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: Cammell Laird

Here are 5 videos of people who work at Cammell Laird, the shipyard responsible for the building of the RRS...

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 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 technology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  



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...

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...


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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Tricky Logic

A tricky logic quiz

Vinegar Rocket

Pupils have fun using vinegar to make a rocket

Why Lag You House

An activity to make a paper house and heat it with 3V bulbs to see of the temperature rises, and then lag it with bubble-wrap to repeat the activity.

Schools in Coventry and Warwickshire may borrow kits for this activity. Please see ...

Towers and Bridges Made With Sweets

Pupil make Towers and Bridges With Sweets and Cocktail Sticks or Straws

Make A Thermometer

An activity to make a thermometer and test it against real thermometers.

The Water Cycle

An activity to investigate the water cycle and simulate this.

Sum Pi To Chew Over

Calculating the value of Pi by weighing water

Sum Fun with The Grand Old Duke Of York

Learning sums by singing the nursery rhyme

Sum fun with Jack and Jill

Learning sums by singing the nursery rhyme

Sun Fun With Arithmetic Bricks

Using bricks to explain arithmetic.

Schools in Coventry and Warwickshire may borrow kits for this activity. Please see ...