Antibubles

What are antibubbles and how are they changing the world?

Add a twist to your lessons on states of matter by investigating antibubbles.

What are antibubbles?

Most students will be familiar with bubbles that can be created by blowing air into a film of soapy water. These bubbles consist of a volume of air enclosed by a membrane of liquid. The bubble is held as a sphere by forces...

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The opportunities and challenges of the new design and technology GCSEs

There are only a few months until the changes to the design and technology GCSEs will be implemented. Preparing new and effective Schemes of Work can be challenging. To help, we chatted to David Hainsworth, a Head of Department at Calthorpe Park School, who discussed how their department is preparing for the...

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Time saving ideas for making great secondary mathematics resources

Revision is well under way and extra efforts are being made to best prepare your students for the demands of the new GCSE examinations.

Once the examinations are over, it will be time to take stock of the last two years. Which parts of the new specification have gone well? Which parts have the students found difficult? Which...

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EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers have invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics challenge.This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills...

A season of celebration

Following an incredibly successful ENTHUSE Celebration Award ceremony in Northern Ireland, we are holding further heats across the UK.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards celebrate the impact of CPD on teachers and technicians, their schools and colleges - and ultimately - their students. London and the South East of EnglandToday, nominees...

Secondary summer schools

Taking place throughout the summer, STEM Learning is hosting a variety of summer schools and conferences covering all areas of STEM.Not only are these conferences a fantastic chance to prepare for the next academic year, the majority of them are bursary-supported, allowing you to be inspired at a fraction of the cost.What’s coming up? ...

Evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award

The British Science Association will be evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award and are looking to recruit up to 200 secondary schools in England to participate in a randomised control trial.Half the participating schools will be randomly assigned, by computer, to the ‘treatment’ group and will deliver the CREST Silver Award in 2017-...

The British Science Association would like your feedback

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s (BSA) flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5 to 19 year olds.It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.CREST gives students the...

Maths in Context: making mathematics relevant to real life

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) runs the Maths in Context programme, which involves training teachers of mathematics to use real-world contexts when teaching.The aim of the project is to make mathematics more accessible, engaging and relevant to real life, whilst also preparing students for the types of questions they might face in...

Born to engineer: real contexts for your scheme of work

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched the Born to Engineer campaign, which aims to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story.These insightful films are available on...

Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

Engineering photography competition for students

What do your students think that engineering looks like?Engineering is shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. Traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls – the IET has launched a competition that is looking to change that image.The IET International Engineering...

Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

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