3D printing hints and tips for design and technology

Written by Phil Cotton @philipacotton

If you are new to 3D printing then deciding where to start with a class of pupils can be a daunting task. Here are some of the most common questions I hear:

What CAD package do you use with the pupils?How long will it be before you get to 3D print your classes designs?How will you...

ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: recognising everyday heroes

My ENTHUSE Celebration Award journey began with an email calling for teachers and technicians to nominate themselves. Skimming the criteria I saw that I did in fact meet the requirements, despite being an ‘ordinary’ teacher!

I set about drafting an application form and collecting evidence, mainly based...

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The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.

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Schools show flair and imagination connecting the unconnected

Tiffin Girls win regional CISCO Little Big Awards and move forward to the national finals on 16 March 2017.Last month, 3 February 2017, four schools successfully reached the CISCO Little Big Awards regional finals held at The Crystal. Cisco invited pupils across the country to take part in the Little BIG Awards to explore how life...

Bringing Demo Day 2017 into the classroom

British Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to engage students of all ages with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.This year’s British Science Week is taking place on 10-19 March 2017. Every year during British Science Week, Demo Day takes place and aims to inspire school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke...

The importance of asking the right questions at the right time

Dylan Wiliam, lead educator on our Assessment for learning in STEM teaching online CPD, gives us an insight into how asking the right questions at the right time make a big difference in the classroom.You’ll probably be familiar with asking one or two of your students questions to see whether the whole class has understood a topic or not, when...

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...

Awards and activities to promote food science

Written by Julie MessengerIf you are looking to increase your student’s food science investigation skills, why not take a look at doing a CREST Award?The British Science Association’s Creativity in Science and Technology (CREST) Awards provide resources and easy to pick up activities, suitable for both the curriculum and extra-curricular clubs....

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: last chance to apply

Don’t miss your chance to raise your profile with the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.For the first time, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open to teachers, technicians, schools and colleges who participate in CPD across the National STEM Learning Network.Have you or a colleague undertaken CPD through the National STEM Learning Network this year?...

Tomorrow’s Water: UK Junior Water Prize open for entries!

The UK Junior Water Prize offers a once in a lifetime experience for young people hoping to follow a STEM career.Organised by the Chartered Instituion of Water and Environmental Management, teams are tasked with submitting a water-related project of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance.The winners from...

Antibiotics Unearthed: what could you discover?

The Microbiology Society has announced it will continue its public engagement venture, Antibiotics Unearthed, into 2017.Antibiotics Unearthed gives the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.The Small World...

Department for Education survey of ex-teachers

If you have left teaching the state-funded sector in England, the Department for Education would like to hear from you.To better understand the reasons why teachers leave the profession, they have created a short survey, which will take less than five minutes to complete.The questions in the survey are focused around your teaching experiences,...

Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

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