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Astrium

This resource features five inspiring people who developed Bridget, a six-wheeled ExoMars rover. Bridget is a prototype of the vehicle that will be the largest and most sophisticated vehicle ever to visit Mars.Each of the featured scientists describe their role in the space technology company Astrium and how they...
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True Snowboards

This poster illustrates how expertise from designers, engineers and technologists is used to design and manufacture an innovative snowboard. It helps to illustrate how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities.True Snowboards design, prototype and produce snowboards using innovative materials and...
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Fluvial

This poster describes four people in four different companies who all work together to produce an innovative flood defence system. To manufacture the produce requires the collaboration of designers, engineers, materials specialist and accountants. Each describes their jobs and how they became involved in the project....
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Cambridge Silicon Radio

This poster shows how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities. It features five electronics and engineering specialists working in the telecommunications industry. They develop a range of technology such as Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.The roles featured include:* head of engineering* product engineer*...
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Brompton Bicycle

This poster introduces five young people involved in the design, assembly and sale of innovative folding bicycles. The poster illustrates how STEM subjects can open career choices and also the variety of skills needed in an innovative modern company.The featured employees include:* product designer* production brazer...
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Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...
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Sports Technologist

Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best...
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Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, suitable for Key Stage Two to Three (age 7-14), students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the...
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Wind power STEM challenge

From Practical Action, this challenge asks students to design a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height. The winning team will be the one producing a machine that lifts the most weight. The resource includes an instruction sheet, wind turbine images, links to videos and downloadable...
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Squashed tomato STEM challenge

This Practical Action resource presents a fun hands-on and brains-on challenge for Key Stages Two to Five.The problem: In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. To earn a living they need to sell these at the local market. The problem is getting to market...
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