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

Astronomy shows for schools

We provide the only travelling astronomy stage show in the UK.

It is perfect for assemblies, group sessions and fundraisning events.

Held in a hall or large room (it does not require a stage) that can be darkened (preferably). Our HUGE 4m wide Rear Projection system fills the room with its presence....

Structures

Two lessons that together introduce structures. The first lesson has a build a speghetti bridge activity and the second lesson has an activity to build a geodesic dome. The activities can be extended or reduced to fit your timings, I recommend that you also spend time watching a video on testing pasta bridges.

Structures for DT, Spaghetti bridge and Geodomes

These two PowerPoints introduce structures and set two tasks, making a spaghetti bridge and creating a geodesic dome. Both could be completed at home and without the need for specilist equipement.

Mobile Planetarium

Auriga Astronomy, the UK's No1 mobile Planetarium service for schools, scouts organisations, museumsa  and other local and ntaional organisations.

With over 18 years of professional presentations, you can be assured you will recieve a quality service from us. the BBC chose us, so you know you...

COVID-19 Digital STEM Course (KS3)

Interdisciplinary STE(A)M digital course exploring finding solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bridge Building Activity - HS2

This activity will introduce you to varying bridge designs used in different construction projects and will allow you to explore what it takes to build a bridge and the challenges faced by...

Light sabers presentation and experiments

Presentation on science of lightsabers and comparing them to lasers and plasma torches. Looking at uses of lasers. Experiments on light and colours

Airbus Helicopters colouring Book

Topical Science Updates

Topical Science Updates are monthly newsletters for schools focusing on some of the big, quirky and interesting science stories in the news. 

Each month 3 or 4 stories are featured to help teachers embed topical science in their everyday teaching.

Each story has links to articles, video clips and...