of fibres
* The wear of fabrics
* Fabrics as insulators
* Fabric brighteners
Fibres and Fabrics was one of the...
This book looks at the following aspects of dyes:
*Mordants and fastness
*Making and testing dyes
*Uses of dyes
Dyes and Dyeing was one of the Science at Work series. All the booklets in the series were highly illustrated with practical...
This Topic Brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. This unit was developed from work carried out with non-academic boys and girls in the age range 14 to 16 years. It was tried with some success on groups of between 12 and 15 in an urban comprehensive school of 1750 pupils. The average reading age of...
This professional development resource provides teachers with the basic knowledge to deliver an e-textiles project in the classroom. The four lessons of varying duration cover:
• basic electronics with batteries and LEDs
• Using craft techniques to create wearable electronics
• Introductory programming with...
This guide is suitable to support a full introductory wearable-technology project using Arduino. It gives an overview of the Arduino system as well as the key terms surrounding ‘making’ and ‘hacking’.
After a brief review of basic electrical theory, a closer look at the inputs and outputs of a basic board, and of...