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The James Dyson Foundation: Ideas Box

This resource aims to get students excited about engineering. Students begin by considering “What is a design engineer” and then embark on a design hunt in the classroom to find an everyday object that can be improved and redesigned.

Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather evidence of life on the...

Logo intro worksheets

Differentiated editable Worksheets that can be used with any Logo interface eg TurtleAcademy, StarLogo, PurpleMash Logo. Worksheet 1 can also be used with Probotix as it doesn't use the ARC command.

For an extra challenge, learners could "translate" the Logo commands into Python Turtle commands.

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Experimenting in space

Exploiting the lack of gravity in experiments carried out in space can yield information that might take much longer to find on earth on earth, but how is it achieved?

Investigating films – data and questions

Use this pdf to support independent analysis of data from the three Big picture films:

Responding to extremes

Is there life in there?

What’s your limit?

Investigating films – data and questions

Use this pdf to support independent analysis of data from the three Big picture films:

Responding to extremes

Is there life in there?

What’s your limit?

Basics of the cell

This article addresses the basics of cells and cellular processes

Introducing the prokaryotic cell

Diagram and explainer of a prokaryotic cell.

Annotated cell diagram

Annotated diagram of a eukaryotic cell explaining what the organelles of an animal cell do.

Ecology and Simpsons Diversity Index

These activities allow students to model how environmental scientists compare diversity in different ecosystems by using ordinary playing cards as ‘species’ to generate data to calculate Simpson’s Diversity Index.   This can be completed in a single lesson. Some students find the concept of species diversity quite...

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