This is a fantastic website for all teachers. It provides design briefs for seasonal activities, Maths and Science activities and technology and children. The design brief uses the context, challenge statement, parameters (such as materials) and evaluation format which clearly sets out the design problem. In conjunction with the ready to use design briefs, teachers are provided with alternative contexts and extension ideas, as well as a list of resources to assist in developing the activities for the classroom. The activities are based on pedagogy of STEM education and are easily aligned with the new Draft Technologies curriculum which encourages students to design, create and evaluate solutions that will address needs in an ethical and socially responsible way while adhering to sustainable patterns of living. The resources are free and are definitely worth adding to your favourites list.
See on www.childrensengineering.com