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

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The Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Human Skin

Experiment designed to make students aware of the efffect of ultraviolet light exposure

Go Brains Card Game

This powerpoint file is printed on card will make a card game for 3-5 players.  Print each of the brain sheets first and then use the red cover to print on the back - note that the labels may not line up exactly.

Teachers can then crop these into individual cards.  Note that there is also one instruction...

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...

Understanding Your Food

Understanding Your Food is a food ingredients and food additives-related educational resource designed to be used by both teachers and...

Engineering Design and Innovation

I'm passionate about helping students (12 to 18) learn how to design world beating products such as Concorde.

The combined experience of defence/aerospace and IT industries led me to undertake PhD research relating to the information management challenges of managing complex products (aircraft, trains and...

A presentation on Sustainability and Energy

Sustainable enetgy is one of the forefrontal topics that is been addressed in terms of tackling one of the most vital topics for our survival, which is the Climate Change. As the population is rising so does the energy demands to cater to the requirements of the human population. The use of conventional non-...

Augmented Reality Sandbox

AR Sandbox uses a...

Engineering Conversations

Engineering Conversations

Highlights and promotes female engineers from diverse background who share their educational and career journeys into engineering. Also, tell us what their job role entails.The conversation focus on routes into engineering, what they do using the engineering skills acquired and we...

Balloon Buggy STEM project - forces and motion

balloon buggyFun STEM project in which pupils make and test a balloon buggy using easy to source objects. Learn about forces which make things speed up and slow down (friction). Also...

Magnetic Compass STEM project – magnetism

Fun STEM project in which pupils make a magnetic compass using easy to source objects. Learn about magnetism, magnetic materials, forces acting at a distance and magnetic poles. This video presents the materials and tools required, gives step-by- step instructions on how to make the magnetic compass and then an...