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

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.  

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...

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

Latest community resources

Lesson in Robotics

This resource provides a lesson plan and all the related materials to teach children about the principles of building and programming robots. It relates the components of a robot to the equivalents in humans for example relating human senses to the robots sensors, muscles to motors and brain to computer and program...

Pringles Tube - Enigma Cipher Activity

This activity promotes careers in Cyber Security and Technology Engineering. This activity is a mix of history, maths and some practical fun built upon an exiosting, excellent piece of work. The materials are all included in the zip file and the main tool is the Powerpoint (ppm) file that contains all the media and...

NE206 Teaching biology: inspiring students with plant science supporting resources

Supporting resources, templates and downloads for the free online CPD course Teaching biology: inspiring students with plant science.

Hearts and Heartbeats

A set of self guided interactive worksheets to guide primary school students through a leanring experience about hearts and heart beats in humans and dogs.

Comparing Humans and Animals - skeletons

A worksheet set for a comparative anatomy lesson for primary school age students.

Inside STEM series

Have you ever wondered where the data from your fitness tracker goes or where all your medical test results are stored? Have you ever thought about what the data is used for?

The answer is….. it is all stored in one big lump called Big Data! Comparing this data, spotting patterns, and making predictions all...

Learn Product Design

Engineering Design and Innovation

I'm a STEM ambassador who is keen to help students  develop the engineering bug, by learning how to develop complex world beating products such as Concorde - the world's first supersonic passenger airliner.

The aim of this resource is to teach "...

Inside STEM series

Have you ever wondered where the data from your fitness tracker goes or where all your medical test results are stored? Have you ever thought about what the data is used for?

The answer is….. it is all stored in one big lump called Big Data! Comparing this data, spotting patterns, and making predictions all...

Online Required Practicals - CoreSciences

CoreSciences is a great new online teaching and learning resource that focuses on the Required Practical component of the GCSE science curriculum which I have been actively...

Robotic Vehicle Assignment for Math Group

DESCRIPTION

This assignment addresses pupils aged 14-16 years old and asks from them to:

  • Recognize a real world problem.
  • Analyse data using an appropriate software.
  • Apply a straight line equation.
  • Understand how different fields of...