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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...

Investigating careers in Tesla

This resource investigates careers in Tesla and Hyperloop One, including in particular the engineering roles that are available. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Tesla needs to function as a company, and how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case...

A collection of resources for GCSE Design and Technology that support student understanding of key employers in the Design, Technology and Engineering industry (as determined by GCSE Design and Technology awarding bodies.)

Great British Designs

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

Astronauts Leaping on the Moon

This footage, from Footagevault, documents the locomotion of humans on the moon under reduced gravity conditions. It can be used with Key Stage Three and Four students to start discussions about forces. This clip shows Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan leaping towards the camera with great big kangaroo hops.

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Types of papers and boards

Within this lesson students will gain knowledge and understanding of how paper is made and the primary sources of materials for producing papers and boards. Students will complete a series of questions which will help them to gain an understanding of how different papers and boards are produced, with a comparison...

A collection of resources for GCSE Design and Technology that support the teaching of material properties with different papers and boards.

Material properties

This resource describes a number of material properties used to describe materials. I.e. hardness, tensile strength, environmental resistance, etc.

The resource contains questions at the end of the topic to support revision.

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