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Architecture and Buildings  
Great Buildings of the World
This is an excellent site. More than 750 great buildings from around the world and across history are illustrated. Information is also given about the architects.

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The BBC tells you, in a Flash animation, how Iron Age people built large round houses.
Paint The Cathedral
From the BBC History site - find out how medieval cathedrals were decorated on the outside and paint one for yourself.
The Seven Wonders of the World
Information and pictures about the official 7 wonders and one or two other great ancient buildings.
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Tour a variety of historical sites, many of them of technological interest, from the comfort of your computer chair. (You will have to download the viewer for the 3D bits - there's a link for it). You can visit the world's first iron bridge, a WW1 trench, The Mary Rose and lots of others besides
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Loads of different technology related topics dealt with in the Brainpop way. (Sadly, there's not much for free on Brainpop anymore).
British Nutrition Foundation
Food and nutrition information. A useful site for teachers with access to sample primary school projects.
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre Virtual Exhibition
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Watch the automata and see how they work.
The Childrens' Museum of Indianapolis
A growing collection of on-line activities from this wonderful museum. Learn how to make moving dinosaurs and join in the arts workshop.
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CraftBits is an online craft store. This link leads to their collection of free ideas for children. You may find some of them useful.
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Enchanted Learning's crafts page. Masses of ideas and projects for things to make.
D&T Online
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Information to support children learning across the D&T spectrum. Somewhat confusing navigation - but lots of basic information.
The Design and Technology Association
Support, advice and subject leadership for all those involved in D&T education.
Engineering Interact
Interactive Science and Engineering for 9-11 year olds website from the University of Cambridge. This is an interactive site with teaching information and learning games for children to play.
Flying Pig
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Flying Pig make and sell paper animation models. It is by the same person who runs the wonderful Robives.com site (see below)
The Food Forum

Materials to support the Cooking Entitlement and the new Programme of Study for Food within D&T.
How Stuff Works
Engines, electronics, computers, your body - find out how they all work!
The Knitting and Crochet Guild
You might be interested in introducing your pupils to these traditional skills. This site can help put you in touch with local interest groups.

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Straightforward explanations of water wheels, water mills and how they work. Lots of animations.
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Download all the units for Nuffield's Primary D&T scheme for free (or get the address to buy them on a CD). There is advice and background for teachers and lots of examples of work done by children.
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Lots of ideas from Northumberland LA with downloadable or online worksheets.
Puppetry Home Page
Masses of information about puppets and puppetry the world over including some instructions for making your own.
Robives.com Designing Paper Animations
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Terrific site, which was originally part of Flying Pig (see above). Explanations of masses of mechanisms together with downloadable templates (a few are free). By studying the simple animations, many children (and, indeed, many teachers) could design their own paper / cardboard mechanisms. I just love this site.
Soda Play
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This is an incredible site and difficult to describe simply. You can build virtual models which can include springy and non-springy components and which obey rules of gravity. You can then set your models going and see what they do. The results are surprising. The skill level is high!
UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
A site designed to encourage and inspire women and girls to take up (or return to) careers in science and technology.
Zelda's Zany Zoo
Design a new animal habitat for a local zoo. Visit lots of websites on the way to gather information.
 
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