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3D printing the weather

This activity enables students to create 3D models that represent temperature data. Via a series of video tutorials students are guided step by step through the process. Tinkercad 3D modelling software is required to do this but is freely available online, as well as access to a 3D printer. Once printed the tactile...

VEX GO activities

These activities offer one-page exercises to incorporate the VEX GO kit and STEM concepts in a cross curricular way. From animal habitats, to architecture, compasses to music, these activities offer great cross curricular STEM opportunities for physical computing.  

VEX 123 activities

VEX 123 STEM Labs activities offer ways to link physical computing and robotics to STEM and computing. These one-page exercises are designed to be easy to follow, for independent application for pupils. Each activity is designed around a ‘Play’ based concept to apply the computer science skills and concepts pupils...

Eco-indicator

The environmental impact of a product throughout the different stages of its lifecycle are quantified in this activity. Data from the Eco-indicator 99 Manual for Designers is required for the final evaluation task.

Social sustainability

Two worksheet based activities that can be used to identify the impacts of technology upon people to sustain their communities in the future. The first activity considers the social impact upon sustainability with key questions to research and the second task is an analysis activity looking at cultural, economic,...

Environmental sustainability

Two worksheet based activities that can be used to identify the impacts of technology upon people to sustain their communities in the future. The first activity considers the environmental impact upon sustainability with key questions to research and the second task is an analysis activity looking at cultural,...

Economic Sustainability

Two worksheet based activities that can be used to identify the impacts of technology upon people to sustain their communities in the future. The first activity considers the economic impact upon sustainability with key questions to research and the second task is an analysis activity looking at cultural, economic...

Cultural Sustainability

Two worksheet based activities that can be used to identify the impacts of technology upon people to sustain their communities in the future. The first activity considers the cultural impact upon sustainability with key questions to research and the second task is an analysis activity looking at cultural, economic...

Evaluating the impact of new teaching approaches - design and technology

These videos guide you through the process of evaluating the impact of changes you make to teaching approaches in your classroom. The evaluation approaches described here will enable you to tell whether new approaches are more effective than what they have replaced. You'll be able to make evidence-informed...

Sound Design

This video looks at the structural design of the O2 building in Dublin. This is a built music venue with a capacity of 14,000 people, designed to provide unrestricted views and excellent acoustics. The film shows the exciting role of acoustic engineers and explains how they developed criteria from the...

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