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Programming commands

This activity is designed to build on understanding of programming commands and what they are used to do in a program. It requires learners to show a detailed knowledge of each command and what it is used to do. It also requires them to apply programming skills in a real context. The resource contains an...

Modifying the security system

In this activity, learners will improve and further develop their programmable alarm system using the micro:bit.

Analysing the needs of a burglar alarm

In this activity, learners will look at the requirements for a good home security system from the perspective of a burglar. They will then use this information to develop a set of design criteria for the system.

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DIY Faraday Challenge: Smart Cycle

The IET DIY Faraday Challenge Day ‘Smart Cycle’ is a DIY STEM activity day but it could be adapted to be run as a suite of lessons. The aim of this challenge is to introduce students to cutting edge technology which engineers are, and will be using in the future and this challenge will work best if you have access...

Producing a treadle pump

This resource looks into making a prototype of a treadle pump. 

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to manufacture a working prototype of a treadle pump for people living in a remote village.
  • To be able to select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for a manufacturing...

CPD taster - Making an impact in EYFS: Using the outdoors to promote ‘Understanding of the World’

This is a CPD taster created to give teachers a better understanding of what to expect when joining one of our primary science courses. Below you will find a video and a task for you to do in your own time. Once you have done the activity, ...

History of Computers

This classroom resource for secondary computing lessons outlines the history of development of computers. It covers thousands of years of history, including:

  • the abacus
  • log tables
  • the calculators of Pascal and Leibnitz
  • Jacquard looms
  • Babbage's Difference Engine and...

What Forces Act in Stretching?

This concept cartoon focuses on forces. Concept cartoons provide an approach to teaching, learning and assessment in science, they feature cartoon-style drawings showing different characters arguing about everyday situations. They are designed to intrigue, to provoke discussion and to stimulate scientific thinking...

pH scale

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe how to find out, safely, whether a solution is an acid.
  • Identify and give examples of alkalis.
  • Describe what information an indicator provides.
  • Interpret...

Supplying Cells: the Human Circulatory, Digestive and Gas Exchange

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe simply the structures and functions of the human digestive system.

  • Describe simply the structures and functions of the human circulatory system.

  • ...

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