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Series: Design and Technology


Characteristics of Materials

Characteristics of Materials

This video explores the characteristics of different materials. Students will learn about characteristics such as shine, transparency, waterproofness and more, and discover how these characteristics make them useful for different purposes.
Cooking Techniques

Cooking Techniques

Do you know how to chop, dice and grate? How do you enhance the flavour of a dish simply by steaming, frying or grilling, and which method is best? What is rubbing in, creaming, melting in and whisking? How do you work with pastry successfully...Show More
Cultural Influences on Australian Foods

Cultural Influences on Australian Foods

Australian food is an eclectic blend of many different cultures. This program explores the origins of many popular Australian foods and what it is that makes them Australian. Beginning with the British colonisation and family favourites such as...Show More
Designing and Preparing a Meal

Designing and Preparing a Meal

The programme guides students through the process of selecting nutritious ingredients and adapting simple recipes to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch or main meal for themselves, or perhaps even their whole family. We demonstrate how to...Show More
Dying For a Meal: All About Food Poisoning

Dying For a Meal: All About Food Poisoning

This program introduces the different forms of bacteria that cause food poisoning, and clearly explains the conditions in which they become a threat to health.
Education

Education

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

Energy

A look at how will we be making and using energy in 2030 with expert Juda Stowborough providing insight.
Facilitators Guide

Facilitators Guide

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.
Food

Food

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

Food Safety and Hygiene

Disease causing bacteria found on the human body and in unhygienic food preparation areas can be easily transmitted to those who consume the food. That's why food safety and hygiene is paramount in the prevention of food-borne illness. This...Show More
Health

Health

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

Home

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

Manufacturing

Ravin Jesuthasan gives us expert insight into how we will make and sell things in the year 2030.
Properties of Materials in Design

Properties of Materials in Design

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
Safety in the Domestic Kitchen

Safety in the Domestic Kitchen

This update of our classic programme offers a light-hearted look at the potential hazards of the humble, domestic kitchen. Students will enjoy the dramatic scenes that illustrate the possibly dire consequences of handling kitchen equipment that...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 Airbag

The Airbag

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
The Draftsman

The Draftsman

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 Fire Extinguisher

The Fire Extinguisher

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

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

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.
Transport

Transport

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

What Are Algorithms?

Polly and Paul programme Algo to cook them breakfast using instructions written as an algorithm – but what exactly is an ‘algorithm’? In this episode, students will discover what an algorithm is, the importance of writing them logically and...Show More
What Is a Computer?

What Is a Computer?

Have you ever wondered what makes up a computer? In this episode, students will learn why computers were invented, the different parts of a computer – including hardware and software – the role of the CPU, and the four functions that every...Show More
What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Binary is the language of computers! In this episode, students will learn what binary code is and how it allows us to see images, hear sound, watch movies, and read text on our computers. They will also discover how transistors and the processor...Show More