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Product Design: Polymers in Sleeping Bags

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this set of activities allows students to investigate the properties of polymers in relation to the design requirements for a sleeping bag.

Students carry out an investigation of the design and manufacture of sleeping bags as a product...

Product Design: Sports Shoes

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities deal with the different stages of market research, product design, selection of materials and manufacturing processes in the sports shoe industry.

Through a range of activities and practical investigations, students gain a greater...

Product Design: Pop Bottles

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials consist of three parts relating to the choice of materials and production processes involved in the manufacture of plastic bottles for carbonated drinks. The three sections are:

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Speakers from Industry: a Practical Guide for Teachers and Industrialists

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this booklet offers advice and guidance for:
* teachers who wish to bring industrial speakers into school
* industrial speakers who would like an insight into the needs of teachers and their...

Sweet Success

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities investigate the crystallisation of sugar in the fondant of creme eggs.

Complaints of 'glass' in creme eggs, and other sugar confectionery products, are sometimes the result of the growth of very large crystals of sugar. In these...

A Question of Cooling

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials help students to gain an understanding of a number of scientific ideas through investigating how a refrigerator works. The key ideas covered include:
* liquids require heat to evaporate
* some gases can be liquefied at...

Frozen Assets

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this activity engages students to consider the responsible use of chemicals and an analysis of the impact of a product through all the stages in its life. In this context, students attempt an analysis for different de-icers that might be used on...

Hot Chocolate

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities help students to investigate the absorption of radiation, heat transfer and heat capacity.

Taken from a real-life scenario, the students look at the effects of different colours on the amount of heat a container absorbs....

Magnox

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials look at nuclear fission and nuclear reactors.

The activities examine the trend in reactivity of the metals in group II of the periodic table and includes a brief study of isotopes in relation to nuclear fission and nuclear...

Science Specials Needs Supplement

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this book contains a range of science investigations that have been adapted for secondary-school students with particular learning needs. In these activities appropriate teaching and learning strategies allow...

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