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Passive Solar Design: Zero-energy Housing

This resource challenges students to design and build a one‐bedroom model house within the design constraints, utilising passive solar heating techniques to warm up the house as much as possible and sustain that temperature for as long as possible. After the design and build process, students test their house and...

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...

Exploring Space

These short video clips from Our Space follow Richard Garriott during his visit to the International Space Station, looking at some of the more unusual questions and areas involved in the exploration of space.

The video clips look at:

* Do watches work in space?* Design a mission patch* Does...

Primary Design and Technology

In this Teachers TV programme, three design and technology products are put to the test in classrooms around the country. They are then reviewed by an expert panel composed of Professor Clare Benson, director of the Centre for Resource Curriculum Development in Primary Technology (CRIPT) at UCE Birmingham, Ray...

Fundamentals of Design - Moving Pictures

In this resource from Teachers TV the need for more design and evaluation in Key Stage One is explored. An Ofsted report highlights that often more focus is put on making the final product and children are not given the time to gain the knowledge and understanding to make their own products.

Teacher...

Fundamentals of Design - Virtual Pets

In this resource from Teachers TV, Key Stage Two teacher Pauline Hannigan delivers a three day project on virtual pets to her mixed Year Five and Six class. Throughout the programme, Cornwall LEA Design and Technology advisor David Prest and fellow primary teacher Teresa Wilton discuss which aspects of the...

Toby Oliver - Making Bridges

In this resource from Teachers TV, Primary STEM Ambassador Toby Oliver inspires and engages a Year Five class with a bridge building activity. Toby is a track engineer for London Underground who was inspired at school by his physics lessons and wants to help schools deliver engaging engineering lessons.

At...

Colour in Our Hall

In this resource from Teachers TV, children from Beacon Primary School in Cornwall work on an aspect of school improvement with designer Kevin McCloud. The idea for this project comes from The Sorrell Foundation and is called the Joinedupdesignforschools project, which gives children a major say in how an aspect...

Robot Challenge

In this Teachers TV video, a team of two schools from Yorkshire, design build and test a robot before travelling to America to take part in a competition against hundreds of other schools. The robot, made from a kit of 150 parts common to all teams, must be capable of competing in a basketball type game and the...

Designing Your Own Prom Dress

In this Teachers TV video, secondary design and technology students with a passion for fashion, textiles and design make their own prom dresses as part of a vocational project at Key Stage Four. Helped by award-winning fashion designer, Seema Izaiah, the Year Eleven students from Holywells High School in Ipswich...

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