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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the 'Big questions, big experiment' wall chart describes the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It looks at the "big questions" about our Universe that scientists are trying to answer, and how the amazing LHC will help them to do so. The 'Tunnel to the...

Manufacturing 14 to 16

This book, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) includes six design challenges. These cover:

• Engineering in miniature
• Simple mouldings: design and manufacture of an injection moulded product
• Designing and making a 'hi-tech' pen
• Designing and making a desk top...

Electronics Post-16

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book introduces the world of electronics by looking at some important electronic components and how they can be put together to perform useful tasks. Projects in designing and making electronic circuits are included.

Products that are set as design...

Optical Systems

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) covers optics and optical principles which are used in a wide range of products and communication systems. These include, for example, measuring instruments, cameras, machine tools, video cameras, CD players and fibre-optic-based communication...

An Introduction to Polymers

Published by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this booklet provides an introduction to plastics, their history in product design and methods of working with thermoplastics. The text presents a range of valuable resource materials in TEP’s standard photocopiable format. It also includes sections on places...

Low Pressure Pneumatics

This Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) publication is about the TEP low-pressure pneumatics system. This provides a comprehensive teaching resource made up of low-cost components connected by standard PVC tubing. The system offers excellent performance at pressures as low as 0.5 bar for a fraction of the price...

Shadow Air Muscle 14 to 16

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), is about the Shadow Air Muscle. This is a new kind of device for producing movement and is commercially available from the Shadow Robot Company.

This book covers some activities that can be carried out using the 'muscle', to design devices...

Energy

These materials, produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), are a design and make project investigating the micro-climate of a school's grounds to decide the best location for a solar panel or wind generator. Students are required to undertake the following tasks:

• Use instrumentation
•...

The IQ3 Microcontroller Module

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book looks at a self-contained programmable device called the IQ3 which is capable of use in a wide variety of engineering contexts ranging from simple door interlocking to production line control and robotics.

The IQ3 has four outputs each capable of...

Ginn Technology: Teachers’ Resource File Years Three and Four

This extensive resource file from Ginn Technology includes an introductory section offering detailed guidance on planning and implementing technology work in the classroom, as well as separate teachers’ notes for Years Three and Four. The notes and worksheets are directly linked to the five students’ books. The...

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