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 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 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...


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

Tour of The Solar System

PowerPoint Presentation containing fun facts about the The Solar System culminating in a multiple choice quiz.

Practical Guide to Hydroponics

This publication is for anyone interested in teaching a range of skills and knowledge to children that is fun, exciting and hands on. The publication covers the basics of Hydroponics and how to reduce the amount of plastic waste by making Hydroponic systems using one-time-use plastic bottles and containers.


Native v invasive species game

Can you match the native species and invasive non-native species images to the correct names and put them under the correct headings? Cut out the images and headings and use as a game to test learning alongside invasive species id guides.

This game can be made more or less challenging for a wide range of...

Urban Nature Challenge - free KS3 activities

 Free Online Lessons

6 KS3 curriculum linked sessions designed to connect students to their local environment and get them outside.

  • Urban Nature: Map your local neighbourhood
  • Peace and Quiet: Wellbeing and Mindfulness
  • Natural Treasures: Find and ID local flora and fauna
  • ...

Push and Pull Challenge

How could you open and close the doors in your house without touching the door handles with any part of your body or clothing?

Under this cloud of increasing hygiene and critical not touching, your challenge is to create a product or object that will allow you to push and pull to open and close the doors in...

Revision sheet higher ability KS3 Y8 CHEM- PERIODIC TABLE

Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins Jalview School Workbook Resources

Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins Jalview School Workbook

Visualising DNA, RNA and proteins workbook is aimed at 16-18-year-old High School/Secondary School students studying Higher, Advanced Higher or A level biology. It contains easy-to-use, hands-on exercises...

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.


Reading task - The Atom

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