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

STEAM Career Resource (by Engineer and Dancer)

STEM career resource written by an Aerospace engineer and a street-dancer. It gives an overview of engineering degrees as well as guidance based on personal experience. 

It can also be download from the link below:

https://www.vstemschool.com/...

Climate Change Impacts

A six minute video of some of the main impacts of climate change with a focus on the biosphere.

Where can geography take you?

A 23 minute video outlining where the subject of geography can take you in terms of future study and career paths.

British Biology Olympiad

Visit online to register: https://ukbiologycompetitions.org/

The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an...

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-...