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Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and...

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Digital Designer

Simon Cam is a digital designer, working on interactive video production for an advertising agency. This Department for Education clip shows the importance of science and mathematics in a range of creative industries.

Simon works with film, special effects and 3D graphics, to develop a range of visual...

Growing With STEM

From LSIS, this case study describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. A core focus of the LSIS STEM Programme is embedding and supporting whole organisation approaches to STEM provision across the learning and skills sector. Wirral Metropolitan College has demonstrated how a whole-organisation approach to STEM...

Primary Cross Curriculum - Making Bags

This resource from Teachers TV follows Rebecca Higgins and Daniella Mana from Newtown Primary School in Shropshire. The teachers present three great practical lesson ideas around design and technology, all involving making bags.

The first part of the programme shows how children use their knowledge of two...

Bath Bombs and Rockets

This Teachers TV video shows how science AST, Alison Tiltman, is keen to work closely with other departments and encourage cross curricular learning. Combining science, design and technology, and maths, her Year Nine students take part in a challenge to imagine they are running their own cosmetics companies. As...

Car of the Future

Many different personal attributes can impact on road safety including a person's vision, ability to concentrate, reaction times and mobility. The car of the future should be designed to help people overcome these issues.

In this activity students design investigations to test reaction times and ability to...

Ski Jacket Thermal Insulation Simulator

This is a simple simulator in which pupils can investigate the effectiveness of a ski jacket.  Pupils can alter various parameters and see what the effects are.  The simulator also brings into view the competing design parameters - lots of insulation will keep the skier warmer - but may well restrict movement....

Secondary Design and Technology Introductory Challange - Airdrop Relief

A team working introductory design and technology activity for secondary students aged 11-16 working in small teams. The activity takes between 60-90 minutes to complete.

Activity Theme: Parachutes

STEM Links: Forces, Resistance, Design, Structural Aerodynamics,...

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