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Subject key:

  • Science
  • Design & Technology
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  • Maths
  • Computing

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  • 11-14
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FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes. Search for resources to use in your classroom and ideas for extension and homework. You can use these resources on their own, with related resources, and as part of the cross-curriculum.

The IET Faraday resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

Sound waves going into a human ear

Videos: 2

1G, 2G, 3G, 4G

Science Design and Technology Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14 Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: HomeworkDuration: 40 mins

Students are introduced to the science behind communication technology.

Robot arms in the car manufacturing industry.

Videos: 1
Quiz: 1

3D modelling

Design and Technology Engineering Diploma Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14 Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: ExtensionDuration: 120 mins

Students will produce a 3D model of a robot arm.

A pair of headphones

Videos: 1
Games: 1

Acoustic Engineering 1

Design and Technology Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: StarterDuration: 30 mins

Students will understand ergonomics and aesthetics in an authentic context. 

A pair of headphones

Videos: 1
Games: 1

Acoustic Engineering 2

Design and Technology Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: MainDuration: 60 mins

Students question what makes one set of earphones or headphones better than another.  

Speed boat speeding through the waves

Aerodynamics and Boomerangs

Science Design and Technology Mathematics Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: StarterDuration: 30 mins

Exploring the principle of aerodynamics through either science or design and technology.

Speed boat speeding through the waves

Aerodynamics in Action

Science Design and Technology Mathematics Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: StarterDuration: 20 mins

Students will acquire an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and developing.

Speed boat speeding through the waves

Aerodynamics Timeline

Science Design and Technology Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: StarterDuration: 20 mins

Students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and through water.

Sound waves going into a human ear

Videos: 2

Analogue and Digital

Science Design and Technology Mathematics Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14 Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: ExtensionDuration: 20 mins

Students are introduced to analogue and digital communication.