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

Mathemagic

This self-contained PowerPoint presentation explains three magic tricks based on mathematical principles, together with several associated puzzles and bits of mathematical trivia. It is fairly long because of the detailed explanations, but nothing is particularly difficult. The tricks are original and not well-...

Why Science is for me - a new Royal Society animation and graphic

Whether you want to be a chef, a journalist or own your own business, studying science develops key transferable skills. This new animation is a tool for science teachers and career leads to help students understand why science is a core subject. The animation and graphic highlights that science allows students to...

Year 9 Maths: Ratio & Proportion - construction examples

Year 9 Maths: Ratio & Proportion - construction examples

PowerPoint Templates from FPPT.com

PowerPoint presentations can easily become boring for students. These free PowerPoint templates will help educators create visually-appealing class materials and presentations to keep students focused during the discussion. 

It's important to choose...

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...

Primary Computing Lesson celebrating Ada Lovelace

Teach primary computing with history. This teacher-led activity adapted for the Hour of Code involves conducting online research about Ada Lovelace a female pioneer in STEM and the world’s first computer programmer!

Children present their findings using basic HTML and CSS to create a multimedia webpage all...

Primary Computing Unplugged - Key Stage 1

A collection of engaging activities aimed at children aged 5-7 to help develop computational thinking skills in a really fun way.

Divided into the fundamental principles of computer science, they...

Cups made from coffee

A resource for teachers to examine the sustainability and carry out a Life Cycle Analysis on Kaffeeform cups made from spent coffee grounds. Created by secondary science teacher Ruby Leung for the THYME Project and linked to the...

The Non Examination Assessment - NEA - Design and Technology

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Maths in Design and Technology - Revision App

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