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Mini DC Generator

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) explains how a generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. To understand how this happens, students need to know something about magnetic fields and what happens when a conductor such as copper wire is moved within a magnetic field....

Careers in Energy

This publication from BP Educational Services gives a guide to careers in the energy business. It includes biographies of real-life role models, and information on desirable generic employability skills, which are valued across sectors.

The role model examples include a geologist, gas trader, commercial and...

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...

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
•...

Flywheels in Engineering

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), looks at the topic of flywheels and how they can be used to store or smooth energy flows. The book initially provides information for students on the following topics:

• The energy-storage system
• Cyclicity of supply
• Energy and...

Corrosion: the Virus of Engineering

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this publication looks at the process and problems caused by the corrosion of metals. The first part of the publication gives background information for students on elements, atoms, ions and electrochemical reactions involved in rusting. This helps students to...

Science and Technology in Society 1

SATIS book one includes Ashton Island - a problem in renewable energy, Fibre in your diet, and Nuclear power.

The ten units in this booklet are:

*101 Sulphurcrete: Reading, questions and experimental work on the use of sulphur as a building material.

*102 Food from fungus: Information,...

Science and Technology in Society 2

SATIS book two includes Drinking alcohol, The story of Fritz Haber, and The pesticide problem.

The ten units in this booklet are:

201 Energy from Biomass: Reading and problem-solving exercises, including optional practical work, on the production of biomass energy.

202 Electric vehicles:...

Science and Technology in Society 3

SATIS book three includes Air pollution - where does it come from?, Living with kidney failure, The second law of - what?, and Recycling aluminium.

The ten units in this booklet are:

301 Air pollution - where does it come from?: A data-analysis exercise concerning sources of air pollution.

302...

Science and Technology in Society 4

SATIS book four includes The label at the back - a look at clothing fibres, Noise, and Glass.

The ten units in this booklet are:

401 Fluoridation of water supplies: Reading and discussion concerning the artificial fluoridation of public water supplies.

402 DDT and Malaria: Reading, questions...

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