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taster in engineering to school children - year 9 10 11

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by welder, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. welder

    welder New commenter

  2. Any chance I could have some info on this too? I teach Btec Engineering and am happy to share some of what i've got. Thanks, Julian - julian.james@virgin.net

  3. mp75

    mp75 New commenter

    Hi All
    Sorry to highjack the thread, any ideas on some projects for the BTEC engineering.?
    Maybe that run for a term or certainly 3 weeks or so...?
    I'm teaching it at the moment. Luckily its to a small group so i can experiment a bit. I'm running out of ideas for projects to keep them engaged.?

    Many Thanks

  4. re

    re New commenter

    I make them research classic mechanisms - crank/slider, quick return, reverse motion etc. then replicate them in wood on a thick card backing. Makes great display material and keeps them busy. I have one group of high flyers making a wooden 4 cylinder engine at the moment, complete with camshaft and pistons.
    Different sizes of wood strip - 10mm square, 25mm x 5 mm etc all available from technology teaching systems.
  5. mp75

    mp75 New commenter

    Thanks for the reply..

    sounds good... will look into that


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