Brian Cox school experiments

The experiments are designed to support teachers to carry out experimental science in the classroom, and relate it to real world experiences. Creative and experimental approaches are particularly important for keeping students interested and engaged in science, and for equipping them well for...

Astro Academy: Principia - kinetic theory

This collection of videos show ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake, on the International Space Station, demonstrating kinetic theory.  In this free-fall environment, Tim can demonstrate the behaviour of an ideal gas without the observed effects of gravitational acceleration with similar experiments...

Paxi animations

This collection of short animations introduce us to Paxi, the alien explorer and European Space Agency mascot. Paxi introduces himself, then explores the Solar System, investigates comets and looks at how scientists aim to find out if there is evidence for life on Mars. These animations are a...

Introduction to Matrices

MEI Online Resources provide this introduction to Matrices for AQA FP1. Detailed notes covering the manipulation of matrices and crucial points to learn are included, together with study plans for both Heinemann and Oxford textbooks.

Grandmother Fish

This illustrated book aims to help young children access the concepts around evolution and natural selection. It takes a look at Charles Darwin’s theory of common descent through sounds and motions that imitate animals, showing how humans are related in form and function to the non-human animals...

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...

Growing Food

These materials have been provided by Cre8ate maths to support the teaching of mathematics in the context of agriculture. The resources include Building Silos, Growing More, Helicopter Seeds and Rabbits. Through this context students are involved in a variety of activities which include...

Rapid Router

Ocado Technology's Code for Life have developed Rapid Router, a website that helps young people learn how to program. It uses Blockly, the block-like visual programming environment, as well as the Python text-based language.

Rapid Router helps children learn by programming the movements...

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...

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Stem Cell Research Activity Pack

AimsThis Activity Pack aims to support teachers to communicate and engage students with stem cell research. It seeks to provide everything needed to prepare and deliver a student role-play activity centred on a Parliamentary Debate over a fictional Stem Cell Bill.This pack aims to support students to gain a better...
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27 February 2017

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Ethics Activity Pack

AimsThis Activity Pack uses a Runaway Train thought experiment (which is uses a modified version of the famous 'Trolley Problem') to communicate and engage students with different moral theories.ContentsThis pack provides lesson plans for an activity that has been designed to assist students to expand their...
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27 February 2017

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Human Cloning Activity Pack

AimsThis Activity Pack aims to support teachers to communicate and engage students with human cloning. It seeks to provide everything needed to prepare and deliver a student role-play activity centred on a mock court case.This pack aims to support students to gain a better understanding of:human cloning and its...
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27 February 2017

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Chilled food manufacturing sector careers information

Career path interviews with new graduate intake to senior management in the chilled prepared food industry are freely downloadable from www.chillededucation.org. Example enclosed.
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27 February 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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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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