Teaching Resources


Biomouse is a project that students love to do. Students learn about the inspiration of nature in design, and study the work of many recent designers who have adopted this approach in their products. High Density modelling foam is a great material for students to learn to work with, and the completed models can then have a vacuum formed shell to give a great finish.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed to successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as classroom video, teaching notes and student sheets.

Materials And Equipment

  • Scroll saws or hand saws
  • Vacuum Former (optional)
  • Files
  • Abrasive paper
  • Blue modelling foam
  • Vacuum forming sheets
  • Spraypaint
  • Project video
  • Teaching programme
  • Teaching notes (student handouts and teacher notes)
  • Reference books

Modelling Foam – Blue

Code: BMMF

600mm x 600mm x 50mm sheet. This is a great modelling material. It can be filed, drilled, cut and sanded. It is soft yet rigid, is safe for students, and is perfect for the Biomouse project. One sheet will do 8 hulls for the Making Waves project (at 300mm x 150mm piece size) and at …

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Vacuum Forming Sheet


Packs of 100 sheets of 1mm and 1.5mm HIPS for vacuum forming. Sheet size 458mm x 254mm sized. Colours: black, white, green, red, blue (each pack is one colour only) Code: HB10 – 1mm Black Code: HW10 – 1mm White Code: HR10 – 1mm Red Code: HG10 – 1mm Green Code: HBLU10 – 1mm Blue …

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