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What is structural engineering? Structural engineering for beginners

This presentation provides a great introduction to the work of structural engineers. Created by the The Institution of Structural Engineers, it provides an overview of the types of activities undertaken by structural engineers, examples of the impact that they make on society and provides an overview of the types...

Manufacturing Post-16

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), helps students to understand the manufacturing process through a series of design challenges. Each has a specific brief and the topics include: • Designing and making a helping hand • Robotics: designing and making a walking robot • CAD/CAM:...

Our Ingenious Engineers

The attached teaching notes have been written to support the following Science and Engineering Show: https://www.science2life.com/shows/irelands-ingenious-engineers-show/

Router Master Class

This resource from Boxford presents examples of how to use shaped CNC router cutters to solve different problems quickly and with accuracy. Different uses for cutters are introduced, such as trenching, profiling and grooving. Different cutters that can be used for these and other purposes are shown. These include a...

Lasers

This resource from Boxford describes the process of engraving imagery onto a mirror tile. In this instance a Doctor Who themed mirror is produced. The product is made using a 300mm by 300mm B&Q mirror tile. Issues faced and ideas for future development of the product are described. One idea explored is to use...

Bench Drill

This resource from Boxford presents CAD files for the development of a working bench drill press made from 3mm acrylic. The drill press is designed to be laser cut. The resource describes how the bench drill press can be used as an example of a rack and pinion mechanism for changing types of motion. It also...

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

Ditch the dirt

This challenge enables pupils to model and test filters as a way of making dirty water cleaner. It can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.  Curriculum links include separation techniques and pure substances.

The challenge can provide a focus for National Science and Engineering Week,...

Cosy Toes: Winter-Proof a Pair of Shoes

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology and science project aimed at primary children. Using the context of the school class going to Greenland and forgetting all their shoes, children are asked to construct shoe soles that will insulate them as they take part in a dog-sled trip. Children...

Super Sucker: Designing a Machine to Clean up Litter

This resource provides a design and technology project for older primary children. Linking to the topic of electricity, it provides a practical context in which children focus on electric circuits, motors and batteries to build their own mini-vacuum cleaner. The series of four lessons begins by introducing the...

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