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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Coding a Rock Band

Developing project based work for children aged 5-7 to allow them to understand how coding can be built into product. Great fun planning but the work, talking through equipment, the science behind as working circuit and coding the product to work.      
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16 July 2018

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Navient Lawsuit

The Navient Lawsuit: What are the accusations?California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that California will sue the student loan giant for unlawful business practices, including allegedly causing student loan borrowers to overpay for student loan repayment and not discharging student loan debt for...
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14 July 2018

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BOSCOMBE DOWN HEAD TEACHERS' STEM CONFERENCE

HEAD TEACHERS’ STEM CONFERENCE – MOD BOSCOMBE DOWN27 SEPTEMBER 2018BOOK VIA EVENTBRITE! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boscombe-down-stem-conference-tickets-47918679059?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_buttonMOD Boscombe Down is the home of...
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10 July 2018

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Computing in the EYFS

A guide to Computing in the Early Years with iCompute, includes sample lesson plans, resources and ideas for incorporating computing in the Early Years Foundation Stage.More free lesson plans and computing resources available at www.icompute-uk.com 
Publication date:
09 July 2018

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Mapsdrivingdirections

Turn by turn directions even on street view on Google maps Driving Directions access is available Online to public in viewing maps offline. Not only Yahoo & Google , Mapquest Driving Directions helps you to find local traffic and road conditions. Yahoo Driving Directions Satellite...
Publication date:
09 July 2018

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Poslajutrack

Enter your tracking number to Track Malaysian shipments, packages on Official Site of Poslaju Tracking
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06 July 2018

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How to become a chartered accountant

For those with a passion for mathematics, accountancy can be a lucrative career path. Ever open to fresh applicants, it is an industry that consists of numerous specialisations of which a chartered accountant is one. This role places an emphasis of working with commercial business clients and managing their finances...
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03 July 2018

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Animal Brains and Other Resources

Thanks to our friends at the Neuroscience Library (http://neurosciencelibrary.org/) we have been able to put together some resources that schools can use to print a card game called Go Brains (like the game Go Fish).  Alternatively these can be used to explore the brains of different animal species. I have...
Publication date:
02 July 2018

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The Stroop Test

You'll need a stopwatch for this experiment. 
Publication date:
02 July 2018

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False Memory Experiment

This is an interesting experiment that might challenge your view about memory being something like a video recording.  Here participants will "remember" something that they did not experience.  It works really well for children from late primary school onwards.  There are examples on the...
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02 July 2018

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