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Emergency Shelter

This Nuffield task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain.

The key processes developed include:

*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the design of the shelter, for example: choosing,...

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People like me long session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM...

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Flood Defence

Students work in teams to design and make a prototype device that can design and make a prototype of a simple device (to be sold in stores like B&Q) that will allow homeowners to remove water from their house during periods of flooding.

In this challenge the device will have to move 100ml of water from...

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Little Green Men

This resource was funded by the Spacelink Learning Foundation and written by Sheffield Hallam University. It is aimed at students between 14 and 16 years of age. The resource investigates the idea of alien life, and consists of eight exercise sheets for students:

*Earth Calling looks at messages that have...

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2000 - 2009

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Build a Rocket Car

In this activity, from BLOODHOUND SSC, students build a model rocket car and explore the effect of drag on its performance. Maths, science and technology departments could all be involved. The design and build could be followed by timing and analysis experiments. Model rocket motors are the ideal way to propel...

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Rocket Science Activities

From NASA, these activities look at the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry to provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on experimentation. Rockets have formed the basis of space exploration.

Extensive teachers' notes, guidance and lesson plans...

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2000 - 2009

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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.

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

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Protecting Your Head

Protecting Your Head, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for the activities is the design of head protection for snowboarders where the risk of injury is significant but personal image is also...

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2000 - 2009

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An Italian Feast

This resource for Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four students provides some statistics about the eating habits of children in Italy and asks students to compare and contrast these with their own eating habits. Through this activity, students have to interpret charts and graphs, plan how to collect data and design a...

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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

This outreach programme aimed to build upon good practice from the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) project Chemistry for our Future, and to develop new activities which could then be used with the RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) equipment. It explored appropriate contexts which may appeal to students...

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