Stop the spread challenge

Stop the spread is a new STEM challenge for students aged 7 to 16. Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the...

Scents and sensibilities

This resource supports learning about animals, including humans at primary level. Children are introduced to the banded mongoose, an animal which uses its sense of smell to recognise other banded mongooses. They then play a game to test how good they are at using smell to identify each other....

Why you will never catch smallpox

This collection provides a cross-curricular learning package which supports learning about the work of Dr Edward Jenner on developing a vaccine for Smallpox. All activities are based around a short film, which highlights Jenner’s work from the viewpoint of a child living at the time in which he...

Salters' Chemistry Club: foam fire extinguisher

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club during which students use a foaming agent to make a foam fire extinguisher. The aim is to develop students' excitement and curiosity about chemistry and chemical processes. 

Birthdays

In this resource from CensusAtSchool. students compare data on month of birth from 45,000 South African students given in a table to the same data represented in a bar chart. Students are asked to consider reasons for month of birth and why it is appropriate to use percentages for large data...

See Where They Can Take You

Developed with funding from the Department for Education, these video clips show interviews with young professionals working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors. The films introduce some of the exciting careers that students may access by studying STEM subjects. The...

Dirty Brands 1

In this starter activity, students consider how users might react to the pure water product. They work on developing a ‘marketing and branding’ campaign for Pure Water. The objective is to engage the local community in the project in a positive way, providing a ‘feel good factor’ about this...

LiveCode

This multi-lesson scheme of work and resource pack uses the free Community Edition of LiveCode to learn app development using a software development process. Written by a teacher at Gracemount High School in Edinburgh, it contains a number of coding tasks that will lead to a well-developed...

MEI Online Resources

Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) is a membership organisation and a charity. Since the 1960s, MEI has worked to support mathematics teaching and learning. Any income generated through MEI’s work is used to support mathematics education. MEI emphasises understanding and enjoyment of...

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Guess Who Game adaptation

This resource describes how the popular game of 'Guess Who' can be adapted so that it can be used to help chldren think about the characteristics of different plants and animals.  It also supports them with the skills of identifying and classifying.Versions could also be made which encouraged children to...
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22 March 2017

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Alternative Methods for Experiments

As a new technician, when I have difficulty with a method currently used in school, I look for an alternative, more simple method.  I shall keep ones that I find useful here.
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20 March 2017

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Selected resources used on the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course led by Dylan William, Christine Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or just to be kept abreast of any...
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20 March 2017

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Scientist Posters

Posters showing famous scientists and engineers, the SI unit that has been named after them and what the unit is a measure of. Includes the following geniuses:Georg OhmAlessandro VoltaAndre-Marie AmpereHeinrich HertzJoseph HenryMichael FaradayIsaac NewtonJames WattJames JouleCharles CoulombWilhelm WeberNikola...
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19 March 2017

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Electrical Principles

23 pages of study materials for Level 2 Electrical Principles. Can be used as lesson slides, students revision or can be printed out and used as posters. Individual slides can also be downloaded from www.clarvis.co.ukCells and batteriesMagnetism & ForceResistors in series and parallelCapacitors in series and...
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19 March 2017

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GCSE Electronics Revision Workbook

I originally designed this resource to help my Year 10/11 students revise for their Electronic Products exam. It is 42 pages long and covers:Power suppliesComponent identificationSwitchesResistor colour codesPotential dividersLDRs and thermistorsLEDsUsing a multimeterManufacturing PCBsOperational amplifiers and...
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19 March 2017

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Year 7 Food Technology Workbook

A comprehensive 36 page food technology course for year 7 students. Includes basic hygiene, healthy eating, health and safety and recipes.
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19 March 2017

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Resistor colour codes

Resistor colour code exercises. The first three worksheets show resistors which need to be coloured in correctly. The next three worksheets require students to work out the resistance values from the resistors shown.
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