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Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

Smart Materials and Metal Foams

This is a set of resources that can be used to introduce Smart Materials and Metal Foams.

It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.

London Museum of Water & Steam Education Sessions

The educational sessions on offer at the London Museum of Water & Steam.

Please contact the Learning Coordinator on 0203 7284 973 or email learning@waterandsteam.org.uk.

A Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two methods of making a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell are described. One involves the use of platinum electrodes and the other uses carbon electrodes. Each cell has a potential difference of around 1 Volt. The resource provides a list of apparatus and...

Starchaser Rocket Factory 1

Ideal for all ages and key stages the Starchaser Rocket Factory 1 enables students to experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion by building and flying their own compressed air powered model rockets. Safe, clean, educational and fun, Rocket Factory 1 is supervised by a Starchaser Educator and...

MyKEducation Introduction to basic STEM skills

MyKEducation FOUNDATION
 
STEM PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
 
We offer after School Club or Holiday Club through partnering schools.

 

MANUAL: Open the full STEM Coordinator's manual

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STEM Ambassador events and volunteering

An updated calendar of events for STEM Volunteers. Most events are practical and involve mentoring a small team of young people through an engineering challenge leading to a performed test or display of the engineering. Resources and activities explore maritime, construction and aviation. Projects delve into...

Anodising Aluminium

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, anodises a strip of aluminium using electrolysis. Using clothes dye, the strip of metal can be dyed any colour. The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with teaching tips. Curriculum links include...

Using Percentages to Increase Quantities N7

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students make links between percentages, decimals and fractions, represent percentage increase and decrease as multiplication and recognise the inverse relationship between increases and decreases. Most students will have met these concepts before, however, many will...

Electric Sausage

In this video, produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network and the Institute of Physics, Michael de Podesta has a unique twist to demonstrate static electricity and charge. Small pieces of paper are attracted to a statically-charged balloon. Amazingly, so is a sausage. This short video illustrates an...

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