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Ball Run

In this activity children design and build their own Ball Run, and put their final creation to the test. They are provided with tips for joining dowels together, making longer lengths for their run and  providing stability to their structures. This activity supports learning about forces and D&T,...

Luna Rover

In this activity children build a functioning rubber band car following the build template provided, or creatively design and build their very own.  This activity supports learning about forces, providing an applied context for their science learning. It also...

Tower

In this activity children are challenged to design, build and produce a freestanding tower structure that is stable enough to support a weight for 10 seconds. They are provided with examples of how to create simple structures that will be the foundation of their tower.  This...

Hydraulic Propagator

The Propagator project introduces students to hydraulic systems and their inner workings. Using a few household items and craft materials, students can build a propagator with a basic hydraulic system that will help them care for their seedlings.

At primary level, the set up of a propagator needs to...

Izzy the Inspector

Izzy the Inspector is a colourfully illustrated resource which looks at plant diseases and their causes. The booklet introduces causes of disease in plants including bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi and nematodes.  This is done through activities such as picture to word matching, colouring, and word searches. ...

Lesson 8 - Network speed and performance

In this lesson, learners will look at how we measure network speed and performance, and what some of the key considerations are when designing networks, to ensure that they can function as well as possible. They will also learn about network broadcast traffic and how this affects network performance,...

Lesson 7 - The Internet Protocol suite and packet switching

In this lesson, learners will look at packet switching and why it is used as the delivery method for data across the internet and networks. They will also look at the Internet Protocol suite in detail to learn about the different layers of data involved and what data is contained in each layer. Learners...

Lesson 6 - Network protocols

In this lesson, learners will look at how networking protocols are used to ensure that clients can communicate and share information across computer networks. They will then learn about some key networking protocols that are used for much of the communication across the internet. Finally, learners will...

Lesson 5 - Internet and WWW

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the fundamental difference between the internet and the World Wide Web. They will also learn some of the key points from the history of the development of these two systems. They will then look at the components that make up the internet and the World Wide...

Lesson 4 - Networks and servers

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the concepts of peer-to-peer and server–client network models. First, they will create a virtual peer-to-peer network, and gain an understanding of how data is shared in such a network and what the pitfalls of this network model are. Then, they will be able...

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