Great Buildings of
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. Iron
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
Information and pictures about the official 7 wonders and one or two other great ancient
BBC 3D Virtual Tours and Panoramas
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 Brainpop Technology
Loads of different technology related topics dealt with in the Brainpop
way. (Sadly, there's not much for free on Brainpop anymore). British
Food and nutrition information. A useful site for teachers with access to sample primary
school projects. Cabaret Mechanical Theatre Virtual Exhibition
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. CraftBits
CraftBits is an online craft store. This link leads to their collection of free ideas for
children. You may find some of them useful. Crafts for Kids
Enchanted Learning's crafts page. Masses of ideas and projects for things to make.
Information to support children learning across the D&T spectrum.
Somewhat confusing navigation - but lots of basic information. The Design and
Support, advice and subject leadership for all those involved in D&T
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 make and sell paper animation models. It is by the same
person who runs the wonderful Robives.com site (see below) The Food
Materials to support the Cooking Entitlement and the new Programme
of Study for Food within D&T. How
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. Mills and Water Power
Straightforward explanations of water wheels, water mills and how they work. Lots of
Primary Design and Technology
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.
Northumberland D&T Resources
Lots of ideas from Northumberland LA with downloadable or online
Masses of information about puppets and puppetry the world over
including some instructions for making your own.
Robives.com Designing Paper Animations
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.
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
Design a new animal habitat for a local zoo. Visit lots of websites on the way to gather