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Martian Explorers: Design a New Mars Rover

Aimed at the 11-14 age group, this is a unit of six one-hour design and technology lessons to develop an understanding of how systems on exploration robots are combined and collect data. Students are given a design brief to build their own model rover, experientially, to function in simulated Martian conditions....

The Paper Cup Company

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the design process involved in developing a paper cup for manufacture.

You wouldn't believe making a paper cup could be complicated, but there's a lot of science reasoning behind the product design.Your students can...

Zones 5 and 6: Smart Buildings

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens highlights the high levels of inefficiencies in most buildings and offers solutions such as smart buildings, reducing resources and making buildings more efficient. Super Cool Uniform is a design project where students need to research optimum working temperatures in...

Starchaser Rocket Factory 1

Ideal for all ages and key stages the Starchaser Rocket Factory 1 enables students to experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion by building and flying their own compressed air powered model rockets. Safe, clean, educational and fun, Rocket Factory 1 is supervised by a Starchaser Educator and...

Bridge Breakdown

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Here are the instructions for the 11th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (Fulford School York).

Wooden block size apporx.75x25x12mm. Each team given 54 blocks and 45min time limit...

Crash Site Investigation

Produced by Innovate Educate and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, these materials challenge students to investigate the evidence from the crash site of Lancaster bomber PD259. This activity should be treated sensitively. Whilst it looks at an incident that happened over 60 years ago, it should be remembered that...

ARKive School Museum (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum.

The ARKive School Museum presentation looks at examples of endangered species and explains the concept of an ARKive...

Zone 12: Clean and Green

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens considers the pressure that increased waste, pollution and reduced air quality places on our environment.

From Rubbish to Resource is a design and make project in which students source waste products and make them into something not only useful but also...

Give Me a Biomimetic Shelter

This resource provides an example of how biomimicry can provide solutions to design and engineering problems by looking at how desert foxes can lose heat quickly in order to maintain a steady internal temperature. Students are then challenged to use biomimicry to design their own shelter.

A short video...

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...

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