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. 

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...

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...

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Selected resources used on the Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course led by Paul Dix. 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 upcoming developments.
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21 April 2017

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micro:bit of Things

I am investigating the potential of the micro:bit as a resource for the teaching of physical computing and science in KS 2 and KS 3. The link below will take you to a website I have set up to publish my experiments and the work of my pupils. The aim is to inform teachers who would also like to develop...
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20 April 2017

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NE203 Technicians as demonstrators supporting resources

The following are selected resources supporting the Technicians as Demonstrators online course. 
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20 April 2017

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Fruit and vegetable sorting cards

These cards contain pictures of a selection of fruit and vegetables.  They can be cut out and laminated and used for a variety of activies such as sorting, playing memory pairs or to identify the odd one out from a group of three or four.  They can also be used for a game of 'What's in the Box...
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17 April 2017

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UK Primary Science Tracker - 2017

This is my updated version of a fairly popular science tracking spreadsheet I had uploaded earlier. This one includes the current ITAF statements. The content is separated by year group. Cells are protected to stop staff indadvertently changing them but you can make changes (grouping year groups etc) using 'admin...
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13 April 2017

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12 April 2017

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Make a Difference posters

The Make a Difference with a Career in Biology posters highlight the wide range of career paths that biologists can take.This careers resource was jointly developed by the Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, British Pharmacological Society, Microbiology Society, Society for Experimental Biology, Royal...
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05 April 2017

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FETCH-DECODE-EXECUTE Board Game

This game teaches students how instructions and data move from RAM to the CPU and internally between the various registers and the ALU in order to run a simple program (which takes 2 numbers, adds them and stroes the result in memory).A-Level students have fed back that it really helped them in the exam becuase they...
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03 April 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...
Publication date:
31 March 2017

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Structural Biology Colouring Book

Researchers from the Division of Structural Biology at the University of Oxford have chosen some of their favourite molecules, proteins, and viruses, and turned them into colouring sheets for adults and kids alike. Each sheet has a short comment from the researcher who chose it.
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