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Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

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Astronomy - Careers

This Catalyst article investigates possible careers in astronomy and space science. It provides some information on a number of academic courses leading to an exciting career in astronomy; the article also lists places to visit for those with general interest in astronomy.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE...

North Sea Rocks

The resource available consists of the following items:

RESINATED CORE SLABS (15m)

This is material that has been cut...

Skills Builder Toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills:

  • Listening
  • Presenting
  • ...

Gravity - STEM Resources

Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.

Design & Technology in Engineering Lesson Slides

Example of a lesson that can be used to show Design and Technology students how their school work can be related to working in the engineering industry, and to encourage them to follow a STEM career path using the skills that they have developed in the classroom. The presentation takes material from STEM Ambassador...

Women in Science - a historical perspective

This is an article which I wrote and was published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on their website. It addresses gender equality by describing the amazing achievements of women who pursued careers in science despite many obstacles which they had to overcome.

My article challenges the stereotype that...

STEM for Greenpower Racing

This resource shows how the topics students study at A Level are used to understand and improve the performance of their Greenpower car, and is the key learning outcome.

STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:

Win-win language

These  STEM Learning  guides outline the top 10 skills to enhance employability and how to present these skills to potential employers.

This resource focuses on negotiation skills  and could be used by STEM Ambassadors in a classroom setting: ...

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