Engineering Science Useful Links.
D & T Online
D & T Online
CfE support materials/resources for technologies and Stem-Central Resources. Well known to teachers and probably the closest we have to a one stop shop for resource and ideas.
· For further information on Biomass: Biomass Energy Centre, Biomass Pros and Cons
· Ocean Energy. From the USA, but with good content and overview to supplement some of the video clips in the Biomass topic. Good also for energy transfer. This publication is designed to teach students about many energy resources located in, over, and under the ocean by using background information, presentations, and hands-on activities.
· Scottish Power (Wind Farms). An extensive engineering science resource suitable for aspects of the N4 and N5 Courses. Used selectively this resource could provide content to support a unit of work similar to the Biomass exemplar.
· The Forth Road Bridge. Alongside the issues surrounding a replacement bridge this source material could be used to generate a number of activities such as sustainability, evaluating engineering problems and the impact of engineering on society.
· The Falkirk Wheel. More suitable for N3 but with resources suitable for adaptation.
· BP Educational Resources. Most suited to chemical engineering and business but with some excellent examples for enterprise and classroom activities.
· BBC Bitesize. For introductory resources on energy transfer and storage.
· Explain that stuff (electric shower) and many more that could be studied or modelled
· How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as how the item works, who invented the product, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, etc.
· The Systems Approach. Drawn from extant Technological Studies materials, but still relevant to the N4/5 course.
· Enterprising sciences and technologies From LTS, The aim of this study is to provide information to support practitioners who wish to undertake interdisciplinary learning for children and young people from pre-school to age 15. Take a look at how an expansive N3-N5 engineering science topic, Where I Live, is developed through mind mapping.
· For engineering background. STEM Central provides a number of relevant and stimulating engineering topics that could be used or adapted to support the units. Skills Development Scotland has useful links for careers at ‘My World of Work’ and which may help with contextualised learning and to further explain the role of engineers.
· Steam turbine animation.
· Yenka modelling
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What is a Circuit?
Alternating Current (AC) vs. Direct Current (DC)
How to Use a Breadboard
Working with Wire
How to Read a Schematic
How to Use a Multimeter
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Arduino Overview (Adafruit Tutorial)
Absolute beginners guide to Arduino
Arduino Tutorial. Learn Electronics using Arduino!