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A Robotic Arm

In this activity  children are challenged to design and make a robotic arm to grab things from a distance. The challenge is based on robotic arms on the International Space Station used to move heavy equipment or perform delicate tasks. Children will:discover relationships between the length of a robotic arm and...
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STEM Clubs resource videos: Movies and magic

The below videos have been create to demonstrate the themes and activities in the Movies and magic resource for STEM Clubs, available free to download.  Introduction: Movies and magic

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James Webb Space Telescope: Designing the Primary Mirror

This activity looks at the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope exploring the challenges that faced scientists and engineers whilst they were designing it. Linking to tessellating shapes in mathematics children investigate different shapes. They then look at the rotational symmetry of regular hexagons and...
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James Webb Space Telescope - Primary Resources

The James Webb Space Telescope will make observations of distant stars and planets. It is due to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2021 from French Guiana. It is a highly technical design which has taken many years to be designed and made. It has been an international collaboration involving North America, Canada...
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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.Contents: ...
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Extreme Elements

Have you ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? Think you have what it takes to build an earthquake-proof house or survive in an extreme environment?In this programme, pupils will make models to help them understand how weather and extreme events occur, and what their impact can be. They’ll apply...
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Wonderful wind

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science and design and technology. This resource focusses on the manufacture of an anemometer from household items.This anemometer has a series of cups...
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Super structures

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within design and technology, maths and science (in this case mainly design and technology). This resource focusses on developing understanding of structures...
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Stronger Structures

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science, maths and design and technology. This resource focusses on testing how well different shaped structures perform under load.Structures are all...
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Seesaw Scales

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within design and technology, maths and science. This resource focusses on developing understanding of levers.Levers are one of the simplest forms of machine....
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