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Key Stage Three Capability Tasks

A range of resources from the Nuffield Foundation for students to develop and reveal their capability longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as projects, or design and making assignments.

In Nuffield Design and Technology...

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1990 - 1999

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Blu-Ray DVD Player (Sharp)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the evolution of the Blu-Ray DVD player, starting with the invention of the laser in 1958. This is a science enquiry story of how these devices have evolved from the invention of the laser in 1958 to the high-tech blue laser...

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2000 - 2009

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Air Products

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating air products and how they can be used.

How do you deliver the right amount of gas to a patient during an operation?

A modern twist on a very old design is the answer. Air Products produce rotameters, which help...

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2000 - 2009

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Battery-powered Lawnmower (Bosch)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating battery powered lawnmowers and their potential environmental impact.

Lawnmowers have come a long way since they were a mechanical cutter being pushed along by hand. A smart battery (like in your mobile phone) lets you...

Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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Popcorn Polymer (BP)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the production of oil and how oil reserves are located.

If the oil reserves are running out, how can we get more out of what's still down there?

Petroleum engineers have to flush out oil reserves using water,...

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2000 - 2009

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Oil Rig Risers (BP)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating recovery techniques used in the oil and gas industry and their potential environmental impact.

We need more oil and gas, but at what cost to the environment or to the safety of those extracting it?

Oil and gas...

Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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The Mosquito

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating how science is used to build devices that drive groups of youngsters away from buildings.

Hearing loss is age-related: this company uses that science knowledge to build devices that drive groups of youngsters away...

Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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Acticoat (Smith & Nephew)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the use of metals to kill germs in the treatment of wounds.

'Silver Pants' is a humorous take on a modern application of ancient technology - using metals to kill germs. Smith & Nephew have developed a posh...

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2000 - 2009

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Industrial Hemp

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the industrial uses of Hemp.

Hemp is making a comeback!

Industrial hemp (as it should be referred to) has been used for thousands of years for ropes, medicines, insulation, oil, seed, paper, canvas - even for...

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2000 - 2009

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