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Good vibrations

Students can see sound vibrations through these three practical engaging experiments.
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Over the rainbow

Students experiment with prisms and 3D cinema glasses to explain some of the interesting properties of light and their cinematic application.
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Chemical eruption

Students recreate the reaction of a volcano using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (dilute acetic acid).
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Gold award: investigate the froth on fizzy drinks

Students will investigate if the decay pattern always the same and work out if it is ‘exponential’. They will also design and test a way of maximising the froth on fizzy drinks. They then carry out some research into the various mechanisms used by manufacturers to give their beers extra head, for example,...
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Gold award: design and make your own skateboard

To begin the project, students:• Carry out some research into skateboard design and how they vary. • Find out about the different components - how are they manufactured and designed? • What different shapes and sizes are skateboards available in? • Research the science behind skateboarding. What affects performance?...
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Circular Economy Introductory Kit

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Fighting fires with the internet of things: Design and technology one hour activity

This one-hour lesson introduces the Internet of Things to students, through the context of fire fighting.Students explore the user needs of a modern firefighter and how different Internet of Things technologies could improve their equipment and safety. Students investigate different products that might improve the...
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Wind Turbine Role Play

There is much debate about reducing greenhouse gases and how renewable energy sources might form part of the answer. Most people agree that renewable energy is a good thing, but how do people react when a wind farm is proposed to be built near them? The following activity puts students into different roles which will...
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Wind Tunnel Testing

In this activity, students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and explain the link between the test results from a wind tunnel and air resistance. The activity focuses on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and...
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Speedy Boats

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