Collins GCSE science

This SOW identifies ten key scientific concepts and outlines the development of students’ understanding in these concepts over the five years from age 11 to 16.  The documents show how a five year SOW can be developed based on the progression of key concepts or the 'big ideas in science'.

Smoky homes

Aimed at primary aged students, this STEM project provides a real-life context to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cooking stoves. Children are introduced to a family in Nepal and learn about indoor air...

Robotics guides for the busy teacher

This collection of sample teacher guides is from Damien Kee, who works with teachers and students around the world to improve teaching with robots. The resources can get you up-and-running using a range of robotics platforms in the classroom, and are written in an easy-to-follow, practical style...

Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom

The materials in this collection, funded by Research Councils UK, were designed to support the use of cutting edge research in the classroom and to compliment the Cutting Edge Science Programme.

The Cutting Edge Science programme, organised by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network...

The GM Food debate: part two

In this short audio feature Bene and Mal discuss how the genetically modified crops may not always benefit farmers in developing world. They talk about possible contamination of other crops and the issues around producing food for an ever growing World population.

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STEM Club support: diversity

This activity challenges stereotypes by asking students to draw and describe an engineer and then requiring them to explain their drawings together with discussing stereotypes. There are career profiles and further activities for teachers to pursue with their students.

Primary mathematics classroom resources

This collection of teaching resources are produced by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and are intended for use in the primary mathematics classroom. The activities are a mixture of problem-solving tasks, open-ended tasks, games and puzzles designed to develop students'...

Refresher Packs

Mathcentre provide these refresher packs covering Algebra, Numeracy, Differentiation and Calculus. They were designed as activities to support students by preparing them, prior to the commencement of their university course, for the mathematical demands of their programmes. The Algebra Refresher...

Textiles template - female

This resource from Boxford presents a laser cut template for use when producing textiles graphics. This template is for drawing females. The stencil can be produced using a laser cutter from the CAD file provided. Students are then able to use the template to speed up and enhance their textile...

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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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24 February 2017

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Silent Signal: Exploring Biomedical Science

These resources were developed to compliment the award winning Silent Signal project, funding by the Wellcome Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation. They include interactive lesson plans that explore the societal, ethical, and cultural aspects of biomedical science including immunology, infections, genetics,...
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21 February 2017

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The Human Heart Structure - 3 editable Power Point slides

From the Anatomy & Physiology Presentation Media, The Cardiovascular System topic, set of 3 editable Power Point slides on the Human Heart Structure. 
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14 February 2017

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

Enrol here for the free online Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching course led by Dylan Wiliam, Christine Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck to help STEM teachers understand DfL. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or...
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11 February 2017

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First Steps with Microbits for data-logging and modelling

Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects.  This guide is mainly concerned with how to access the micro:bit's sensors to...
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10 February 2017

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From Real Dinosaurs to Toy Dinosaurs

What do real dinosaurs and toy dinosaurs have in common? Apart from both being dinosaurs, obviously! Well, deep breath... Plastic comes from oil. Oil is (partially) from dinosaurs. So toy dinosaurs are made (partially) from real dinosaurs.This simple animation lets pupils see clearly how fossil fuels came to be, and...
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09 February 2017

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Air Pollution Infographic / Poster

A colourful, simple infographic explaining the questions behind air pollution: what is it? How does it affect us? What can we do about it?Can be printed off to a larger size and used as part of a classroom display.
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09 February 2017

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Energy Trilemma Activities

There is a delicate balance between the three main areas of our energy future; security, accessibility and sustainability. This is known as the energy trilemma. How we manage these areas is a tricky task.The following activities introduce pupils to the idea of the energy trilemma in a creative way, allowing them to...
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09 February 2017

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Challenges In A box

Please see www.dwiller.com for an up to date listing of these challenges which are free to download and use. I alos have some kits which can be made available in Coventry and Warwickshire free of charge.
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06 February 2017

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Colours, Colours (Sensory Story)

"Colours, Colours" is a sensory story and can be used with any age.  The story looks at a number of colours, with the objects and smells that are associated with it.The 3 end pages give you printables; the last page gives you ideas for the different objects and reminders of how to use the items in the...
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03 February 2017

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