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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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Passive Solar Design: Zero-energy Housing

This resource challenges students to design and build a one‐bedroom model house within the design constraints, utilising passive solar heating techniques to warm up the house as much as possible and sustain that temperature for as long as possible. After the design and build process, students test their house and...
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2010 to date

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Designing the Mirrror

In this activity, students will use memory metal wire to create a model of a deployable structure.  The James Webb Space Telescope has several structures that must be deployed in space, including parts of the primary mirror.  Students must create and evaluate a design to enable the primary mirror to...
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2010 to date

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Starchaser Rocket Factory 1

Ideal for all ages and key stages the Starchaser Rocket Factory 1 enables students to experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion by building and flying their own compressed air powered model rockets. Safe, clean, educational and fun, Rocket Factory 1 is supervised by a Starchaser Educator and includes enough...
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22 November 2018

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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
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14 September 2017

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Bridge Breakdown

https://youtu.be/6aDgaTO_tvY Here are the instructions for the 11th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (Fulford School York).Wooden block size apporx.75x25x12mm. Each team given 54 blocks and 45min time limit EnjoyFocuses on design and engineering and balancing forcesCan be easily differentiated to make...
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04 July 2017

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 2.0: Clawbot Build

The project concentrates on the design and manufacture of a VEX Clawbot using a prepared kit of robotics parts. The build is clearly led as a team assignment and leads to a specific outcome. Once the build is complete, pupils are challenged to extend the application of the kit and robot to lead to different and ever...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 3.1: 3D Printing

This project encourages students to build upon their in-depth knowledge and experience of working with VEX EDR in unit 1 and unit 2, by integrating a wider range of sketching, computer aided design and prototyping skills. The aim of the project is to develop an outcome not possible in the current platform portfolio of...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 3.3: CNC and Plasma Cutting

The project foci is the design, development and adaptation of existing robotics 2D drawing files to support the creation of new parts for new and improved purposes. The initial exploration of 2D design is aimed to develop understanding and CAD skills to support the physical modelling, and the later stages more focused...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics IQ Curriculum - VEX IQ Robotics Project

The project concentrates on the exploration individually and in teams of the VEX IQ kits, leading to a design and build response. The build is relatively simple ensuring success for all pupils new to VEX IQ robotics. Through the project pupils will be able to develop a keen and focused level of knowledge of robotics...
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08 August 2016

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