Engineering in the New Curriculum
A 15 minute film, from the Centre for Science Education, showing the Engineering a Better World cross-curriculum model in action in a South Yorkshire school. The STEM teachers explain the benefits of the project which involves Design and Technology, Science and Mathematics. The video illustrates the stages of a collapsed-timetable day split into three sessions designed to show the importance of science and maths in engineering.
In the first session students work in groups and build a basic solar buggy with the help of instructions. It is in the second session where the engineering begins, as the students seek to modify the design of their buggy with the aim of winning the race towards the end of the day. Finally students are introduced to some of the underlying mathematics.
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