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Sea sand overseas

The mystery deals with sand that stays dry when water is poured onto it. Students are requested to find ways to build sand castles with this 'dry' sand.

Curriculum links include:  Chemical bonding, hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions and compounds
 

Beyond Fair Testing: Teaching Different Types of Scientific Enquiry

The materials provide teachers with examples of different enquiry types, e.g. classifying and identifying, developing systems, and pattern seeking.  The booklet provides an overview of the enquiries and the particular approaches used. Scientists use many different ways to collect evidence, but a survey undertaken...

Techniquest Glyndŵr support for STEM/Science Clubs

 

Techniquest Glyndŵr is able to deliver one-off support or a short series of visits to enhance school based After School Science or STEM Clubs.

 

 

 

Drawing upon its extensive range of educational shows, workshops and its extremely popular...

Flash-Bang Shows and Chemical Demonstration Training

We at The University of Manchester have extensive experience of safely but spectacularly showing the more exciting bits of Chemistry (The 'Flash-Bang Show'). We are happy to come to schools around Manchester to deliver the shows, and/or to train teachers in doing some of the demonstrations themselves, with the...

Itching for more

Designed for students who have advanced through Scratch and are ready for additional challenge, this resource explores Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) as a tool for learning modular programming using procedures. 

After examining, briefly, the history of the computer and the Turing Test as a measure of their...

Starting from Scratch

Scratch is widely used in primary schools to teach children basic programming. This resource goes deeper, making use of the familiar Scratch environment to take students deeper into programming concepts such as:

  • Algorithm design
  • Parallel and sequential instructions
  • Event-driven...

I love my smartphone

Mobile app development is an engaging way for students to learn programming and interface design as many do, indeed, "love their smartphone".

This complete learning package teachers the origins and development of the smartphone, helping them to appreciate the amount of technology packed into their pocket. It...

Exploring Chemistry in SEND Schools

These six practical lessons are the result of a collaboration between Dr Sarah Bearchell (science specialist) and the pupils and staff at John Watson School and Frank Wise School. They have been tested in the classroom and by SEND school teachers at the Association for Science Education conference. The work was...

Christmas ice cream

https://youtu.be/12WUA6yuaGk

Here are the instructions for the 12th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (@Fulford School York).

Each team will need 1/2 a cup of cream, a large ice cream tub with hole cut in lid (to house cream cup) ice, salt, range...

Bridge Breakdown

https://youtu.be/6aDgaTO_tvY

 

Here are the instructions for the 11th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (Fulford School York).

Wooden block size apporx.75x25x12mm. Each team given 54 blocks and 45min time limit...

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