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BSI British Standards


Subject Areas
        	        		Design & Technology,        	
Relevant for
KS2, KS3, KS4

This is a Design & Technology site that can be used with KS1, 2 & 3 students in helping them understand British Standards.

Learning and Teaching Resources

The BSI website is a one-stop information and teaching portal for Standards. Launched by BSI British Standards and supported by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), the site enables students aged 7-19 and their teachers to learn more about standardization.

The website offers teacher-tailored content; all supporting National Curriculum subjects. Each section is carefully planned out with starter activities and also tests and games which teach and develop knowlege with Primary and Secondary School Design & Technology and Science pupils. Some activities can be viewed online and some can be downloaded & printed. Learning objectives are stated so that both teachers and pupils will know what they should have learned by the end of the lesson.

Topic Areas

  • Ages 7-11: bridges and tunnels, food packaging, Kitemark, shoes, sustainability and the bridge builder game.

  • Ages 11-14: bridges and tunnels, good packaging, playgrounds (including the build a playground interactive. activity), sustainability, textiles

  • Ages 14-19: applied science, alternative energy, bicycles, children’s transport, childcare standards, designing for the disabled, electronics, furniture, surveillance, scuba diving, sustainability, toys, quality and business.


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