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Subject key:

  • Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Computing

Student age:

  • 11-14
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  • 14-16
  • 16+

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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.

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.

Football between the goalposts

Videos: 1

Analysing the Game

Science Engineering Diploma Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14 Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: StarterDuration: 60 mins

The technology behind the football match analysis.

Robot arms in the car manufacturing industry.

Videos: 1
Quiz: 1

Applications of programmable systems

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

Type: MainDuration: 120 mins

Students work in teams to research details about one programmable system from the past. 

Sparks will fly - RI Christmas Lecture 2014 logo

Choosing materials for robots

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

Type: MainDuration: 60 mins

Students must investigate the relevant environmental hazards within the landscape which could affect the functioning of their robot.

Challenge box with Faraday elements flying out from it.

Videos: 1

Coding the Future Challenge

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

Type: ChallengeDuration: 420 mins

A STEM activity in which students work together to code their BBC micro:bit for a real-life application.

Electric car image

Videos: 2

Designing a vacuum train

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

Type: MainDuration: 50 mins

Students choose from a range of equipment to design a model tube train.

Industrial cables with copper fittings.

Videos: 1

Engineered Materials

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

Type: MainDuration: 50 mins

Students will investigate an engineered material.

Industrial cables with copper fittings.

Videos: 1

Engineering Processes

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

Type: StarterDuration: 20 mins

Two short tasks to support students’ understanding of the application of the casting process and the concept of modular design.