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Top tips for delivering engineering activities

Inspire as many students as possible with inspiring and inclusive messages about engineering.

This 12-page guide is for ambassadors, teachers, advisers and anyone delivering engineering activities or talks to groups of young people. With a handy preparation checklist and sections on ‘embedding careers...

Football in science teaching

What is the perfect curve of a ball’s trajectory, what must the ideal turf be like, and what’s the CO2 balance of the UEFA European Championship? From the measurement of the mass of the air inside the ball, to the influence of energy drinks on the performance of the...

GENIE jumping genes

The aim of this activity is for students to use tiddlywinks to represent sections of jumping genes, which they then flick onto a poster which is representative of a section of the human genome. Where their "gene" lands either will or will not disrupt the gene and may then cause disease. An accompanying PowerPoint...

BRAF: from gene to cancer therapy

This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify the gene BRAF. Clinical researcher Ultan McDermott tells the story of how scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovered a specific mutation in the BRAF gene, which is found in around half of malignant melanoma cases. He...

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...

Throwing a six

In this Core Maths task students explore the question ‘On average, how many throws does it take to throw a six?’ Through this activity students can gain an understanding of ‘expectation’ as well as learning how to calculate summary statistics when the data is given in a frequency table.

Throwing a...

Which Team Won?

This resource can be used as an introductory exercise into mathematical modelling. The problem is to decide on the winning team in a race. Students need to examine the data and decide on a model to determine the winner.

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