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Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.
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2000 - 2009

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Six R's

This resource from Practical Action helps students look at the 6Rs, their definitions and products which illustrate the 6Rs in action. These are: rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce and refuse. Students look at the definitions carefully again and rank each of the Rs in terms of which contributes most and which...
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2000 - 2009

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Design abacus

From Practical Action, this resource is an eco-tool used to compare the sustainability of two products or design ideas.
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2000 - 2009

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QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work and what uses will it have? The material has been carefully characterised (to understand its composition and how it works), and its first applications have...
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2000 - 2009

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Using shape memory alloys

A Catalyst article describing the use of smart materials to help people with disabilities. Many more people with physical and mental disabilities are leading independent lives at home, thanks in part to recent technological developments. The article focuses on one project which makes use of smart materials to help...
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2000 - 2009

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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.Contents: ...
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2000 - 2009

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Green Buildings

This is one of a series of extended units, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, to provide in-depth coverage of a topic or an area of the curriculum. This unit was developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, which aimed to promote constructive energy education in...
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1990 - 1999

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Radio and Audio

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these images are useful for adding to documents and presentations, or for use with an interactive whiteboard. Mainly simple line drawings, they can be cut and pasted into documents and image processing applications. The images in this resource are related to the...
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1990 - 1999

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Circuits

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these images are useful for adding into documents, presentations or for use with an interactive whiteboard. Mainly simple line drawings, they can be cut and pasted into documents and image processing applications. The images in this resource are related to the...
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1990 - 1999

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Timing

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these circuits allow students to build a range of devices. Each circuit has a full circuit diagram, component list and explanation of how the circuit works. In this section, the circuits cover a range of timers and timing devices. Many circuits use the 555 timer module....
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1990 - 1999

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