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Traffic maintenance engineer

Jennie is an apprentice Traffic Maintenance Engineer at Transport for London watching over London's traffic lights, signposts and junctions to keep everyone safe as they drive to work.

 

Civil engineer: Welsh Transport Consultancy

Engineers like Philippa use technology to help keep us safe and well-informed as we travel around the country’s roads. They’re installing cameras that measure traffic speed and watch out for accidents and hazards, or information boards that let you know when there’s a jam. They’re also planning the road network and...

Sports engineer

James and the team at the International Tennis Federation team design equipment to help beginners to pick up the techniques of the game easily. Their work also ensures that Murray, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all compete fairly and Wimbledon wins are down to talent, not racket-type!

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Rollercoaster engineer

Rollercoasters are an adrenaline rush, but did you know that it's engineers putting the thrills and chills into your favourite rides, as well as making sure they're safe to use? Tomorrow's Engineers took a trip to Thorpe Park to meet Ainsley James who told them more.

Sound engineer

What is it like to work as a globe-trotting sound engineer to the world's biggest pop band? Tomorrow's Engineers had a chat with David Martell to find out.

Secrets of Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This issue of the Big Picture, from the Wellcome Trust, looks inside the cells that make up every part of the human body. Focussing on animal cells, the articles are suitable for post-16 students or as an extension for 14-16 students. The topics covered include: * What are cells for? * What are the structures of...

Populations

These resources from the Wellcome Trust look at how populations grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important. The resources use real research to illustrate many aspects of the study of populations, including:

  • ecology
  • epidemiology
  • demographics
  • population...

Number crunching

This resource contains a number of articles explaining how statistics help us understand the world.

Investigating fingerprint types

Immune system

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

This resource looks at several aspects of the immune system including:

  • The non-specific immune response
  • Specific immune response and antigen recognition
  • T cells and B cells
  • ...

Go further: a practical guide to extended science projects

These resources provide information on how to do extended science projects and how to conduct them ethically, together with some additional advice for teachers and schools.

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