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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,...
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2010 to date

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Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging....
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2000 - 2009

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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 includes enough...
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22 November 2018

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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 manualhttps://issuu.com/kemafroc/docs/myke_coordinators__manualParents,...
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28 October 2018

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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 wellbeing...
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13 August 2018

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Satellite Telemetry Interpretation

As part of the FUNcube STEM satellite outreach programme we have developer a student and teachers pack showing how to interpret rea data from graphs.These can be found at: https://funcube.org.uk/education-outreach/
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14 March 2018

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Design an app or website

In this challenge students are asked produce a 10 minute presentation about either their proposed app either designed to support a sport or STEM related event taking place at their school or to promote STEM in their school or local areaordesign a website for a disabled sportsperson to help raise the profile of...
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2010 to date

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Let's negotiate

From Practical Action, this resource encourages students to look at how design specifications are balanced when developing new products.
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2000 - 2009

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Reusing textiles: waste to wear

In this activity, from Practical Action, students are challenged to design and make a good quality textiles product from some throwaway textiles collected from home or bought from a charity shop. Further resources are available from the Practical Action’s Sustainable Design and Technology database.
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2000 - 2009

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Product pairs

Produced by Practical Action, this short activity introduces the various factors that influence the choice of consumers. Students consider different products and the reasons behind why they would or would not purchase them. The activity is a perfect introduction to sustainability and aims to help students think about...
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2010 to date

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