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Aluminium

A Catalyst article about aluminium, a shiny silvery metal, which is extracted from its ore by electrolysis. Further addition of other metallic elements results in an alloy, which can be cast into various shapes using moulds. The article looks at the processes of extraction, casting, patterns, moulds and finishing...

Structures Post-16

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains five design and make challenges and seven study files. The materials and activities help students to investigate structures and the use of resistant materials. The study units look at, and help students to practise, skills and techniques...

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:...

Moving averages

In this Core Maths task students construct line graphs for time series data, calculate the moving average and interpret the graph, stating conclusions.

Moving Averages: Front sheet
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested...

Eurovision 2015

This critical analysis activity for Core Maths students asks students to manipulate data to solve problems based on Eurovision Song Contest information from 2015’s competition.

Eurovision 2015: Overview
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student...

Oil Refining

This Catalyst article looks at oil production in Trinidad and Tobago. The oil refining process and method are explained. The article also investigates the resulting human impact on the environment.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2003, Volume 13, Issue 4.

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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...

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...

Why choose Biomedical Science?

Information for anyone considering a career in Biomedical Science from the Institute of Biomedical Science.

https://careers.ibms.org/students/why-choose-biomedical-science/

 

New Cement Set to Reduce Carbon Emissions

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) looking at a new, carbon-negative cement which is heading for manufacturing reality thanks to Novacem, a spin-out company from Imperial College London. EPSRC funding has played a key role in developing both the cement itself and the...

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