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Launch

In this activity, students look at the RNLI’s high-speed Shannon class lifeboats and launch vehicles which use hydraulics as a propulsion system. They explore the relationship between force, pressure and area and how forces are transmitted through liquids. Students also investigate how the output force of a jet...

40% of 70 = 70% of 40

This seemingly simple prompt leads to a rich task that can be developed in a number of different ways.

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Power for everyone everywhere

This activity allows pupils to explore the principles of wind turbine movement, apply them and work in teams to plan and build a miniature wind turbine. Turbine performance is also evaluated after testing.

The activities introduce the notion of unequal access to reliable electricity in the world and the...

Appliance Science

The EU has recently imposed limits on the power ratings of vacuum cleaners, and proposes further limits on appliances such as hairdryers. In this activity students consider a further (fictional) future restriction, on home electricity use. Students calculate the energy transferred in kilowatt-hours by the...

CyberCenturion

This collection of resources is to support teams participating in the CyberCenturion competition.

CyberCenturion is a national cyber education initiative for 12-18 year-olds in the UK. The program is designed to excite, educate and motivate students to...

Entomologist

Deagan is an entomologist for the Forestry Commission, and has travelled the world as part of his job.

Curriculum links include classification, climate change, biodiversity, species, taxonomy, ecosystems, rainforests

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Hot mug challenge

The video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge for students that can be carried out at home or in school. Students use four different drinks containers to measure the rate of cooling of hot water to investigate how the material and use of a lid affects the process. A stainless steel insulated cup with...

Do you like your oceans still or sparkling?

This resource is part of the Polar Explorer Resource Collection https://www.stem.org.uk/polar-explorer-educational-resources.

The oceans are...

The Road to Zero Hunger

The Action Against Stunting (AAS) p...

S06 Presentation

The ‘presentation’ section of the Fixpert's resource focuses on documenting the Fixpert's project in the form of a film, presentation, folder, blog or any other medium students choose. It encourages students to be reflective and critical of their practice, along with developing presentation and story-telling skills...

Production - S05

The ‘production’ section of the Fixpert's resource focuses on producing a  high-quality working prototype that meets the problem described in the original design brief. Activities that support this section include: ‘hack a toothbrush’, starting points for innovative ideas, and making paper bowls. These activities...

Development - S04

The ‘development’ section of the Fixpert's resource focuses on creating and testing a prototype for an outcome that meets their fix partner’s needs. Students build critical skills through evaluation and they practice design decision making that balances design ideas against user needs. Activities include a focus on...

Discovery - S03

The ‘discovery’ section of the Fixpert's resource focuses on developing skills and confidence relating to design thinking. It works well as a starter for an in-depth design lesson. Structured activities help students to view their surroundings with fresh eyes and think outside the box. Ideation techniques are...

Getting Started - S02

The ‘getting started’ section of the Fixpert's resource focuses finding a 'fix partner' and identifying a design problem they experience. Structured activities are provided for developing interview skills, along with an activity considering the needs of someone with limited dexterity or mobility.

Introduction to Fixperts - S00

The ‘introduction to Fixperts ’ section of the Fixpert's resource introduces the Fixpert framework and how it breaks down the design process into 6 stages. It provides examples of schemes of work, curriculum links and a set of frequently asked questions. A student log book is also provided that students can use to...

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