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Handy Hydro: Ultimate STEM Challenge

This is Challenge Two of the 2017-18 BP Ultimate Stem Challenge. The challenge is to design a simple system to generate electricity from moving water. Students are to plan and carry out an investigation to measure how much electrical...

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.

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...

Energy Analyst

Rebecca Beresford is an energy analyst at EDF Energy. This clip could be useful when teaching about sustainable development, enery efficiency or climate change. It also illustrates a career that requires an understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Rebecca describes her role, "...

Investigating careers in Airbus

In this resource careers in Airbus are explored, including in particular the engineering roles that are available. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Airbus needs to function as a company, but how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case studies of...

Investigating Airbus

Students find out about the Airbus company and its structure. To begin their prior knowledge of aircraft is considered through their ability to name parts of an aeroplane. They find out where airbus is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. Airbus’ employee numbers and how they contribute to the...

Engineering Sectors

Students use the resource to look at some of the sectors in Engineering including Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Environmental, Transport, Rail & Marine Engineering.

Through production of a written research piece, supported by information...

Engineering employers

Students are given introduction to a selection of Engineering employers. They consider some of the key employers that work in engineering sectors. Students complete a card sort activity of work undertaken by the companies that matches their logo from the Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Electrical/Electronic...

Great British Designs

This is a classroom presentation / posters that remind pupils that great British designs are all around them!

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,...

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