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The Paper Cup Company

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the design process involved in developing a paper cup for manufacture.You wouldn't believe making a paper cup could be complicated, but there's a lot of science reasoning behind the product design.Your students can compete in...
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2000 - 2009

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Inclusive design: lesson 5

Lesson 5 of a set of lessons where students will follow the design, make, test and evaluate process of the new GCSE controlled assessment. Within this lesson students will understand the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop and demonstrate skills in being able to model using...
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Inclusive design: lesson 4

Lesson 4 of a set of lessons where students will follow the design, make, test and evaluate process of the new GCSE controlled assessment. Within this lesson students will develop an understanding of the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop skills in being able to quickly...
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Inclusive design: lesson 3

Lesson 3 of a set of lessons where students will solve a design problem using inclusive design principles. In this lesson students will learn about anthropometrics and will collect appropriate data which can be applied to the product solution for the client. Students will learn how to collect data and convert...
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Inclusive design: lesson 2

Lesson 2 of a set of lessons where students will apply their product analysis studies from the previous lesson to begin a generation of design ideas for solving their provided clients needs. Students will learn and develop confidence in drawing quick, thumbnail sketches which demonstrate solutions to the problem...
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Biomimicry: project ideas and lesson resources

A collection of resources to support teaching the principles of biomimicry in design and engineering.
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Biomimicry inspired concepts for transport

This resource was developed by a STEM Ambassador, working with St Bonaventure’s School. It looks at how the natural world has inspired design. Student research and developed ideas for their biomimicry-based modes of transport, and modelled them.Students then presented their ideas and models, explaining...
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2010 to date

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Design Challenges in different material areas

A collection of mini design challenges, themed around different material areas.
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2010 to date

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Textiles themed design challenges

This resource provides mini challenges based on the designing process. With textiles as the core theme, students are set mini challenges that ask them to create design briefs, understand client needs, generate ideas, communicate their ideas and evaluate their ideas.
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1990 - 1999

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Zones 5 and 6: Smart Buildings

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens highlights the high levels of inefficiencies in most buildings and offers solutions such as smart buildings, reducing resources and making buildings more efficient. Super Cool Uniform is a design project where students need to research optimum working temperatures in...
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2010 to date

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