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Fan or Turbine Efficiency

A practical challenge for pupils based on a Design Council finalist project carried out by a 17 year-old.

The project includes the need for the pupils to provide a full report on their work.

 

Moja Island Renewable Energy Engineering

From Practical Action, this 1-2 hour class activity uses the supply of energy for an island community to help students to understand renewable energy options.

North Sea Rocks

The resource available consists of the following items:

RESINATED CORE SLABS (15m)

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PCB Manufacture

These resources introduce the topic of PCB manufacture Engineering and Design & Technology. They contains an overview of the different stages of PCB manufacture and a brief explanation of surface mount technology. The question sheet can be used alongside the presentation.

New technologies in design and engineering

This presentation can be used to introduce new and disruptive technologies to engineering students. It was based on BTEC Engineering but would also be relevant to GCSE Design and Technology / engineering. It contains an overview of hydrogen fuel cells, optic fibres, blended wing bodies, surface nanotechnology,...

Our Ingenious Engineers

The attached teaching notes have been written to support the following Science and Engineering Show: https://www.science2life.com/shows/irelands-ingenious-engineers-show/

Lean Manufacturing

This set of resources introduces the topic of lean manufacturing in Design & Technology and Engineering. The presentation covers Kaizen, Poke Yoke and Just in Time. 2 question sheets have also been created to test student understanding.

Sustainability in D&T

This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of sustainability for design and technology. It contains an overview of 5 R', some industry examples and a number of short activities for the students to try.

The advantages and disadvantages of robotics in industry

This resource introduces the topic of robots in engineering. It contains an overview of different types of robots and sets up a debate amongst teams about the advantages and disadvantages of robots in industry

Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

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