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Structural Engineering 1

Using a case study, students investigate the design of the O2 Dublin building and Stansted Airport in terms of structure. They look specifically at the requirements of the building and the constraints in terms of structural design and also the solution provided. This starter activity can form the stimulus for...
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Keeping It Lean and Mean (14-16)

This resource, from Siemens, explores the characteristics of a production system and how to make it more efficient, and looks at the principles of ‘Lean’ and ‘Just in Time’ production. Firstly, students consider the various functions that a kitchen needs to fulfill and how these can be reflected in the design to make...
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Green Racer (14-16)

This resources, from Siemens, looks at how an electric car works, the components of the system and the function of each component. Students research the charge and discharge cycles of a battery-powered device and consider the advantages and disadvantages of battery power. They look at what is meant by the capacity of...
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Here Comes the Sun (14-16)

In this activity, from Siemens, students investigate how a petro-generator and photovoltaic cells work and identify their relative advantages and disadvantages. They then identify key factors about each system including initial cost, running cost, space requirements, waste products and power output, and use these...
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Design an app or website

In this challenge students are asked produce a 10 minute presentation about either their proposed app either designed to support a sport or STEM related event taking place at their school or to promote STEM in their school or local areaordesign a website for a disabled sportsperson to help raise the profile of...
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Musical Moods

This pack is about music technology and was developed to accompany the Musical Moods mass participation project for National Science & Engineering Week 2011 which aimed to find a new way of classifying online content based on mood. The activities are linked to the British Science Association’s CREST Awards scheme...
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STEM Club Activity: the whole package

This activity sheet describes a group activity designing and manufacturing smart packaging which uses thermochromatic pigments to show that the food product is at the correct temperature. The sheet also contains a profile of a mechanical development engineer.Get involved with our new STEM Clubs Community BoardGet...
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The Great British Space Dinner - Secondary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains nine lessons:Lesson 1: All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sets the scene with a brief introduction the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge. Students develop a brochure about the ISS suitable for year 5 students.Lesson 2: Taking food into...
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Liz Bland: Chartered Civil Engineer

In this Careers4u.tv video, Liz Bland talks about her work as a civil engineer. Liz manages the day-to-day running of construction sites, ordering materials, managing budgets and ensuring that jobs are completed in time. She enjoys problem-solving and finds the work very rewarding. In the video, Liz talks about what...
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Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design, engineering, STEM/STEAM and D&T.  This set of resources can be used to introduce...
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