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Let's negotiate

From Practical Action, this resource encourages students to look at how design specifications are balanced when developing new products.

Design abacus

From Practical Action, this resource is an eco-tool used to compare the sustainability of two products or design ideas.

Winners and losers

This resource helps students think about who the winners and losers are when making product choices.

Belief circles

From Practical Action and the Royal Academy of Engineering, this short starter activity helps students to think about their own values and those of their peers in relation to the sustainability of engineering. The activity encourages an awareness of the impact of engineering on the environment and sustainability....

Addicted to Energy *suitable for home teaching*

This activity, from the Centre for Science Education and the Comino Foundation, is set in the context of choosing a birthday gift. It encourages students to think about carbon footprints. Which goods and services cause the biggest carbon dioxide emissions? What choices can we make to minimise emissions? 



SCISP Topic Book: Machines and Engines

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the third of the SCISP students’ manuals.

Contents
*Harnessing energy before steam
*Engines
*Control

SCISP Topic Book: The Electrification of British Rail

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the third of the SCISP students’ manuals.

Contents
*The beginnings of the railway
*The railway's competition
*Motive power
*Inter-city travel
*Electrification:...

Electricity

This resource provides activity cards for students to explore the use of electric circuits and electromagents. Activities include:

[b]Basic circuits[/b]

1. Will it light?
2. Bulbs/bulbholders
3. On/off
4. Short circuits and fuses
5. Circuit wise
6. Circuit trace
7....

Machines and Engines

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the unit called ‘Energy’. This B unit provided enough material for six double periods in the third year of secondary school (year nine). The teachers’ guide included 11 worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

Contents...

Cars on the Move

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the S unit called ‘Rockets and momentum’. This S unit provided enough material for eight double periods during a single-certificate science course. The teachers’ guide included eight worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

The general notes in...

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