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Zone 8: Keep Moving

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens explores the increased need for transport infrastructure as people move to cities and discusses the significance of road and rail electrification and explores green transport choices, integrated traffic solutions and e-mobility. Get Everybody Moving is a research...

Zones 1, 2 and 3: Forces of Change

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens introduces the challenges of the future for cities and shows how demographic change, urbanisation and climate change impact all parts of people’s lives – from politics and the economy, to quality of life and the environment. Project 2050 is a research and presentation...

The Monte Rosa Mountain Hut (11-14)

These activities from Siemens allow students to apply concepts of energy transfer and conservation to building design by challenging them to design a mountain hut. The challenge is introduced using the video, which emphasises the wild and potentially inhospitable nature of the environment that people need shelter...

eZero Island (11-14)

This resource from Siemens allows students to explore the challenges in making an island self-sufficient. They consider the varied energy requirements across the island and design an energy supply system that does not rely on fossil fuels. As well as making decisions about how to provide energy, students have to...

Blowing in the Wind (11-14)

This resource, from Siemens UK, looks at the use of wind farms to provide sustainable energy for a range of communities in a variety of settings. The selection of a New Zealand context is significant as Maori communities see themselves as being responsible for effective stewardship of the land for future...

Here Comes the Sun (11-14)

This activity encourages students to explore the factors affecting decisions about energy sources. The video clip is used to set the challenge in a real life context. Buma lives is a town called Abuja and, although he likes the city itself, the regular power cuts present him with a dilemma: using the petrol...

The Inspired Bus Company (11-14)

This resource from Siemens encourages students to explore the challenges facing bus designers when producing a bus for an urban environment and investigate how different solutions can be identified and evaluated. The video clip introduces the bus as something which is essential to a wide range of people and is a...

Zone 14: Future Life

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens provides an opportunity for students to consider the changes they can make as individuals to shape our cities and world for a more sustainable future. Sustainability is an issue for leaders and planners, but it is also our responsibility as individuals to make sure we...

Evaluating the impact of new teaching practices - computing

These videos guide you through the process of evaluating the impact of changes you make to teaching approaches in your classroom. The evaluation approaches described here will enable you to tell whether new approaches are more effective than what they have replaced. You'll be able to make evidence-informed...

Mince Flies

This resource looks at the environmental impact of our food choices in terms of water usage, world food supply and greenhouse gas production. The activities aim to challenge students' fears and prejudices about the foods common to other cultures and to consider the importance of eating insects as a source of...

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