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Prizes for STEM based primary school competitions based in and around Glasgow, Scotland

As part of The IET Scotland South West committee, we have available a small fund available to either provide small prizes or material to enable STEM investigations / competitions to be held in and around Glasgow.

The aim is to promote STEM competitions in primary school to highlight to young people the...

Data-logging with BBC micro:bits and MakeCode for modelling with Excel and GeoGebra.

Recent developments in MakeCode now make data-capture from micro:bits very simple via the USB cable.  The data can be graphed in real time in MakeCode and exproted as CSV files.  Using tools such as Excel and GeoGebra's Spreadsheet View, the data can be manipulated, analysed and modelled.  With a pair of...

Stuck in the Mud

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at the problem of launching RNLI lifeboats from different types of terrain in all kinds of weather. Linked to work on forces, shape and space and design and technology, it introduces the concept that both force and area affect the pressure applied on a surface. Working...

Dr Mark's STEM Investigation Activities e-Book

A selection of 60 FREE fun and novel Science & Maths activities and investigations to have a go at - about half are Science and half are Maths - either in class, at home or in STEM clubs. The FREE e-book contains about 200 or so pages of detailed instructions, which are all drawn from Dr Mark's retail...

micro:bit of Things

I am investigating the potential of the micro:bit as a resource for the teaching of physical computing and science in KS 2 and KS 3. The link below will take you to a website I have set up to publish my experiments and the work of my pupils. The aim is to inform teachers who would also like to develop the use of...

Input, Process and Output

This resource looks at what properties of infra-red make it so useful in gaming technology? Students develop a working prototype of a simple infra-red electronic circuit, identify an input and an output and test the performance of the circuit. They then explain how the findings of their research could affect their...

Forces (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the BLOODHOUND SSC land speed attempt as a context for teaching about forces, particularly forward thrust and frictional forces. The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) land-speed attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour.

A very large forward driving force is required to...

Rockets (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the land speed record attempt as a context for teaching about the irreversible changes and energy transfers that occur in BLOODHOUND SSC’s rocket engine.

The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) World land-speed record attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A massive...

Measuring the Thrust of a Balloon Powered Car

This activity from BLOODHOUND SSC illustrates the forces acting on BLOODHOUND SSC by calculating the thrust of a balloon powered car. The resource explores thrust as a concept, tying in with Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Students:
* Build a balloon car
* Conduct speed-time experiments using the...

Investigating Motion

In this resource, from BLOODHOUND SSC, students answer sets of questions about acceleration, velocity and motion in relation to BLOODHOUND SSC. They also investigate 'g force' and how free falling or lack of gravity affects acceleration. The students then go on to investigate the physiological effects of motion,...

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