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Piezoelectric Product

In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology, students work in groups to investigate how Piezoelectric materials can be used in a variety of different ways. For the development element of the project, students propose an innovative application for the Piezoelectric effect.The engineers behind...
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2010 to date

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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.
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1990 - 1999

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Welcome to the Green Economy - FREE STEM Workshops

Welcome to the Green Economy - funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits in their schools, they will also learn about the huge range of careers in the green sector. Groundwork will recruit 400 young people onto...
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27 November 2018

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MyKEducation Introduction to basic STEM skills

MyKEducation FOUNDATION STEM PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SKILLS We offer after School Club or Holiday Club through partnering schools. MANUAL: Open the full STEM Coordinator's manualhttps://issuu.com/kemafroc/docs/myke_coordinators__manualParents,...
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28 October 2018

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Spaghetti bridges

This activity could be used in Key Stage 2 as a stand-alone activity, as a focused task to develop skills in the use of the glue gun, or as part of a structures project investigating bridges.In this activity, students develop both their skills in using a glue gun and demonstrate their understanding of how structures...
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2010 to date

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Modelling linkages

Investigating simple linkages using card models.A mechanism is a device that changes movement in some way. Linkages are a type of mechanism. There are different types of linkage, each of which change movement in different ways.This could be used in Key Stage 2 as a stand-alone activity or as an introduction to a...
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2010 to date

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Moving pictures

In this activity students learn about:- the type of movement generated using a slider and a lever- how a slider and lever allow movement- how to cut and assemble simple mechanisms using card and scissors
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2010 to date

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Understanding ergonomics and anthropometrics

This resource looks at measuring sizes of hands and presenting data.Suggested Learning Outcomes                 To understand what is meant by ergonomics and anthropometrics in design.To be able to give examples of ergonomic design and the...
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2010 to date

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Testing a pulley system

In this resource students are asked to test the operation of pulley systems and calculating their mechanical advantage.Suggested learning outcomes include:To understand what is meant by mechanical advantage.To be able to calculate the mechanical advantage of pulley systems.To perform suitable tests on how a...
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2010 to date

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Modelling pulley systems

This resource investigates modelling and constructing pulley systems designed to lift loads.Suggested learning outcomes include:To be able to recognise and describe the main parts of a pulley system.To understand how a pulley system can reduce the effort needed to lift a load.To model and construct different types of...
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2010 to date

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