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Want to Do Something Different?

Produced by the Gender Equality and Race Inclusion (GERI) project, this teacher guidance and classroom activities outline a process that encourages young people to explore, in a comprehensive and constructive way, those jobs usually done by members of the opposite sex. Case studies and activities look at various...

Understanding the Motion of Wheels

This activity on the motion of wheels, from BLOODHOUND SSC, is aimed at students studying for an Advanced Level Diploma in mathematics (level three).

The resources cover:
* Mechanical engineering - frames of reference
* Parametric equations of circle and cycloid
* Calculation of velocity and...

Working Safely with Power Tools

Produced by LSIS, this activity uses a hands-on approach to translate theory into practice. It helps students to construct and adopt a personal, systematic approach to safe checking of power tools whenever they start work. By handling real power tools and checking for faults in the session, students apply their...

Active Learning

From the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this activity brings to life the process of doing a risk assessment. A video clip shows students actively engaged in observing, comparing, assessing and drawing conclusions from the data they generate. Almost without knowing it, they complete a risk...

Adapting Resources

Produced by the LSIS, this resource looks at how materials can be adapted to meet students' needs. It uses the example of a telecommunications activity to illustrate the point. A video shows how Mark, a teacher, was able to identify opportunities to further develop his own resources to support students doing work...

Listening to Learners' Thinking

Produced by LSIS, these resources encourage practitioners to actively listen to students' discussions. By doing so, it can give an insight into the students' understanding and misconceptions. The materials include two video clips of learners discussing how to rearrange a mathematical equation. Included with the...

Managing Group Learning

Produced by LSIS, this resource uses an electrical and electronic symbols activity to look at managing group learning. Guidance notes and a video illustrate how the session can be run. Printed resources include a video clip, session plan and the resources required to run the electronic symbols activity and...

Talking Teaching, Training and Learning

From the LSIS Engineering collection, this resource suggests ideas for CPD activities to explore a range of approaches that are helpful in thinking about improving teaching, training and learning. Each approach is described in the resource cards. The resources can be used to stimulate discussion and encourage the...

An Introduction to Circuit Symbols

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, these materials introduce students to circuit symbols. They develop their knowledge and understanding of circuit symbols and components through a range of short, interactive learning activities. These are particularly useful to reinforce, or consolidate,...

Being Safe at Work

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, this resource introduces students to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics of workplace accidents in the manufacturing sector. The purpose is to draw attention to the scale of the problem in the students’ own industrial sector and to raise awareness...

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