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Design and 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
What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Miniclips: Algo's Adventures

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
Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

Miniclips: Algo's Adventures

There are so many programming languages out there – so how do you pick the right one? In this episode, students will discover different programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, Python, C#, Ruby, and more. They will learn how each...Show More
What Are Algorithms?

What Are Algorithms?

Miniclips: Algo's Adventures

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
Why Learn Coding?

Why Learn Coding?

Miniclips: Algo's Adventures

Computers are all around us and we use them every single day. But why should students learn how to code? In this episode, students will learn what coding is, why it’s important to develop computational thinking skills, and an overview of the...Show More
What Is a Computer?

What Is a Computer?

Miniclips: Algo's Adventures

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
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.
Where Do Materials Come From?

Where Do Materials Come From?

Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures

This video explores the sources of different various materials. Students will learn how various products around us are made of different materials such as wood.
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
Characteristics of Materials

Characteristics of Materials

Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures

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.
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
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
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