Zooplankton

Dr Laura Hobbs is a research scientist at the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. She uses data from instruments, called echosounders, that use sound waves to monitor the depth and abundance of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean. Studying copepods, her...

Clever STEM toolkit

Between 2013-2016, academic researchers at Newcastle, Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Surrey and Loughborough universities came together to work on ways in which our current ‘throw-away’ society can move towards a new model – where electronic waste will be reduced. The CLEVER toolkit was developed by the...

What powers London transport

Different fuels are considered and how energy to move transport is released during combustion. This lesson also looks at the story of steam tube trains and our changing understanding of the effects of emissions from combustion on health.

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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. 

Tokamak Power

This Catalyst article investigates tokamaks. A 'tokamak' is a device for generating high-temperature plasma in which nuclear fusion can occur; this may form the basis of a new generation of power stations.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1....

My wild life: a family guide to wildlife spotting and fun outdoors

This resource, aimed at primary learners, links to work on identification, classification, habitats, biodiversity and climate change. The book was created to celebrate a two year project to learn more about different generations’ childhood experiences of nature. Real life stories provide a...

Transformation golf

In this interactive golf game from Subtangent the player has to get the ball in the hole by choosing the most effective geometric transformations to beat the target score for each hole.

There are two versions of the game. Transformation golf 2 has an option for players to restart...

Printable Scratch Blocks for Programming Unplugged

The resource includes Scratch blocks which can be printed and laminated to allow children to create block algorithms visually and in a hands-on way. A great resource to introduce the idea of Scratch blocks to Key Stage One students in the hope that they will become familiar with the system when...

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.

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Gene Jury Learning resources

Gene Jury Learning Resources at http://www.genejury.biology.ed.ac.uk
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Unit 10: Group work videos

 Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary SchoolsUnit 10: Group workDfES 0433-2004 GReproduced with permission.10a Group work in primary schoolsPreviewDownload10b SnowballPreviewDownload10c Setting ground rulesPreviewDownload10d Introducing group tasks 1  ...
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: webinar download

The webinar can be downloaded from here. (Right-click on link and then "Save As" on PC or Ctrl-click on a Mac.) The MP4 file is 858MB.If you are on reliable bandwidth and power just watch the streamed video recording instead.A transcript of the recording is also available.(This resource was used to...
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: webinar transcript

Transcript of the Q&A webinar held on 2015-05-06.(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course run by the University of Leeds in association with the Science Learning Network.)
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: round table transcript

Transcript of the full round table discussion excerpts of which form the video on Step 2.4 of the course ("Using questions and facilitating discussion").Provided by permission of Chris Harrison, Andrea Mapplebeck, Andy Fehler, Jonathan Lye and Martha Worthington.(This resource was used to support the...
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: selected CPD courses

 Improving pupil progress through assessmentManaging behaviour for learning online course (FREE)Primary, secondary and technician conferencesCoaching for successImproving outcomes in science through effective self-evaluationPrimary science for newly and recently qualified teachers(This resource was used to...
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Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC November 2015: Webinar 1 outputs

Webinar 1 was held at 7.00pm GMT on 10th November 2015. The following links provide access to various outputs:Edited recording (with sub-titles)Livestream chat log (time-ordered)Downloadable recording (this is a 491MB MP4 file - use the streamed edited recording unless you have connectivity problems. Right-click on...
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Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC November 2015: Webinar 2 outputs - Edited recording

Webinar 2 was held at 7.00pm GMT on 25th November 2015. The edited recording (sub-titles to be added) can be found here.(This resource was used to support the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course run by the National Science Learning Network.)
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Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC November 2015: Webinar 2 outputs - Chat log

Webinar 2 was held at 7.00pm GMT on 25th November 2015. The Livestream chat log (time-ordered) is attached.(This resource was used to support the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course run by the National Science Learning Network.) 
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Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC November 2015: Webinar 2 outputs - downloadable recording

Webinar 2 was held at 7.00pm GMT on 25th November 2015. A downloadable recording (this is a 469MB MP4 file - use the streamed edited recording unless you have connectivity problems can be found here. Right-click on link and then "Save As" on PC or Ctrl-click on a Mac.)(This resource was used to support the...
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