What is IET Faraday?
The IET Faraday programme has been developed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Europe’s largest professional organisation in the field. Our aim is to introduce a new generation to the sheer excitement of science, technology and engineering.
The IET Faraday resources are free and all available through our website. Our materials include cross-curricular classroom activities with accompanying film clips, online games and quizzes, as well as downloadable supporting files such as PowerPoint presentation and handouts that you can tailor to the needs of your students. We also run an annual competition - IET Faraday Challenge Days - as well as offer classroom posters and careers packs that you can order from us free of charge.
What is IET Education?
The IET Education 5-19 team runs an education service aimed at supporting teachers of science and technology and provides a range of curriculum support, resources and information for schools. We support partnerships organisations in the provision of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resources and experiences for both teachers and students across the UK.
Full information about the IET's education programme for schools and colleges can be found in the Education Programme brochure.
Discover how engineers influence our world…
The IET Faraday materials give a real insight into what it’s like to be a scientist, technologist or engineer working at the cutting edge of technology. You’ll find out about the problems that engineers face and the technologies behind their solutions.
We cover a variety of exciting areas:
Urban Evolution - probe into the technologies that support sustainable urban living.
The Real Stars of Sport - reveal how engineers, technologists and scientists are rapidly advancing sports performance.
Technology for Life - an exploration of the incredible technology that is saving lives and improving the health for millions of people across the world.
Communications - a gateway to engage and introduce students to the principles and technology that form the basis for communication devices that are used in our everyday lives.
The Moving World - consider the pros and cons of personal, community and global transport options, whilst also taking factors such as safety, pollution and cost into account.
Programmable Systems - look into the applications, design and programming aspects of programmable systems both past and present.
BBC micro:bit - introduce your students to the BBC micro:bit and its applications in the real world.
These resources are all incorporated into our new format resources section where you can browse and search for classroom activities related to all four of the STEM subjects.
In early 2012, Laura Grant Associates carried out an external evaluation on the IET Faraday programme, which included the online teaching resources that were available at that time, as well as the Faraday Challenge Days. This evaluation was carried out before the current website was built and helped to inform the web developers with the reformat and in getting the direction of Faraday moving forward in a way that would be most beneficial to teachers. You are welcome to view this evaluation in full: