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Guess the algorithm

A simple and easily adaptable idea to introduce how algorithms work by allowing students to work out algorithms by a guessing game without the use of a computer. The activity is based on function machines that are used in mathematics at primary school but the level of difficulty can be amplified depending on what...

Are computers clever?

This activity is designed to assess whether or not children understand that although computers can sometimes look clever, they do not actually display any intelligence. They are asked to compare a computer with a human and then describe how both the computer and the human cope with the unexpected.

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My school day: introducing computer science ideas at KS1

This flexible activity could be used for introducing a number of computer science ideas:

  • Abstraction: before introducing these cards, can the children draw or verbalise a simplified day in their life?
  • Sequences: can the children put the events in order?
  • Decomposition: can the children...

What factors affect the size of a shadow in a shadow theatre?

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What factors affect the pitch and the volume of sound?

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Radar: seeing the unseen

This activity booklet uses the real life context of air traffic control using radar signals to identify the position of an aeroplane that students act out. It provides them with an opportunity to use their knowledge of waves and speed = distance / time to calibrate and calculate the distance a plane is from the...

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges (bronze level)

This CREST Bronze level resource pack contains nine different project ideas to allow students to investigate the four Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges of Ageing Society, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Future of Mobility and Clean Growth which also includes the effects of Climate Change. The four global trends...

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges (silver level)

This CREST Silver level resource pack contains eight different project ideas to allow students to investigate the four Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges of Ageing Society, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Future of Mobility and Clean Growth which also includes the effects of Climate Change. The four global trends...

Sustainable solutions (CREST Discovery Day)

This resource pack about Sustainable Solutions has been developed to meet the CREST Discovery Award requirements. Designed as a team-based activity day where students design and create a sustainable start-up business concept linked to their community, by undertaking the tasks in the resource pack, students should...

iLEAPS Climate science resource pack

This pack of resources contains six different project ideas linked to climate science to use in the completion of a Silver CREST Award. These research based activities encourage students to also design and make prototypes of concepts as well as testing out ideas via investigation and experimental processes.

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