These resources support the delivery of Engineering Studies in the FE sector. This session is aimed at students studying a Level 3 Automotive Engineering course. The students should have previous background knowledge with regards to vehicle braking systems and a basic engineering background. They should have all studied at least to a GCSE level. It can also be used as revision aids for students studying at a higher level, or to anyone with an interest or who are in industry. For more materials relating to this resource, please visit the NGfL site, linked below.
This is a complete workbook for units including engines, steering and suspension, vehicle braking systems, vehicle ignition systems and veicle coooling & lubrication systems as part of the level 1 motor vehicle studies course,I present. Please feel free to use and amend any parts.
Guidelines and activities to present a unit on bridges in years 3-6.
In years 3 and 4 the work includes designing and building a bridge to cross a river.
Progression is assured in years 5 and 6 by asking the pupils to design a bridge that can open and close and/or can be lit up.
This is a great hands on unit for K-2 students that is aligned with ELA CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Perfect for an OCEAN UNIT or END OF THE YEAR celebration activity!<br />
Students will complete this 2 part activity to create and test different sand mixtures, then select the best one for building and then build the tallest sand structure they can, culminating with completing the ELA and Math activities. The idea is for students to see different combinations of sand, and to test the strength when building. <br />
***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***<br />
Play sand, cornstarch, baby oil, shaving cream, flour, water, storage containers with lids.<br />
Standards Covered:<br />
K.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.K.8, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.8, W.2.2, SL.K.1, SL.K.3, SL.K.5, SL.K.6, SL.1.1, SL.1.5, SL.2.1<br />
This packet includes:<br />
Cover Page<br />
Introduction and Set up Page<br />
3 pages of ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards for K-2<br />
Lesson Procedure<br />
Building Sandcastles Differentiated Self Assessment<br />
Building Sandcastles Differentiated Writing Extension<br />
Building Sandcastles Sand Mixture Recipes<br />
Building Sandcastles DifferentiatedMath Extensions<br />
Building Sandcastles Differentiated ELA Extensions<br />
Building Sandcastles Real World Extension<br />
Building Sandcastles Banner for classroom display<br />
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This is a STEM based activity where they students had to work in teams to design and build a tower that can support a beach ball. There was certain criteria that they had to follow, and they also had to keep track of how much money they spent on their materials. I gave out the tape and paper, and everytime someone from a team came to get more materials, they had to keep track of it on the recording sheet.<br />
After viewing the PPT, each student got to make a design and then each team decided which design would be best. Then they constructed their towers within the time frame and then tested the towers with the beach ball on top.<br />
PPT and recording sheet are included in this purchase.<br />
(Please note the necessary materials are purchased separately.)<br />
MATERIALS NEEDED:<br />
1 beach ball per team of students (no more than 4 students to a team)<br />
Copy paper<br />
Cardboard base (I used cut cereal boxes)<br />
Rolls of masking tape<br />
You could also set this activity and the materials up in an independent center.<br />
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The Bridge Building Project bundle includes Word and PowerPoint documents that cover every aspect of running a bridge building project. The bundle documents include the required materials, objectives for each phase of the project, PowerPoints on preparing for, designing, constructing, and breaking the bridges and also on types of bridges and famous bridges. Word documents for grading and discussion of variables are included. The packet is based on the International Bridge Building Contest and the use of the ModelSmart bridge design software. Other bridge building software could be substituted. The software and materials are not included. A definitive list of specifications from the 2016 contest are included along with sample ModelSmart printouts and step by step instructions on using the software.
These activities work best in pairs and I've found that they are very good at building resilience and independence. The students are given the problems and answers, but are asked to show their working out and meta cognitive processes - teaching them how to problem solve and apply their ideas.