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Candle Box

This assessment task from Bowland requires students to design a hexagonal based box with dimensions sufficient to hold a candle. The key processes involved are representing a 3-D shape in two dimensions, analysing the net to ensure accuracy and completeness, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number...

Bunting

This assessment task from Bowland asks students to work out how much material is needed to make bunting to go round a garden. The key processes involved are representing, analysing, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number of basic facts upon which to base their solution and two steps are suggested...

Building Silos

This rich task from Cre8ate offers pupils the opportunity to develop their personal learning and thinking skills. It involves using recycled materials to construct a scale model of a silo and is well suited to group work. The task can be extended for more able students by investigating the resizing of their model...

This range of materials is provided by Cre8ate maths to support the teaching of mathematics in the context of architecture. Resources include Architect’s Skills, Bricks & Tiles, Building a Town, Rigid Structures and Tiling Patterns, giving students the opportunity to experience mathematical principles in...

Building a telescope

A classroom activity where students make a simple telescope (using lenses and cardboard tubes)  that uses two different types of lens to magnify distant objects, and then find out how it works.

Bronze Award: Squeaky Clean

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to household cleaning products:

* Communications project - students gather information about cleaning products, compare them and explain how they are suitable for different cleaning problems.

* Practical project - students investigate how...

Bronze Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable travel.

* Communications project - students gather information and explain about ‘green’ transport policies, reducing and offsetting carbon footprints.

* Practical project - students investigate how to compare carbon dioxide...

Bricks and Tiles

This activity from Cre8ate maths investigates the lines of horizontal and vertical weakness in walls. Initially students are shown four walls and have to identify the lines of weakness in them, before finding the smallest rectangular solution which has no lines of weakness. Students should record their designs as...

Behind the scenes

STEM plays an important role in the movies, even if you don’t always see it on the big screen. Sometimes it’s in the special effects that enhance a scene, or even the big ideas behind the story.

This programme has students creating their own special effects, building and testing stunt cars and exploring...

Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, suitable for Key Stage Two to Three (age 7-14), students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the...

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