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Bridge Breakdown

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Here are the instructions for the 11th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (Fulford School York).

Wooden block size apporx.75x25x12mm. Each team given 54 blocks and 45min time limit...

micro:bit of Things

I am investigating the potential of the micro:bit as a resource for the teaching of physical computing and science in KS 2 and KS 3. The link below will take you to a website I have set up to publish my experiments and the work of my pupils. The aim is to inform teachers who would also like to develop the use of...

Case Study: Landbased Technology

Produced for Future Morph, this short video shows the activities of a student studying a National Diploma in Land Based Technology at Bicton College. The student describes how the course develops skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery such as tractors, commercial vehicles and other agricultural...

Forces (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the BLOODHOUND SSC land speed attempt as a context for teaching about forces, particularly forward thrust and frictional forces. The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) land-speed attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour.

A very large forward driving force is required to...

Rockets (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the land speed record attempt as a context for teaching about the irreversible changes and energy transfers that occur in BLOODHOUND SSC’s rocket engine.

The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) World land-speed record attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A massive...

Careers in Energy

This publication from BP Educational Services gives a guide to careers in the energy business. It includes biographies of real-life role models, and information on desirable generic employability skills, which are valued across sectors.

The role model examples include a geologist, gas trader, commercial and...

Case Study: Vehicle Maintenance

Produced for Future Morph, this video clip shows an apprentice in motor vehicle maintenance talking about her work and college course. She describes how a car's engine is tested to find a fault with its fuelling.

An additional activity describes a classroom demonstration that shows the products of...

Low Pressure Pneumatics

This Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) publication is about the TEP low-pressure pneumatics system. This provides a comprehensive teaching resource made up of low-cost components connected by standard PVC tubing. The system offers excellent performance at pressures as low as 0.5 bar for a fraction of the price...

Flywheels in Engineering

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), looks at the topic of flywheels and how they can be used to store or smooth energy flows. The book initially provides information for students on the following topics:

• The energy-storage system
• Cyclicity of supply
• Energy and...

Corrosion: the Virus of Engineering

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this publication looks at the process and problems caused by the corrosion of metals. The first part of the publication gives background information for students on elements, atoms, ions and electrochemical reactions involved in rusting. This helps students to...

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