Teaching biology

Is it ever OK to admit you find teaching biology difficult?

Chatting with a colleague the other day, I had one of those light bulb moments. She said how difficult it was for her to admit that she found teaching biology difficult.

As a degree qualified chemist with industry experience, she had subject expertise and plenty of ideas for teaching chemistry and...

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...

time saver

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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Can your students prevent the spread of infectious disease?

The Youth Grand Challenges are a new design competition for students aged between 11 and 19, in the UK.The Youth Grand Challenges set students a design brief to create an innovative solution under the theme of infectious diseases. The competition is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association.By...

Senedd plays host to ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Last night teachers and technicians attended a prestigious awards event at the Senedd in Cardiff.Celebrating education in Wales and the South West of England, winners were announced in six categories. These winners will go on to the final at the Houses of Parliament in July.Last night's winnersJACKIE FLAHERTY, CHIPPING CAMPDEN SCHOOLENTHUSE...

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...

Last chance to submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge helps teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive design and technology project within...

Secondary conferences and 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? ...

3D modelling: getting started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is an online tool that supports the design and rendering of 3D products, assembley of parts and testing of designs through in built simulation software.For anyone looking to find out more about Fusion 360 and get to grips with the software, here are a few handy hints from Steve Taylor, Autodesk Partnership Development Executive at...

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

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...

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...

York MP visits local apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week Julian Sturdy, MP for Outer York, visited apprentices working in his constituency, at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.National Apprenticeship Week recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s National...

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