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The Polar Explorer Y6-Y7 Transition Project

This resource provides a framework for teachers to run a transition project with Year 6 pupils to help them with the move from primary to secondary school. The project is based on the theme of Polar Exploration and aims to enable pupils to use and develop a range of STEM skills that they will ultimately need to...

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2010 to date

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James Dyson Foundation: Ideas Box

This resource aims to get students excited about engineering. Students begin by considering “What is a design engineer” and then embark on a design hunt in the classroom to find an everyday object that can be improved and redesigned.

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2010 to date

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Student Booklets

Four simple student booklets from the Nuffield Foundation to teach the basics of designing. *Booklet one: Deciding what to design and make *Booklet two: Developing and communicating design ideas *Booklet three: Planning and making *Booklet four: Evaluating

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1990 - 1999

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Emergency Shelter

This Nuffield task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain.

The key processes developed include:

*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the design of the shelter, for example: choosing,...

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2010 to date

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Portable Power

These materials, from Practical Action, encourage students to look at the use of batteries and the development of more sustainable power sources for portable devices. Typically, electronics projects use disposable batteries as a convenient source of energy. Electronics projects can, however, provide opportunities...

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2010 to date

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Key Stage Three Chooser Charts

The Student's Book contains seventeen chooser charts, which help students make decisions about approaches to take for Strategy and Communication.

Also for selection of appropriate materials when working with resistant materials, textiles, food and technical components.

The chooser charts are...

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1990 - 1999

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Electronic Products: Design Guides

This set of guides for Key Stage Four focuses on electronic products, providing an overview of components. Including sensors, inputs and outputs.

The design guides can act as a stimulus for students who are having difficulty in deciding on their main coursework. They can provide a reminder...

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1990 - 1999

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Crumble Card Buggy

This resource provides instructions for building a card buggy and creating a sample programme for your crumble board. You will need motors, a battery pack and connectors to complete the project.

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Lesson 5: What are the factors of the coral reef ecosystem?

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2010 to date

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Electronic circuits and components

This classroom presentation and worksheet describe to students a number of supports the teaching of electrical circuits and components. It looks at parallel and series circuits and provides an overview of a number of components (E.g. switch, thermistor, light dependent resistor, motor, LED, bulb, speaker, buzzer,...

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2010 to date

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