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Colour and Feelings

The engineers behind the Watt Nightclub in Rotterdam turn the energy created by clubbers on the dance-floor into power for the lighting. There is even a giant battery to monitor the energy and encourage the crowd to dance even more.

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),...

Dance is Electric

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of graphs in an engineering context. Students learn about dance floors that generate electricity and consider how output is linked to activity.

The engineers behind the Watt...

Fuel Poverty 1

In this activity, students investigate what is meant by fuel poverty. This could be used as a starter activity in mathematics or design and technology, with a focus on economic reasons for the development of sustainable power sources. Using the slides as stimulus material, students are asked to discuss:

What...

Burning Water 1

This activity investigates the potential of hydrogen fuel cells as a means of energy generation and storage. Students make hydrogen gas by electrolysis, supported by practical instruction sheet. Combined with the Burning Fuels 2 resource, students can explore the challenges facing people in their search for...

How Much Waste?

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), challenges students to calculate the dimensions of an underground tunnel system. Students are encouraged to move beyond an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to sewage as they use and develop their mathematical process skills within the real...

How Much Sewage?

This extension activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), follows on from the How Much Waste? activity and provides an engaging task to continue the learning focusing on the link between sewage and the underground tunnel...

Structural Engineering - Starter

In this starter activity, students investigate the design of the O2 Dublin building 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 can form the stimulus for students to investigate...

Structural Engineering 2

This practical activity challenges students to design and engineer a roof structure that will span an area of 500mm x 300mm with specific constraints on the materials and construction methods used. They also identify which pieces (members) of the structure are in tension and which in compression during the design...

Which Material? 2

In this practical activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, students investigate the properties of smart springs and see how they might be used as muscles in a robotic arm. This activity can be used as an extension to the related activity ‘...

Mind Over Matter

This resource, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows students to investigate the wide range of sophisticated imaging technology available in modern hospitals, and to explore the latest ideas in search-and-rescue robotics.

The activity makes use of the short film 'Mind Mapping' and...

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