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This is Engineering: code composer

“I’ve always loved music and play keyboards, guitar and bass. I got into making music on my computer and I find virtual instruments fascinating. Now I work as a software engineer working in digital audio, experimenting with sounds for TikTok.”

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering...

This is Engineering: tech trendsetter

“I am software engineer for ASOS, building technology that fundamentally changes how people experience fashion.”

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering campaign.

This is Engineering: farming futurist

“I’m Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder for our business LettUs Grow. The company aims to build the most efficient farms to feed the next generation. Instead of growing plants in soil, we cover plant roots in mist filled with nutrients. This increases the plants growth and uses less water than...

This is Engineering: you can make a difference

This video introduces the difference that engineers make to society.

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering campaign.

Measuring the speed of sound using toilet rolls

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must use a laptop, tablet or phone, and a set of in ear headphones to carry out the experiment.  They also use a tube, in this example some stacked toilet...

Temperature bounce

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must drop different types of ball to see how high they bounce.  They need to repeat their readings and record an estimate of the spread of their results.  They must then repeat this measurement after...

Break a flake

The video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge for students that can be carried out either at home or in school.  They must use a mass balance (weighing scale) to calculate the force needed to break different sized cereal flakes.  They are encouraged to take multiple readings and submit them to the NPL...

Invent a unit

This video and worksheet from the National Physical Laboratory, asks students to invent their own unit.  The video defines what units and prefixes are, and how they are defined, and invites students to invent their own units to submit via a link on the worksheet to the NPL website.  Some of the ideas already...

Work Experience and site tours in Construction: Employer Guidance

This work experience and site tour guide has been written for employers linked to the construction sector. It provides:

  • information on how to run a site visit, including a suggested timetable
  • activity suggestions for a one week work experience
  • guidance for planning workplace events...

Careers in construction presentation

This presentation provides an introduction to different careers linked to the construction industry.

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