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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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Welcome to the Green Economy - FREE STEM Workshops

Welcome to the Green Economy - funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits in their schools, they will also learn about the huge range of careers in the green sector. Groundwork will recruit 400 young people onto...
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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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Sustainable fisheries: geography (11-16)

An enquiry-based scheme of work investigating the seas around the UK and EU. The lesson plans and activities cover why fish stocks are decreasing, the issues and impacts associated with overfishing, and marine ecosystems and sustainability.  Topics include biodiversity, conservation, ecosystems,...
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Auto arms

This is challenge three of the 2016-17 BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.  The competition is open to teams of two to four students aged 11 to 14 from across the UK.  Students can win some fantastic prizes, including an invitation to a celebratory event at the Science Museum, an Ultimate...
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Biomimicry

This resource looks at how biomimicry enables engineers to take ideas from the natural world to develop new products and designs. The specific example of gecko tape is used to illustrate this. Students play a game of pairs where they need to match technology with the animal or plant which inspired its development....
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2010 to date

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Power for the World - Secondary Resources

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2000 - 2009

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