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British Science Week: secondary activity 2020

This activity pack, managed by the British Science Association, supports the theme "Our Diverse Planet" for British Science Week (although it can be used at any time). The activities are arranged in three groups titled Diverse Jobs, Diverse People and Preserving Natural Diversity; each group describes four...

Campus Science: science busking pack

This Science Busking Demo Pack from the British Science Association describes 30 quick demonstrations for use at public events or science fairs.

This resource has been put together by science made simple and is intended for use by 16+ year olds, though if deemed suitable they can be adapted for use by under...

GPS

Satellite navigation is a key technology for today’s society, allowing for global navigation on land, at sea and in the air. The technology depends upon accurate atomic clocks, which help us pinpoint our position to within a few metres.

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Fusion 360 - using sculpt to create a racing car seat

Powerpoint presentation with instructions for creating a racing seat using the sculpt set of functions. This works as a good introduction to sculpt functionality, with additional material to support creating a rendered product. This could be used as a tutorial or printed as student instructions.

WEAR: what we wear, how it's made and its impact on the world

WEAR asks us to investigate the issues of the fashion industry. Are we too wasteful, throwing clothes away once they've been worn a few times? Do we care who's making our clothing and how much they're being paid? How does our clothing represent who we are and what we have to say?

What if we could all...

EAT: what we eat, how and where it comes from

EAT asks us to explore human food habits. How do we give more people access to affordable, healthy food? What can we do to ensure that our food production is sustainable, and that we aren't wasting or polluting the planet with too much packaging? Can a design idea encourage people to make better food choices?

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GO: how we travel, why and where we go

GO asks us to consider the big questions facing human movement. How can we increase global travel without polluting our planet? How do we bring people from different countries closer together? What are the challenges to our everyday mobility?

How might we redesign everyday objects to make travelling...

Share

Share supports students to define their idea, visualising it, and tell its story.

This stage involves:  

  • Finalising your design idea
  • Visualising ideas, for example hand sketching, technical drawing, 3D modelling, photography  
  • Creating a clear written narrative on what it is,...

Make

Make supports students to invent and explore multiple possibilities, testing them openly and often, and learning quickly before making well-informed decisions about the right ideas to develop.

This stage involves:  

  • Brainstorming multiple ideas
  • Filtering and selecting ideas
  • ...

Collect

The Collect package of resources supports students to try out user-centred design principles,  helping them to collect information about their chosen theme for the V&A Innovate challenge. The resources encourage students to explore, listen to people, observe and uncover everything they need to know to help...

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