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Product Design (Resistant Materials)

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on product design (using resistant materials). Aiming to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and...
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1990 - 1999

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Textiles

A Nuffield Design Hexagon task focusing on a range of textile products.The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and...
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1990 - 1999

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Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.
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2010 to date

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Growing With STEM

From LSIS, this case study describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. A core focus of the LSIS STEM Programme is embedding and supporting whole organisation approaches to STEM provision across the learning and skills sector. Wirral Metropolitan College has demonstrated how a whole-organisation approach to STEM can...
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2010 to date

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It's a Material World

A Catalyst article about working in materials science and engineering, the process of deciding which material is best for each application. The structure of materials, processing them and working in jobs and careers with them are explained.This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2007, Volume 17, Issue 3....
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2000 - 2009

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Theorem and Formulae

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these images are useful for adding to documents and presentations, or for use with an interactive whiteboard. Mainly simple line drawings, they can be cut and pasted into documents and image processing applications. The images in this resource are related to...
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1990 - 1999

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STEM Ambassador Activity: In Control

Published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this activity looks at using alternative forms of transport, in this case cycling. The activity centres around groups of students developing an engineered product that represents the ideas of personal transport and sustainability. There is also a case study looking at a...
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2010 to date

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Electronics Post-16

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book introduces the world of electronics by looking at some important electronic components and how they can be put together to perform useful tasks. Projects in designing and making electronic circuits are included. Products that are set as design and...
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1990 - 1999

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Structures Post-16

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains five design and make challenges and seven study files. The materials and activities help students to investigate structures and the use of resistant materials. The study units look at, and help students to practise, skills and techniques used...
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1990 - 1999

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Energy

These materials, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), are a design and make project investigating the micro-climate of a school's grounds to decide the best location for a solar panel or wind generator. Students are required to undertake the following tasks: • Use instrumentation • Design and...
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1990 - 1999

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