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D&T Contextual Challenge

(9)

This Design & Technology resource has been produced to give students the opportunity to practice a contextual challenge task ahead of their GCSE NEA based on the real-life and exciting context of the British America’s Cup team. It has been designed to lead students through a single cycle of the iterative design process.

Life Cycle Assessment

(7)

Using the real life and engaging context of the British America’s Cup Team, INEOS TEAM UK – students will learn that all products are likely to have some negative impact on the environment.

Materials and their uses

(7)

This Design and Technology topic looks at some of the modern and composite materials used by the British Americas Cup team INEOS TEAM UK. It examines different materials used in the construction of the boat and why they are selected. It also looks at the materials used in the construction of the crew’s clothing and the properties of these materials that make them suitable for their use.

Mechanisms

(6)

This Physics and Design and Technology topic covers the relationship between force, area and pressure. It uses the context of the British Americas Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to illustrate calculating values in a hydraulic pressure system and demonstrates the use of hydraulics on the racing boats.

Modern Materials

(10)

Amaze your class by making flexible glass fibre in front of their eyes! Through the exciting context of the America’s Cup sailing, supported by the Lloyds Register Foundation archives, this teaching resource explores composite and nano materials for Design Technology and Engineering as well as supporting the nanoparticles element of the Science curriculum.

Nutrition

(7)

This topic supports the learning required for Biology, PE and Food Technology. It uses the real-life context of the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to introduce the topic of nutrition. The topic covers the components of a healthy diet and why they are needed, using the different roles within the team to demonstrate how energy requirements vary acording to activity level. Students go on to calculate the energy provided in a daily meal plan.