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This is a set of resources that can be used to introduce Smart Materials and Metal Foams.
It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.
This is a resource I have used with KS3 to explain what engineering is and provide examples of what engineers do. Useful as a starting point if you are about to start an engineering activity or engagement week.
Supporting resources for the online CPD course for science technicians: NE600 Using technology to enhance practical work in science.
This is an article which I wrote and was published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on their website. It addresses gender equality by describing the amazing achievements of women who pursued careers in science despite many obstacles which they had to overcome.
My article challenges the stereotype that...
This resource shows how the topics students study at A Level are used to understand and improve the performance of their Greenpower car, and is the key learning outcome.
Information for anyone considering a career in Biomedical Science from the Institute of Biomedical Science.
A few months back, we took to the keyboard to write a blog post on tips and resources for schools to help encourage girls into the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. The blog post kind of hit it off online, so in the interest of the people we have written a bigger, bolder...
This powerpoint is suitible to support a discussion-led class on the topic of drugs, smoking and alcohol. Looking at the topic from a different point of view, the main activity looks at diferent kinds of drugs including those which are legal, controlled and illegal and asks pupils to decide for themselves whether...