Exploding cells

Students observe what happens to blood added to salt solutions of different concentrations. This is done in test tubes, although it may also be possible to observe what happens under a microscope. The students record their observations and attempt to explain what has happened to the red blood...

Happy city

Sydenham School for Girls met with three STEM Ambassadors while undertaking this very ambitious project which delivered on the basic modelling and ideas for planning a city. It aimed to develop materials ‘literacy’, set the foundation for good workshop practice
and to  develop independent...

Core Maths

This collection contains resources produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths.

The collection covers six mathematical areas:

  • Numbers and measures
  • Financial maths
  • Discrete maths
  • Algebra and graphs
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"I Am the Greatest"

This Catalyst article discusses the science behind motivation in sport. Self-efficacy has been shown to have a strong influence on performance in athletes, with those who believe in themselves generally attaining more success than those who are plagued with self-doubt. Psychologists are...

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Running Tracks

This Cre8ate maths activity gives the opportunity for accurate measurement, scale drawing and calculations involving pi. If there is access to a running track, students look at how the track is marked out and distances measured accurately for runners in each of the lanes. Alternatively, if a...

Code for Life Rapid Router with Blockly

This collection includes resources for primary schoolchildren of all ages learning early computer programming. Using the Blockly drag-and-drop visual language, children program the movement of grocery vans around maps. The resources should be used with the...

STEM

Yes We Can!

This activity book aims to show young children some of the jobs in engineering, science, technology and construction that anyone can do. It contains various short activities including colouring, matching, spot the difference based around various jobs and a story featuring Ruby the Roofer. The...

Career in physics

Physics Careers Posters

These resources are from the Institute of Physics and consist of a range of posters that illustrate physics-related careers. The posters cover a wide range of careers and include:

Physicists Predict, Protect, Inspire and Save: Nicola Lang - geophysicist, Emma Sowter -...

EO Detective

Astronauts have been taking photographs of the Earth from space for over 50 years and Earth Observation scientists have used satellite images for a similar amount of time.

The EO Detective activities aim to demonstrate how a vantage point in space, such as the International Space Station...

Latest community resources

Exploring Chemistry in SEND Schools

These six practical lessons are the result of a collaboration between Dr Sarah Bearchell (science specialist) and the pupils and staff at John Watson School and Frank Wise School. They have been tested in the classroom and by SEND school teachers at the Association for Science Education conference. The...
Publication date:
18 September 2017

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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
Publication date:
14 September 2017

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Using Drones for STEM Learning

With the importance of STEM learning understood, it is important to note that STEM based toys are an easy way to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics. These learning toys promote logic, problem solving, and creativity skills that drives an interest in STEM topics. Drones and...
Publication date:
11 September 2017

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Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog

Written by dinosaur experts and teachers, the Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog is a free resource to help teachers, teaching assistants and educational specialists.  It provides information and best practice examples of teaching about rocks, fossils, dinosaurs, evolution and life in the past within schools....
Publication date:
06 September 2017

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Jones the CSI

A basic colouring sheet for young people to introduce them to the world of Crime Scene Investigation.
Publication date:
06 September 2017

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Everything Dinosaur Web Log

The Everything Dinosaur web log is full of well written articles providing information on the latest dinosaur discoveries, new fossil finds, updates on palaeontology and prehistoric animals, just about everything and anything to do with dinosaurs and other amazing creatures that once roamed the planet. ...
Publication date:
06 September 2017

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Get Energised Renewable Energy Secondary Teachers Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide scientific information on the different sectors of renewable energy in Scotland. This can be used as a starting point for activities and further discussion with pupils on how we use renewable energy in real life. It is produced by National Museums Scotland and can be...
Publication date:
05 September 2017

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Topical Science Updates

Topical Science Updates are monthly newsletters for schools focusing on some of the big, quirky and interesting science stories in the news. Each month 3 or 4 stories are featured to help teachers embed topical science in their everyday teaching.Each story has links to articles, video clips and resources...
Publication date:
03 September 2017

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Physiology: The Science of Life

Give your students an edge in human biology and an insight into bioscience careers! The Physiological Society has produced a free online course with the University of Liverpool, which will take students beneath the surface of three key systems - respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous. Students will also be able to...
Publication date:
30 August 2017

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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/ 
Publication date:
25 August 2017

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