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Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about successfully designed products, the process of product analysis and design and about materials used in...

Workshop 1: Turbine Head Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, are designed to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through a PowerPoint presentation, quiz and activity sheets, students learn about product analysis and successfully designed products. Using disassembly, they learn about design decisions...

Workshop 4: Design Specification - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about design specification, how they are used in the design process and how to develop one. They learn to...

Workshop 3: Design Brief - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students will learn about design briefs, how to develop and write one and how they relate to existing products. They will...

Gold Award: Future Travel

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to space exploration:

* Communications project - students gather information about space exploration before making a presentation on the problems to be overcome with past and possible future benefits of space travel

* Practical project -...

Episode 101: Introduction to Circuits

These activities, from the Institute of Physics, look at electrical circuits. They provide a review of previous knowledge and introduce the language needed to cope with the greater depth of learning at post-16 level. Activities include: • a discussion about electrical circuits to reinforce knowledge and highlight...

Moja Island Renewable Energy Engineering

From Practical Action, this 1-2 hour class activity uses the supply of energy for an island community to help students to understand renewable energy options.

Wavy Edges

Due to problems in the manufacture of tinplate coils, the edge of the strip can be slightly longer than the centre. This causes a 'wave' on the wall of the coil but can be rectified by differentially stretching the strip to make the edges flat. Students are required to apply Pythagoras' theorem to find the radius...

Tin Can Design

Tin cans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this activity students consider the net of a tin can, the formula for the total surface area and the formula for the volume of the can. The first problem requires students to express the total surface area as a function of r by eliminating h. The second problem...

Silver Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable transport:

* Communications project - students gather information and produce a balanced view on the costs and benefits of using hydrogen as fuel for vehicles.

* Practical project - students investigate the factors that affect...

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