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 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 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 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

Latest community resources

Garden Explorer - Make a Pooter

Learn how to create your own breath-powered bug catcher with this fun Science craft activity from Xplore! Science Discovery Centre!  Use this device to catch and examine creepy-crawlies in your very own back garden before releasing them back into the wild.

TRAIN MODEL

Reading task - The Atom

A reading exercise about atoms. Aimed at pupils with lower reading skills. Suitable for home learning.

Reading exercise - Antibiotics

A short reading exercise about anitbiotics. Suitable for home learning.

Information sheet - Photos of atoms

Information sheet about different methods to image atoms. Suitable for home learning.

Information sheet - Physics and Music

Information sheet about different the science behind musical instruments. Suitable for home learning.

Information sheet - Chemistry of Cooking

Information sheet about different carbon dioxide and how it causes global warming. Suitable for home learning.

Information sheet - Chemistry and Arts

Reading exercise - History of the Atom

A reading exercise about the history of the atom. Suitable for ages 13-16 and home learning.

Information sheet - Carbon dioxide

Information sheet about different carbon dioxide and how it causes global warming. Suitable for home learning.