The adapted student pack comprises a series of guided lessons. Full of information for children to digest, there is a sequence of eight worksheets and tasks, downloadable informative posters, and video experiments. The activities culminate with students being asked to design and prototype a solution to air pollution.
“The James Dyson Foundation resources give children an opportunity to learn about STEM subjects in an applied way, " says Jess Rowley, Senior Category Development Engineer at Dyson.
"Whether this be experimenting with the Challenge Cards using common household objects, or through more thorough product analysis to understand global issues, such as the new air pollution resource.
"I was motivated to support in the delivery of this project, with the hope that it encourages both young girls and boys to be curious about the world around them”.
Dyson engineers, chemists and research scientists have spent nearly three decades understanding air science. Right now, over 350 Dyson engineers globally are developing future solutions to make the air we breathe cleaner. Since 1993, Dyson engineers have been mastering airflow, the core principle behind engineering vacuum cleaners. In 2009, Dyson launched its first bladeless fan, using this expertise in airflow to provide a smooth, unbuffeted stream of cooling air. But this expertise in aerodynamics extends beyond just moving air. The cyclonic technology in Dyson vacuums uses air movement to remove particles from airflow, generating such high G-force that small particles are thrown from the air path. As Dyson’s floorcare technology developed, knowledge of filtration progressed – learning how best to combine airflow and filter technology to engineer vacuums that expel cleaner air. From there, Dyson engineers began to tackle the particles in the air, not just in carpets, and reinvented more complex air treatment technologies, from heating to humidification.