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Princeton USA: Can You Really Be a Burger Addict?

This Planet Science resource highlights the problems of fast foods and obesity to students. The stimulus is an American court case where a 56 year old man with diabetes and two heart attacks sued several fast food chains claiming they were responsible for his illnesses. Some scientists believe eating fast food can...

Texas USA: Can Malaria be Defeated by Building Tall Towers?

This resource from Planet Science aims to give students an insight into the problems caused by the disease malaria and to come up with creative solutions to combat the disease. Malaria is a major worldwide life threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, particularly in hot countries - it kills an...

Building the Digital Society

This Mathematics Matters case study looks at how mathematics converts digital data into useful information for business, the government and the public. Computers and networks stuffed with ever-increasing amounts of data are transforming our society, creating a digital world with its own rules and behaviours. We...

Case Studies from 2009

A set of case studies which highlight some of the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2009.

The chocolate powered race car with a green future
Energy: The world’s first fully sustainable racing car,...

Case Studies from 2010

A set of case studies which highlight some of the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2010.

Valuable materials extracted from industrial waste
Living with environmental change: Why use dwindling...

Making the Future

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this booklet tells the story of what makes a high value business. It looks at questions such as: What are high value businesses? What do they look like? Why do they matter? The booklet can be helpful to illustrate the types of career opportunities that are available to students with science...

Where STEM Can Take You

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this series of case studies illustrates the wide range of career opportunities that are opened up for students with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. They can be used to give careers advice and guidance to students as well as to illustrate the curriculum principles...

Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick is a well-known cyberneticist. He has appeared on radio and television regularly to talk about cybernetics, robots and future technology.

As a scientist, Kevin Warwick was so involved with his work that he had twice had an operation to implant electronics into his body. The first chip...

Making Sauces

In this resource from Bettys & Taylors, Cookery School Tutor Amy Callin demonstrates how to make a basic white sauce and ensure the right consistency. She then demonstrates the ingredients to add to this to make a cheese sauce or a rum sauce. Lisa Bennison demonstrates how to make pesto. The clips are...

Making Pastry

In this resource from Bettys & Taylors, Head of the Cookery School Richard Jones looks at the ingredients for pastry and demonstrates rubbing in, dough making, rolling and baking blind. The clip is designed to be shown in class to demonstrate basic techniques or for use as a reminder for students.

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