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

UAM - Explore

Are ‘air-taxis’ only real in movies? What is Urban Air Mobility (UAM)? How can you be a part of it? To find the answer to these questions, check out Flight Crowd and our project 'UAM - Explore'! You can find this here:...

Sam The Landscape Architect

I came across this online and thought it was a great resource for Primary age children - there is a printed book on Sam, the Landscape Architect, but also a...

Delivering STEM subjects online

The South Wales Branch of the BCS have put together a lesson in robotics for use by schools and clubs to deliver training on this STEM topic. The way we went about this and the lessons we learnt along the way could be most useful for any team looking to deliver a STEM topic via online delivery. The automated...

ISTEM eBook - CREATIVE METHODS IN SCIENCE TEACHING – WAYS FORWARD!

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A Career in Engineering

This is a video of a presentation entitled "A Career in Engineering" which runs for 17 minutes. The aim with the presentations is to inform students that a career in engineering is of value to society as well as the individual and that it is a profession with intellectual challenges and opportunities. Some of the...

ASSIGNEMENT

Internet safety assignment

Gaia

What is wrong with the Earth/'s environment? What are the causes? How can we solve the problems?

Python Hello, World!

Overview

This course covers the development and delivery of a Python "Hello, World!" program, with a strong focus on the bits that are not directly related to Python programming (that's why I've chosen to use a very simple "Hello, World!" program instead of a more functional example).

It covers the...

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Some More Fun With Jack and Gill

Arithmetic for younger pupils using the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme as a basis.