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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...

Structures Post-16

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains five design and make challenges and seven study files. The materials and activities help students to investigate structures and the use of resistant materials. The study units look at, and help students to practise, skills and techniques...

Manufacturing Post-16

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), helps students to understand the manufacturing process through a series of design challenges. Each has a specific brief and the topics include: • Designing and making a helping hand • Robotics: designing and making a walking robot • CAD/CAM:...

Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging...

Textiles themed design challenges

This resource provides mini challenges based on the designing process. With textiles as the core theme, students are set mini challenges that ask them to create design briefs, understand client needs, generate ideas, communicate their ideas and evaluate their ideas.

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!

Dirty Brands 1

In this starter activity, students consider how users might react to the pure water product. They work on developing a ‘marketing and branding’ campaign for Pure Water. The objective is to engage the local community in the project in a positive way, providing a ‘feel good factor’ about this development. The...

Food Technology

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on food technology. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.

This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and...

Will your party hat be funny or fantastic?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children can design and make a decorated paper party hat to wear at a party they have helped to organise.

The party can be held to celebrate a particular calendar event such as Christmas or Easter, the end of term, the beginning...

Graphics Products: Design Guides

A set of design guides for Key Stage Four focusing on graphics products providing a straightforward way for students to become familiar with the sorts of questions they should ask when designing for a particular focus area.

The design guides can act as a stimulus for students who are having difficulty in...

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