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Young Technologist's Handbook

Produced for the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains a comprehensive selection of useful descriptions and reference information on the properties of materials, manufacturing processes, ergonomics and electronics. This pulls together a wide range of data into a single publication, accessible...

Structures 14 to 16

This book, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), helps students to consider the design of man-made structures. Data, mathematics, computer modelling and actual scale models are all used in deciding if a structure's final design will work. The book looks at structural principles and applies them to...

Mini DC Generator

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) explains how a generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. To understand how this happens, students need to know something about magnetic fields and what happens when a conductor such as copper wire is moved within a magnetic field....

Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.

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Careers in Energy

This publication from BP Educational Services gives a guide to careers in the energy business. It includes biographies of real-life role models, and information on desirable generic employability skills, which are valued across sectors.

The role model examples include a geologist, gas trader, commercial and...

Electronics 14 to 16

This textbook from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is intended to introduce students to making electronic devices and systems. It looks at important electronic components and how they can be put together to perform useful tasks. How to design and make electronic circuits is aided by descriptions of how...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the 'Big questions, big experiment' wall chart describes the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It looks at the "big questions" about our Universe that scientists are trying to answer, and how the amazing LHC will help them to do so. The 'Tunnel to the...

Manufacturing 14 to 16

This book, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) includes six design challenges. These cover:

• Engineering in miniature
• Simple mouldings: design and manufacture of an injection moulded product
• Designing and making a 'hi-tech' pen
• Designing and making a desk top...

Shadow Air Muscle 14 to 16

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), is about the Shadow Air Muscle. This is a new kind of device for producing movement and is commercially available from the Shadow Robot Company.

This book covers some activities that can be carried out using the 'muscle', to design devices...

Energy

These materials, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), are a design and make project investigating the micro-climate of a school's grounds to decide the best location for a solar panel or wind generator. Students are required to undertake the following tasks:

• Use instrumentation
•...

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