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Women in Astronomy

From the Royal Astronomical Society, this leaflet looks at career pathways and opportunities in astronomy. It also gives case studies that illustrate the jobs held by women astronomers, including: * Astronomy lecturer and researcher * British Antarctic Survey researcher * Earth scientist * Astrophysicist

Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...

Starchaser Rocket Factory 1

Ideal for all ages and key stages the Starchaser Rocket Factory 1 enables students to experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion by building and flying their own compressed air powered model rockets. Safe, clean, educational and fun, Rocket Factory 1 is supervised by a Starchaser Educator and...

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this resource includes a video in which a student talks about his course in electrical and electronic engineering. He describes how one project was to make and test a circuit that included a light-sensitive resistor. A second activity describes a class experiment...

Bright Sparks: Scientists Today - Dr Marco Califano

This resource, which links to the topics of electricity and sustainable energy, takes the form of an interview with a modern day scientist, Dr Marco Califano. Marco investigates ways of using the Sun's energy to make electricity, so we do not have to rely on fossil fuels such as coal and gas. He talks about his...

Case Study: Landbased Technology

Produced for Future Morph, this short video shows the activities of a student studying a National Diploma in Land Based Technology at Bicton College. The student describes how the course develops skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery such as tractors, commercial vehicles and other agricultural...

Dispensing Optics

Produced for Future Morph, this short video looks at several students following ophthalmic dispensing and contact lens courses. The students describe the work they are doing with lenses and how this relates to the science they learnt at GCSE level. It illustrates some of the career opportunities...

space:uk - November 2004, Issue 14

From the UK Space Agency, this issue of Space:UK magazine contains news and features on: * People working on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons. * Scientists helping to discover more about climate change and global warming. * A yacht team who will be using satellite data to help them as they race...

space:uk - January 2006, Issue 18

From the UK Space Agency, this issue of Space:UK magazine contains news and features on: * Europe’s ambitious satellite navigation system. * The tenth anniversary of the SOHO mission. * How seals are being recruited as scientists to help transform our knowledge of the ocean. * The discoveries of Mars Express. *...

space:uk - June 2006, Issue 19

From the UK Space Agency, this issue of Space:UK magazine contains news and features on: * The UK charity using satellites to help save lives at sea. * Images from TopSat. * Europe’s Martian rover. * Ask the experts. * Space industry career file. * Space traveller’s guide to the Moon.

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