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...

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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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BT STEM Crew launches Sport and Sustainability with the IET

The 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR, has partnered with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (the IET) to launch the latest module for BT STEM Crew, Sport and Sustainability.BT STEM Crew is a free education programme for 11-16 year olds from Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust,...

12 teams have reached the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Aimed at secondary school students yet to make their GCSE choices, the Ultimate STEM Challenge builds on the success of the BP Ultimate Field Trip, which has engaged nearly 3,000 UK STEM university students in the past five years, and lays the foundations for younger students considering studying STEM subjects before making their GCSE subject...

Bring your badge to work: a new STEM Ambassadors community initiative!

We are excited to announce the launch our STEM Ambassadors network’s first community initiative on social media, entitled “bring your badge to work”.The concept of the campaign is to celebrate and inspire our volunteers, to tie in with the launch of our new badges. Starting from today and over the next few months, we are looking for STEM...

STEM Learning magazines: tell us what you think and be in with a chance of winning

At the start of the spring term we published issue 5 of the STEM Learning magazines, full of practical ways for you to make 2017 the year of trying something different and inspiring your students.We hope that you have read a copy, either in print or online, and found it to be both informative and engaging.Let us know what you thinkWe have created...

Cogent student competition: helping parents become science career savvy

Cogent skills has launched a new competition for secondary school students in Years 8 and 9 in England.Working individually or in teams of up to four, students are tasked with designing a communications campaign, aimed at parents, to promote the range of careers in science available and the various routes into those careers.Entries should include...

ENTHUSE Partnerships open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnerships reopened for entries.ENTHUSE Partnerships are groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups can apply for a grant of up to £12,000 and can use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and...

100% discount on selected primary and secondary professional development

100% discount available on selected primary and secondary professional developmentTake a look through the high-quality CPD activities listed below, all of which are eligible for a 100% discount off the activity fee*.PrimaryWe’ve handpicked the following CPD to help primary teachers develop their teaching of STEM subjects. To get 100% off the...

Results from first Science Education Tracker released

This week, the Wellcome Trust published the results from the first Science Education Tracker and found that teachers are key in forming young people’s attitudes and ambitions.The survey questioned more than 4,000 14-18 year olds and looked at their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.Conducted by Kantar Public...

What do a zoo, a planetarium and a research institute have in common?

They are all hosting CPD run by the National STEM Learning Network and RCUK Bringing cutting edge research into the classroom.This Spring, you’ll find our high quality CPD in some more unusual and inspirational places.The Rothamsted Research Institute in Harpenden is home to one of the longest running experiments in modern science – the park grass...

Show your colleagues how much you care this Valentine’s Day

Are you lucky enough to have an amazing colleague? Perhaps they inspire you with their subject knowledge, or have fantastic ideas on innovative activities in the classroom.This Valentine’s Day, take the time to show how much they inspire you by nominating them for the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.This year, for the first time, you can nominate...

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