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Engineering careers notes for teachers

There is a high demand for engineers in the UK – in fact engineering is one of the most in demand jobs globally. From apprentices to technicians; graduates to postgraduates – engineers are needed at all levels, in a wide range of sectors.

This leaflet from Tomorrow’s Engineers helps teachers explain the...

Studying Engineering at university

This Tomorrow’s Engineers booklet, for students aged 16 to 19, explains the benefits of choosing a degree in engineering and helps with the decision-making process around courses and disciplines. Engineering skills are in high demand, so for students looking for a creative and practical job that makes a difference...

Engineering career route maps

Opportunities for engineers exist at all levels and these career route maps from Tomorrow’s Engineers show various routes through education and training to become a professional engineer in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Scientific investigations: Reporting

Students will use a checklist to critically assess a report of a scientific investigation, and then summarise their findings. The checklist itemises all the important information that should be included in a scientific report and the scientific processes that should have been employed in the investigation.

Scientific investigations: Getting started

This resource supports students in carrying out independent investigations.  It helps them to choose, plan, carry out and write up an in-depth scientific investigation.

Metals

This resource consists of a self-study sheet and suggested practical activity.  Students will:

  • Use fully annotated diagrams to describe the structures of more than two metals and relate their structures to physical properties 
  • Carry out tests on samples of metals they have work-hardened,...

Dyes: Industrial scale up

This is a worksheet which looks at various factors which effect the scaling up of laboratory processes to industrial scale in the commercial manufacture of dyes.  Students look at

  • costs of the raw materials for each dye 
  • the percentage yield 
  • size of reaction vessels  
  • energy...

Waste disposal, recycling and land reclamation

 Students are asked to research some of the activities of the local authorities in Somerset and relate them to national issues associated with waste disposal, environmental damage, recycling and conservation.   The activity is intended to be undertaken in small groups which then report back to each other for a...

Distribution and abundance of species

This is a modelling activity where students use sampling techniques to determine the distribution and abundance of organisms in a simulated habitat. Students will simulate the mark–release–recapture technique (Lincoln Index) for estimating population sizes of mobile species. 

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Using blood pressure monitors

These activities provide the standard procedures for methods which may be employed to measure blood pressure at the beginning and end of a fitness programme. Methods are provided for automatic digital devices, for using a manually inflated cuff and stethoscope and for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. 

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