LESSON IDEAS

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BAFTA | BAFTA Young Game Designers is a year-round programme of activity that gives young people and educators unique insight and access into the games industry. It comprises an annual competition for 10-18 year-olds, online teaching resources and workshops around the UK

11-14yrs | 14-16yrs | 7-11yrs

Future Morph | Suresh Chawla talks about designing, building and moving stage scenery, explains how working in the theatre challenges him to solve design problems and build useable solutions. 

11-14yrs | 14-16yrs

STEM Learning | Students must consider the challenges of designing and developing a new sports venue. The challenge has been divided into four: the site, the structure, the court and the environment.

11-14yrs

Institute of Mechanical Engineers | See how sports engineers from Loughborough University are using analysis software to help swimmers perfect their style and form, helping them shave seconds off their time.

11-14yrs | 14-16yrs

Centre of Science Education | The context for this set of activities is the design of head protection for snowboarders where the risk of injury is significant but personal image is also important.

14-16yrs

STEMNET | Posters to help students think about careers in engineering that they may never have considered which can be used as stimulus materials for the start of a lesson.

11-14yrs | 14-16yrs

STEMNET | Posters themed around ‘Manufacturing the Future’ which can be used to help inform students about the cutting-edge technologies and exciting careers available in UK manufacturing.

14-16yrs

Shell | Shell’s free cross-curricular competition asks students aged 11-14 to use their STEM skills to devise innovative energy solutions to power cities of the future 

11-14yrs

Biomimicry 3.8 | The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable design, helping teachers integrate biomimicry into the curriculum.

11-14yrs | 7-11yrs