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

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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...

What About a Career in Technology? (KS3/4)

Students learn about careers in software engineering, artificial intelligence and cyber security, among many others, with advice from people in the field.

Each career is illustrated with career stories and advice of an individual with extensive experience in that role. In addition, the lesson also includes...

Impact of Technology on Society in Post-War Britain 1950s and 1960s (KS3/4)

Explore key technological developments of the 1950s and 1960s, from the world’s first business computer to the internet and how they influenced society.

Linked to the KS3 history, design & technology curriculum and GCSE business curriculum, this 40-minute lesson traces the impact of technology and...

bubble sort

3 excel documents used to explore bubble sort.

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This document should be made available to students.
Students should be able to figure out what to do without any instruction.
Students need to sort a number of vairables but can only compare two at a time.

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This...

Computational Thinking Algorithms and FlowControl

Compilation of Resources Notes used with Year 10 lessons on Computational thingking, Algorithms and Flowcontrol

  1. Definitions of the four conerstones of computational thinking used with year 10 class along with direct links to excellent BBC edication videos on the topic.
  2. Set of notes on data...

Bitesize CPD - Secondary - Developing questions

From their work on questioning Wragg and Brown (1993) identified a range of common errors that teachers may employ when they are using questions in the classroom:

  1. Asking too many questions at once.
  2. Asking a question and answering it yourself.
  3. Asking questions only of the brightest or...

Scavengers workshops: Making & Tinkering with upcycled e-waste

There are several variations to the introductory workshop, for more details please link to: https://noisytoys.org/what-we-do/workshops/

Working in groups we will build three simple mechanical noisy machines using the components that we find inside our...

Lego Design & Technology Workshop

Creative Lego workshops. Science, maths, design and technology. Lego workshop that link to different topics. Brunel, Ancient Greeks, climate change, Leonardo da vinci, moon landing, mars2020, moving monsters, WW1 & 2.

All my workshops are for a class of 30 either for a morning or the day. The Children...

CAD key word posters

This resources provides printable posters that describe the key terms used in computer aided design packages like Tinkercad, Onshape, Fusion 360, sketchup...

The terms and images have be remixed from the...

Rochester Bridge Trust Learning about Bridges Education Kit

The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 to provide a crossing over the River Medway in Kent.  The Trust still provides free bridges today.  The Trust is passionate about bridge building and wants to encourage young people to find out more about bridges and become as enthusiastic as we are!  

Our...