Technology for Fun

 (9)
United Kingdom - Gloucestershire - Wotton-under-Edge
Technology for Fun
4.0
3 votes
Student quote: 'This was the best day of my life.' Teacher quote: 'Inspirational! Really easy to use practical ideas.'
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
In this activity students will design, make and test a CD Racer from cheap and everyday household items, and then use their understanding of forces and energy to optimize it to achieve maximum range (distance traveled). The students will then
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.04 MB)
In this activity students design, build and test a balloon buggy made from cheap and everyday household items, and optimize it for maximum range and/or speed. The buggies are then be raced competitively and compared to try and understand what makes
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.52 MB)
showing 1-2 of 2

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
Hard Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
Used Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Item as Advertised:

4.0
Total:
3 total vote(s)
Ask Technology for Fun a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching practical engineering, physical science, technology and math for 7 years. Before that I spent 24 years as a design and development engineer in industry.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like the students to learn mostly by doing, rather than listening to lectures or watching demonstrations. I set them a fun and exciting challenge and give them limitations and hints and tips, and they have to come up with solutions and actually build and test them and get them to work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won the 2015 Alastair Graham Bryce Award for inspiring and encouraging students towards a career in engineering. I also won the Worshipful Company of Engineers Stephenson Award 2016 for excellence in inspiring young people into engineering.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I did my first degree in engineering at Cambridge University in the UK, and then an MSc in machine design at Cranfield University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. As well as teaching students I run workshops for teachers and for engineers and scientists who then go into schools to run my activities.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up