Taking inspiration directly from the amazing story of the man who built his baby son an intuitive prosthetic arm, this theme combines biology, design technology and engineering to give an insight into the exciting world of biomechanical engineering. With an important life lesson about the difference prosthetics can make to the lives of those who need them, this cross-curricular two-part lesson will awaken pupil’s passion for using technical skills to help those in need.
Meet Colin Hartley, the maintenance engineer at UK Zoo Drusillas Park and the keepers at West Midlands Safari Park. This theme combines biology, geography and zoology to teach your pupils about the varied world of ‘smart conservation’. Explore how technology can help animals survive and thrive in captivity,encouraging your pupils to garner greater respect for animals and their natural habitats.
Driven To Inspire: The Science of Going Fast!
Meet Dr Esther Quaintmere and the PDC Racing team! This theme looks deep into the skills and knowledge gained from STEM to support motorsport and understand the importance of team work, diversity and inclusivity within motorsport. Explore the future of engineering in motorsport as autonomous technology becomes more advanced and readily available, looking at how this will alter the future of motorsport as a whole and aid the drive for inclusivity.