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Water Engineering and Sustainability

This resource pack can be used to highlight issues such as global water scarcity, the challenges people face when sourcing water and maintaining a water supply in developing countries and the role of the engineers in solving these problems.

Following a quick quiz, a presentation introduces the scale of local...

The Fire Piston

Stirling engine

Presentations on how the Stirling Engine, or 'Hot Air Engine', works using a Low Temperature Stirling Engine as the model. One of the presentations is an animation of the complete cycle of operation.

How the Diesel Engine works

Various presentations and work sheets on how the diesel engine works. Includes animated presention of the 4 stroke engine cycle and a work sheet examining the extent to which our modern lives depend upon engines.

Composition of Air Model

A 'cut out and glue' model demonstrating the proportions of the various gases in the composition of air

Bronze award: worldwide washing

The Youth Grand Challenges is a new STEM competition that aims to inspire students aged 11-to-19.  This resource provides a selection of ideas for research or practical projects on the subect of the spread of disease.

Curriculum links include pathogens, bacteria, epidemics, pandemics, malaria, water borne...

Cost of creating a new medicine

This animation provides an introduction to different phases of drug discovery and development, as well as issues influencing the cost and affordability of new medicines.

L Centre

An ‘L’ shape is shown and the task is to find the centre of mass using only a straight edge and pencil. The solution makes use of the fact that the centre of mass of two objects will lie on a line joining their individual centres of mass.


Target Range

A cannon ball is fired and passes through two given points. The task is to discover the range of the cannon ball, the angle of projection, and the initial velocity. Solving the problem involves using the fact that the trajectory is a parabola, substituting in the coordinates given...


A monkey is sitting in a tree and the aim is to shoot the monkey with a tranquilizer so that it can receive urgent medical attention. The monkey is very astute and will let go of the branch he is swinging from at the same instant you shoot your blowpipe. The question is, where you...


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