Worksheet: Pressure in a Fluid (Year 9)
Lots of companies around Newcastle build machinery for the offshore industry – footings for wind turbines, robots to lay or inspect cables, and more. Testing machines designed to be used underwater isn’t just a case of dunking them in water. You also have to think about pressure. This worksheet takes students through concepts and calculations about pressure in a fluid, and introduces local engineering company Tyne Subsea, whose hyperbaric chambers are used to test underwater machinery.
Lots of companies around Newcastle build machinery for the offshore industry – footings for wind turbines, robots to lay or inspect cables, and more. Testing machines designed to be used underwater isn’t just a case of dunking them in water. You also have to think about pressure.
This worksheet takes students through concepts and calculations about pressure in a fluid, and introduces local engineering company Tyne Subsea, whose hyperbaric chambers are used to test underwater machinery.
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Worksheet: Light Emitting Diodes and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Year 9)
We often explore the electromagnetic spectrum in the context of, for example, astronomy. Here’s an example and set of questions for a healthcare-related case, using ideas from County Durham company Polyphotonix.
This worksheet builds on students’ knowledge of LEDs and the EM spectrum.
Worksheet: Atoms and Radiation
Nuclear radiation is useful in modern medicine, and beyond. Kromek is a County Durham-based company who make radiation detectors for the medical, nuclear and security sectors.
This worksheet builds on students’ knowledge of radiation, in the context of medical applications.
Worksheet: Pressure in a Liquid (Year 9)
Off-shore wind farms are used to generate electricity. Underwater cables connect the wind turbines to the national grid back on land. The cables are laid using underwater machines.
This worksheet builds on students’ knowledge of pressure in a liquid in the context of working underwater.
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