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Tomorrow's Engineers: cargo drop

This engineering activity challenges students to design and build a system of dropping cargo from an airplane, safely delivering a parcel of food aid.

The Best of the Best

This resource consists of the following activities: *A happy crew?: students must decide what attributes are needed for a good mission crew. *Fit for space?: this activity looks at pulse rates. Students must prepare a presentation on how a fitness test could be used to screen applicants to the astronaut programme...

Making waves

These resources explores how engineers have used their knowledge of waves to improve lives.  The activities include:

  • Using the reflection of light to create a floating image
  • Investigating the best material for thermal resistance (insulation) in a survival suit

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How to make your own hovercraft

This resource shows how you can successfully lift a person off the ground using two cordless leaf blowers, problem-solving skills and some STEM knowledge: the same knowledge and skills that are used to design hovercraft.

Curriculum links include:

forces - Balanced and unbalanced...

Senior composites engineer

This video introduces Paul, a senior composites engineer for Lola Cars International. Paul explains his role in designing the structures that are made of carbon fibre for race cars such as the one featured in the video. He discusses the love of engineering he had when he was younger and how his maths, physics...

Tim Peake public presentation

This presentation was produced by the UK Space Agency for Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station in 2015/16.

North Sea Rocks

The resource available consists of the following items:

RESINATED CORE SLABS (15m)

This is material that has been cut...

Head STEAM

Head STEAM, produced by TV and online production company 360Production, is an educational channel that aims to inspire students to become a future leader of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) industries. The short videos explore a variety of STEAM topics such as sound waves and frequencies, 3D...

Gravity - STEM Resources

Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.

Quantum Technology

The UK is at the forefront of research into Quantum Technology, where physics pushes the cutting edge of technological innovation. 

These resources, from the UK National Quantum Technologies programme, bring a-level physics and computer science bang up...

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