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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.

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18 March 2019

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Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

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British Science Week: secondary activity (2016)

This resource pack is aimed at supporting teachers during British Science Week, but can be used at any time of year.  The theme for 2016 is all about the different spaces where science can be found and done. The focus is on the following types of space:

  • Built space:
  • Building a...
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2010 to date

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Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

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28 February 2019

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Tinkering with TinkerCAD

An introductory guide to techniques for using the free web-based Tinkercad software from Autodesk to produce printable 3D objects.

Adrian Oldknow  adrian@ccite.org 

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28 February 2019

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Huff and Puff: Designing a Device for Measuring Exhalation Volume

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project which links to work on the lungs and respiration. Children design and make a device to measure maximal exhalation volume. They also discover more about the work of biomedical engineers throughout the process. This resource was designed for use...

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2010 to date

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Teacher Case Studies

These resources describe case studies looking at how teachers and schools across the country have benefitted from enhancement and enrichment programmes like STEM Ambassadors and STEM Clubs. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds working in STEM related roles from apprentices to...

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2010 to date

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The Paper Cup Company

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the design process involved in developing a paper cup for manufacture.

You wouldn't believe making a paper cup could be complicated, but there's a lot of science reasoning behind the product design.Your students can...

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2000 - 2009

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Using carbon fibre to create a Boeing 787

This video from Boeing looks at the use of carbon fibre to create the Boeing 787 fuselage. It shows the layup of carbon fibre tape on the curve of the aircraft, the heating of the fuselage in an industrial oven and a brief overview of the difference that composites like carbon fibre are making to the manufacture of...

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QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work and what uses will it have? The material has been carefully characterised (to understand its composition and how it works), and its first applications...

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2000 - 2009

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