These materials have been written to support the teaching of the new Engineering Diploma, they all arise from current industrial applications based around this year’s Faraday theme of ‘Engineering in Sport’.
The films and related teaching materials engage students in a ‘real’ understanding of many aspects of engineering and give an insight into what lies behind the development of products before they reach the public’s eye.
Overview of materials:
These teaching and learning materials have been designed with four key objectives in mind:
- To support the teaching of the new Engineering Diploma
- To allow the teacher to engage and ‘own’ the resources and consequently adapt them to their specific context and needs
- To allow a high level of flexibility and creativity when using the activities
- To provide stimulating, relevant and creative teaching and learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom
These materials are related to the following three key storylines developed for the Faraday theme for this year - ‘Engineering in Sport’:
- Skeleton Bob – speed boat design
- A new ‘smart’ material – D3o – engineering materials
- The Wii – virtual gaming – make your pitch
These storylines have been the motivation behind the design of the materials and related film clips that are on the Faraday 09 website. As a consequence, the website and films will be used throughout the materials to help reinforce and highlight key learning points.