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Speedy Boats

The focus of this activity is on the principle of hydrodynamics through testing boat hull designs in a test tank.

This activity gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their critical thinking and decision making skills through a practical approach. The experiment ensures a ‘fair’ set of...

Audio designer

Ross is an audio engineer at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. His role involves creating, recording and editing sound effects for video games. He has always enjoyed music and worked in a music shop after he left school. He went on to working in a recording studio where he picked up technical...

Remote Operations

This Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) DIY Faraday Challenge asks students to work in teams to design and make a prototype device that can be operated remotely to pick up objects and accurately locate them on a given target. Devices such as these are increasingly used in medical engineering. In...

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this resource includes a video in which a student talks about his course in electrical and electronic engineering. He describes how one project was to make and test a circuit that included a light-sensitive resistor. A second activity describes a class experiment...

Engineering for Entertainment

This video highlights a range of engineering careers in the entertainment industry and the importance of studying science, mathematics and technology. Engineers from across the sector explain what inspired them to become engineers and why they love their job, providing...

Structural Engineer

Katie Symons creates modern buildings and structures. This Department for Education video clip demonstrates the importance of STEM subjects in achieving a career in structural engineering. Katie describes how her work involves designing buildings, which...

Humanitarian Engineer

Andrew is Chief Executive of the charity Engineering Without Borders UK. This Department for Education clip shows students how choosing to study science can help an individual to make a global difference. Engineers Without Borders UK, work on problems associated with communities overseas...

The Personal Sole

A pioneering rapid manufacturing process invented at Loughborough University is being used to create sprint spikes with a custom made outsole designed to precisely match the power and physical characteristics of the individual athlete. This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows...

Jai Geyer Talks About How Engineering Impacts on His Sport

Jai Geyer, one of the youngest members of the Great Britain Alpine Ski Team, describes how engineering impacts on his sport and helps achieve higher levels of performance through the design of protective clothing, plus the structure and composition of the skis and other equipment.

 

Physics in Sport: Fencing

This resource uses the context of fencing to make a simple electric circuit. Students make an epee sword out of a smarties tube and incorporate a buzzer that should sound when the button on the end of the smarties tube is pressed. Students are encouraged investigate how they could change the volume of the buzzer or...

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