Check out all your problems on line with the BBC site that covers each subject strand.
Contact these WEB-SITES as starting points of your
research for projects.
This has got to be the most informative site you will ever find if finding out ‘how things work’ is what you want ! (Tell Mr Richmond if you find a better one!) You can even ask your own questions to the experts if necessary. Just for fun try the ‘Random’ button on the end of the “HowStuffWorks” page header.
What was it like to travel on the airships that were the forerunners of modern jet transport ?
Wind energy has been used to generate electricity in Denmark for the last 30 years. Check out what you know about the use of renewable energy and fuel history.
Do your own web research session using these two pages as a starting points.
Designers are more frequently being used to create images for companies and to define the style of product ranges. Design issues can be explored.
How are crisps made. What goes into the design of the packs.
The history of crisps is worth checking out and these sites are a great starting point.
We have all eaten the products. Now check out the packs and the technology
involved in manufacturing them.
Automata have been made as by craftsmen to show skill and workmanship for the last 300 years. Now they are very valuable and frequently seen in galleries and museums. Many of the principles on which they work use simple cams, gears, levers & linkages.
Interested in the ‘built environment’ ? Well check out this site and see if you can follow up with your own research of famous and impressive buildings.
Painting had been the ‘art’ movement for centuries but in 1919 a school of arts crafts and architecture was created to co-ordinate ‘visual’ creative people. Artists, architects and craftsmen each influenced the other with everyone exploring new technologies and materials ultimately linking arts, crafts and industry.
See what has been made in a variety of different plastics. Plastics structure
If you think your ideas are a little bit crazy then check out these from the American patents register. A motorised Ice Cream Cone!
The whole world is filled with products that have been invented. These ideas are protected from being ‘copied’ by others. What exactly is a patent? What is ‘Copyright’? What is a ‘Trade mark’ ? What protection does taking out these things give for an inventor?
Steel making has made tall buildings possible - It has facilitated machines for transporting goods and people. Along with the production and manufacture of iron this one material ha dramatically changed our planet and our lives.