Graphing stories

The ‘Graphing Stories’ collection is a collaborative project run by Dan Mayer and the ‘BuzzMath’ team. Each story comprises a video that shows a practical situation where a measure, such as height or weight, varies with time. The situation is then replayed at a slower rate to help enable the...

Movies and magic

Movies and magic 9-11

Sometimes what looks like magic is actually science! In this programme, pupils will look at magic and movie tricks for inspiration and find out how it’s done. They explore how things are done to make movies look realistic, and investigate whether some of the themes or technology from the movies...

Engineering Careers: Cammel Laird

Here are 5 videos of people who work at Cammell Laird, the shipyard responsible for the building of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.  They range from early career apprentices to those who have worked their way up the ladder to be Principal Engineer.  You can hear...

Nix the tricks

The book ‘Nix the Tricks’ looks at tricks and short cuts used in maths, explains why they are so damaging, and then provides an alternative method that teaches for understanding. If you cringe when a student says ‘cross multiply’ whenever they see a problem involving fractions, then this is the...

Student discussion

Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  

This...

Lighthouse

Lighthouse keeper challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design a way of getting lighthouse keepers back to the mainland from a lighthouse based on a small island 200 metres from the nearest land. The design will need to use a zip line to carry the keeper...

Computer network

Computer networks

A very comprehensive article explaining how computers communicate, what the internet is and what services run on it. On the third page (labelled page 34) there is a very good unplugged classroom activity that can be used to model how packets of data are passed by the internet. The document also...

Video Interviews with the Bloodhound SSC Team

Short video interviews with members of the Bloodhound SSC team, explain some of the engineering challenges involved in designing a land speed record rocket car. Interviews include: * Wheel design - John Piper, Engineering Director * Shock waves - Ben Evans * Air - Ben Evans * Mach numbers - Ben...

Astronaut

Careers in Space workshop

The Careers in Space workshop included inputs from: * Vicki Hodges on Astrium's STEM Ambassadors programme * Rosalind Azouzi on Space Tourism and the Next Generation * Lloyd Marshall on Apprenticeship opportunities with Astrium

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17 October 2018

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Shapes with bubbles and balloons

 Are you often asked how to engage children to become enthusiastic young mathematicians? Use soap bubbles and balloons!  I will endeavour to post lots of ideas up here to help with the mission.For now, you have: Bubble shapes, which can be made with strawsGiant Balloon ShapesANDUsing Guinness World...
Publication date:
05 October 2018

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NE711 Introducing assessment for learning supporting resources

Supporting resources for the free online CPD course Introducing assessment for learning.
Publication date:
04 October 2018

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Beeping Annoying

Worksheet produced for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Attendees built a simple 555 timer based circuit to produce a beep every 6 - 7 minutes.Activity was carried out in two 2 hour sessions each with 10 attendees in each.Covered basic soldering skills and tool usage. Each kit worked out a roughly £1.50Full...
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30 September 2018

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Design & Technology in Engineering Lesson Slides

Example of a lesson that can be used to show D&T Resistant Materials students how their school work can be related to working in the engineering industry, and to encourage them to follow a STEM career path using the skills that they have developed in the classroom.
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21 September 2018

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Types of Video Editing- A Must to Know For All Video Editors

Video editing is a procedure of modifying as well as manipulating the video clip and also pictures in the preferred series. Modifying consists of cutting, incorporating transitions and also using impacts on video clips. By doing so, an important outcome arises. It is a part of a post-production procedure.Understanding...
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18 September 2018

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Observational Maths Bingo - free resource

We at as creatives love looking for Maths in everyday life, so we’ve had great fun putting this together - and we hope you enjoy it. Your task is to find an example of each item on one of the five downloadable and printable Observational Bingo Grids, make a note of where you saw the item - and cross it...
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16 September 2018

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My last article which has published

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1176994In this article I combined art and science, maths and social lessons etc.
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26 August 2018

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NE700 Managing behaviour for learning supporting resources

Supporting resources for the Managing Behaviour for Learning online course. Further details see https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/managing-behaviour-for-learning/ 
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23 August 2018

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NE709 The science of learning supporting resources

Additional resources for the online CPD course The Science of Learning. 
Publication date:
23 August 2018

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