Teach Faraday!

The IET Faraday is a free schools resource from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET).  It inspires students in the world of science, engineering and technology and reinforces the image of engineering as a worthwhile, interesting and varied career choice.  Our website is an ever-growing repository of resources for teachers, which investigate different aspects of engineering to highlight the diversity and excitement of this high technology profession.  Currently our resources are based around the themes of sustainable 21st century urban living; the technology behind sport; and, the engineering in health. For each case study there are short films, profiles of the engineers involved, some rather addictive games and accompanying classroom activities and teaching resources.

Our competition gives your students the chance to create their own films about engineering, and gives them the opportunity to win some cash prizes!

www.theiet.org/faradaycompetition

Their Film

Challenge your students to think like an entrepreneurial engineer.  Encourage them to think creatively about the challenges of urban living in the 21st century and to come up with innovative and sustainable solutions.  Their task will be to create a 1 minute film for which they could win some fantastic prizes.

Get them to think about where they live, and the pressures associated with urban living.  Get them to consider how engineers, technologists and architects tackle the issues of global warming, increasing populations, diminishing natural resources, pollution of our rivers and oceans and the challenges brought about by the suffering world economies.  Sustainability is the key for the future, particularly for those living in towns and cities and this is an opportunity for your students to have their say.  Don't you think it's time for Urban Evolution?

To enter, simply visit our site to view the terms and conditions and upload your film to our YouTube site.

Categories and Prizes

11-14 year olds (as of 1st September 2009) and 15-19 year olds (as of 1st September 2009)

The winners in each category receives £200.

The highest rated will receive a 'popularity prize' of £50

The Deadline

The closing date is Monday 19th April 2010 and winners will be announced by Monday 30th April 2010.

Our judges will be looking for originality and innovation, scientific content and understanding and your solution must be functional and fit for purpose.

Go online now for an unbeatable opportunity to switch your students on to the subject you love: www.theiet.org/faradaycompetition

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