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Design & Technology


Properties of Materials in Design

Miniclips

Have you ever stopped to think about the products you use every day? Why are they designed the way they are? And why are they made of particular materials? This Miniclip examines the properties of materials including being flexible, strong,...Show More
Ring! Wring!

Ring! Wring!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about technology and the earliest inventions, such as the wheel. They also gain appreciation for the importance of using technology respectfully. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum...Show More
Facilitators Guide

Facilitators Guide

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Emer Maguire presents a teachers guide into what the fourth Industrial Revolution is and how we should prepare our students for new jobs that will exist in the year 2030.
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ravin Jesuthasan gives us expert insight into how we will make and sell things in the year 2030.
Home

Home

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Emer Maguire and Phillip Oldfield provide insight into what smart technology we use at home and the potential uses by 2030.
Transport

Transport

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

An in depth look at how we will get around in the year 2030 with Lukas Neckermann providing insight into the area.
Work

Work

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This video explores what types of jobs will be available for people in the year 2030, including a short interview with Lucy McKenna,
Food

Food

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

A short video providing insight into how our food be grown in 2030, with Tim Benton providing industry knowledge.
Education

Education

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This video takes a look at what education look like in the year 2030 with expert Sugata Mitra providing insight.
Health

Health

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This video explores what medical advances we could make by the year 2030 with guest speaker Professor Richard Kennedy providing insight.
Energy

Energy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

A look at how will we be making and using energy in 2030 with expert Juda Stowborough providing insight.
What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Emer Maguire gives us an Introduction to the fourth Industrial Revolution, including an overview of the technologies that changed the world over the last 200 years and what the world could look like in the year 2030.
Transportation

Transportation

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about various modes of transportation and the people who make these systems work. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key...Show More
The Transformation of Communication

The Transformation of Communication

Miniclips

The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed...Show More
The Transformation of Transport

The Transformation of Transport

Miniclips

You wouldn’t catch a plane to get to school, nor would you ride your bicycle to get to your tropical island holiday! So what makes a mode of transport suitable? Why do we use certain modes for certain activities? And how has transport changed...Show More
The Draftsman

The Draftsman

The Fixies

Tom breaks a piece in his dart gun, so he learns the importance of making an accurate technical drawing in order to get things right. Tom has to make his drawing a number of times until he gets it right, which teaches him not to give up,...Show More
The Airbag

The Airbag

The Fixies

Learn how airbags and other safety mechanisms in cars keep us safe from harm. The Professor makes an airbag that does not deflate and realises that there are problems with this. He does not give up, but instead considers how to make the airbag...Show More
Technology, Robotics and Machines

Technology, Robotics and Machines

This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing...Show More
The Fire Extinguisher

The Fire Extinguisher

The Fixies

Disclaimer: This clip mentions 911 as the emergency number. Please make explicit to your students the emergency contact number of your region. A fire starts in the lab! The Fixies try to put it out on their own but it's too big for them. Fire...Show More
The Prosthesis

The Prosthesis

The Fixies

Simka and Nolik discover Tom Thomas’ teddy bear has a broken part, and decide to fix it for him using a prosthesis. Then Nolik gets worried that Tom would rather be best friends with the bear than with them, but Tom sets his straight and tells...Show More
The Robot

The Robot

The Fixies

It's Tom Thomas' birthday and he wants a robot! His parents get him one, but then his Dad accidentally breaks it. The Fixies save the day by helping to fix the robot, just in time for the morning of Tom's birthday.
Timber Furniture: The Design Process

Timber Furniture: The Design Process

The skills involved in making quality timber furniture are sought after and a solid understanding of core design and construction principles underpins a student's future success. This programme clearly and engagingly demonstrates the design...Show More
Developing a Design Brief

Developing a Design Brief

This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces the design process so that students will be able to design, produce and evaluate quality solutions that respond to identified opportunities and needs. Through case studies of two new...Show More
Lasers in Design Technology

Lasers in Design Technology

This programme takes a cutting edge look at lasers and CAD CAM technology used in industrial applications and describes why lasers are so central to modern industry.
Commercial Printing Processes

Commercial Printing Processes

This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the techniques and business of commercial printing. It looks at covering, binding, finishing, and how to create work that satisfies the client's commercial and aesthetic needs.