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Gravity - STEM Resources

Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.
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18 March 2019

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Squashed tomato STEM challenge

This Practical Action resource presents a fun hands-on and brains-on challenge for Key Stages Two to Five.The problem: In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. To earn a living they need to sell these at the local market. The problem is getting to market...
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2010 to date

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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
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14 September 2017

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Global CREST challenges

Global CREST challenges are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.  They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by communities in the developing world, and...
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2010 to date

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First steps in using BBC micro:bit for control and physical computing

Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects.  This guide is mainly concerned with how to create programs in the Microsoft PXT...
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31 January 2017

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Modelling micro:bit data with the Bitty Data Logger App

The free Bitty Data Logger for Android and Apple devices allows you to capture sensor data from the micro:bit's accelerometers, magnetometers and temperature sensors.  A small file needs to be flashed to the micro:bit to enable bluetooth communication with your mobile device, which will also allow you to...
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06 January 2017

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Introducing BBC micro:bit to a wider audience

I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular...
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10 October 2016

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Human vs Hermes

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to the ethical and moral issues of remote surgery.It is intended that students will be able to:• Understand what remote surgery is• Appreciate that different groups of people may have different views on the nature and benefits...
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2010 to date

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Countdown to Computing (Summer 2014)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses broadly on computing in primary schools, and contains articles covering: *The new National Curriculum Programme of Study for Computing *Designing a new computing curriculum in your school; adapting previous curriculum models *Computing apps in the...
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The Primary Challenge (Autumn 2013)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on teaching computing in primary schools, and contains articles covering: *Pedagogy of computing in primary schools *National curriculum programme of study *Game design in the primary classroom *Primary – secondary transition projects *...
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