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Gold Award: Triathlon

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the sports equipment a triathlete may use:* Communications project - students act as members of a research team that develops prosthetic limbs and running shoes. Funding for this work is required. Students devise an approach to suitable potential donors.*...
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Silver Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable transport:* Communications project - students gather information and produce a balanced view on the costs and benefits of using hydrogen as fuel for vehicles.* Practical project - students investigate the factors that affect the...
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Gold Award: Future Travel

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to space exploration:* Communications project - students gather information about space exploration before making a presentation on the problems to be overcome with past and possible future benefits of space travel* Practical project - students design, build...
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Bronze Award: Triathlon

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to a wet suit used in open water swimming during a triathlon:* Communications project - students gather information about the materials wetsuits are made from and explain what features make them suitable for athletes.* Practical project - students...
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Bronze Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable travel.* Communications project - students gather information and explain about ‘green’ transport policies, reducing and offsetting carbon footprints.* Practical project - students investigate how to compare carbon dioxide emissions from...
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Problem solving challenge: Buildings and fire safety

In this 5 hour STEM Clubs teaching pack students examine ways in which communities can put measures into place to make sure people and properties are safe, and look at how the IoT can bring additional benefits to this safety.It is recommended that, prior to this activity, students have been introduced to the...
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Buildings and fire safety

In this one hour activity, students evaluate the types of fire risks in different buildings.  In the context of a team which has been contracted by the local council to improve fire safety, each team picks a building type and produces advice for the council.
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Problem solving challenge: using design and the Internet of Things to improve fire fighter safety

This five hour teaching pack supports students to research, design and prototype their own Internet of things product to enhance the working lives of firefighters.Students are asked to work towards a CREST Discovery Award by exploring the needs of a modern firefighter, researching their working environment,...
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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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Scrummy Structures (Key Stage Three)

In this activity, students consider how engineers build the hull of lifeboats so that they are light and strong. Students are challenged to construct a beam using cheese crackers, wafers, paperclips, bridge supports. They can consider building beams using a wider range of materials such as aluminium or wood beam...
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