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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...
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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...
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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 disadvantages of generating...
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Generating electricity

This resources investigates how electrical energy is generated from renewable and non-renewable sources.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To know the difference between a renewable and a non-renewable source of energy.
  • To understand how electrical energy is generated from at least...
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Designing an ergonomic product

Designers must consider how people will interact with their products and systems. The use of ergonomics and anthropometric data allows them to make sure their products are comfortable and efficient to use.

This resource focusses on how ergonomics and anthropometric data can be used to design a product.

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Producing a treadle pump

In this activity, students will produce a finished working prototype of a treadle pump designed to raise water from wells. It will develop their ability to produce products that meet a social need. It will also develop their manufacturing skills and ability to select appropriate materials, tools and equipment.

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Gold award: investigate the froth on fizzy drinks

Students will investigate if the decay pattern always the same and work out if it is ‘exponential’. They will also design and test a way of maximising the froth on fizzy drinks.

They then carry out some research into the various mechanisms used by manufacturers to give their beers extra head, for example,...

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Gold award: design and make your own skateboard

To begin the project, students:

• Carry out some research into skateboard design and how they vary.

• Find out about the different components - how are they manufactured and designed?

• What different shapes and sizes are skateboards available in?

• Research the science behind...

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Circular Economy Introductory Kit

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Wind Tunnel Testing

In this activity, students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and explain the link between the test results from a wind tunnel and air resistance. The activity focuses on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and...

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