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Smart Materials and Metal Foams

This is a set of resources that can be used to introduce Smart Materials and Metal Foams.It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.
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14 February 2019

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African Drumming Workshops - Maths & Music

Using maths to identify patterns is not easy to understand for children and adults alike.  I have discovered the perfect way to teach pattern recognition.  I work with the well-known and internationally recognised team of Ghanaian drummers (www.one-drum.org) who run national school workshops to teach...
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13 February 2019

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Programable Logic Controllers [PLCs]

Industrial processes rely on PLCs to control everything from water treatment to nuclear power stations. Our organisation uses hardware rigs to assemble, measure and check components and allows candidates to watch the programs being excicuted and observe the results of making changes to the code.See the rigs in...
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11 December 2018

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A Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two methods of making a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell are described. One involves the use of platinum electrodes and the other uses carbon electrodes. Each cell has a potential difference of around 1 Volt. The resource provides a list of apparatus and...
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2000 - 2009

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Composition of Air Model

A 'cut out and glue' model demonstrating the proportions of the various gases in the composition of air
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01 February 2018

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Electrical Installation

Produced for Future Morph, these resources contain a video in which a student talks about her apprenticeship course in electrical installation at Exeter college. She describes the entry qualifications needed for her course, contrasts her experiences at college compared to school and briefly mentions health and safety...
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2010 to date

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Techniquest Glyndŵr support for STEM/Science Clubs

 Techniquest Glyndŵr is able to deliver one-off support or a short series of visits to enhance school based After School Science or STEM Clubs.   Drawing upon its extensive range of educational shows, workshops and its extremely popular portable StarDome, engaging activities can be devised for...
Publication date:
01 November 2017

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Flash-Bang Shows and Chemical Demonstration Training

We at The University of Manchester have extensive experience of safely but spectacularly showing the more exciting bits of Chemistry (The 'Flash-Bang Show'). We are happy to come to schools around Manchester to deliver the shows, and/or to train teachers in doing some of the demonstrations themselves,...
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17 October 2017

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Itching for more

Designed for students who have advanced through Scratch and are ready for additional challenge, this resource explores Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) as a tool for learning modular programming using procedures. After examining, briefly, the history of the computer and the Turing Test as a measure of their improving...
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2010 to date

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I love my smartphone

Mobile app development is an engaging way for students to learn programming and interface design as many do, indeed, "love their smartphone".This complete learning package teachers the origins and development of the smartphone, helping them to appreciate the amount of technology packed into their pocket. It...
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2010 to date

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