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Modelling pulley systems

This resource investigates modelling and constructing pulley systems designed to lift loads.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to recognise and describe the main parts of a pulley system.
  • To understand how a pulley system can reduce the effort needed to lift a load.
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Testing a pulley system

In this resource students are asked to test the operation of pulley systems and calculating their mechanical advantage.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To understand what is meant by mechanical advantage.
  • To be able to calculate the mechanical advantage of pulley systems.
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Modelling linkages

Investigating simple linkages using card models.

A mechanism is a device that changes movement in some way. Linkages are a type of mechanism. There are different types of linkage, each of which change movement in different ways.

This could be used in Key Stage 2 as a stand-alone activity or as an...

IET DIY Faraday Challenge Day 2013-2014: Mission to Mars

In this challenge, students are asked to work in teams to design and construct the rocket which will transport supplies via Earth orbit to the astronauts on Mars. They are also required to build a system to transport the rocket to the launch site. Students must also show high manufacturing quality, innovation and...

Fusion 360 - Pac Man tutorial

Powerpoint presentation with instructions for creating a Pac-Man character in Fusion 360. This could be used as a tutorial or printed as student instructions.

Gravity - STEM Resources

Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.

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...

Particles in Solutions

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of particles in solutions, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about particles and structure, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes...

Particle Model for the Solid, Liquid and Gas States

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of particle model for the solid, liquid and gas states, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about particles and structure, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11...

Piezoelectric Product

In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology, students work in groups to investigate how Piezoelectric materials can be used in a variety of different ways. For the development element of the project, students propose an innovative application for the Piezoelectric effect.

The...

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