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'What do materials scientists do? They investigate the properties of materials. Sometimes they try to make a material for a purpose. Sometimes a material is discovered and they explore its potential uses. The properties of all materials must be rigorously assessed.'

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Bright Sparks

'We rely on electricity. It is a very versatile form of energy. But who installs electrical systems in our homes and workplaces? How can we be sure they will work correctly and safely once installed? An understanding the physics of electricity helps electricians do their work.'

This group of practicals and...

Teachers TV

Launched in 2005 and funded by the Department for Education, Teachers TV was originally a television channel which aimed to provide support for both new and experienced teachers, school leaders, support staff and governors. Many of the programmes were filmed inside real classrooms, with teachers sharing good...

The ‘Experimenting with Industry’ series was published in the mid-1980s when it presented industry-related science practicals for schools. It was developed as part of a 'teachers into industry' project organised by The Association for Science Education (ASE) on behalf...

Engineering

These resources are from the evolving Government agencies that have maintained and developed the National Curriculum and associated assessments, tests and examinations, advising the Secretary of State for Education on these matters.

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The aim of this collection of resources, from the Centre for Science Education and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, is to enhance the school experience of students and teachers of STEM subjects. The resources were devised by a group of teachers...

Following the introduction of technology to the National Curriculum for students aged 5-16 in 1988, a number of problems with its implementation were identified. The Engineering Council commissioned research into these perceived problems and reports were produced which included recommendations for improvements and...

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) produces classroom resources and teacher guidance to help highlight the links between classroom science and science-based industry. Resources in this collection contain information about the chemical and plastics industries as well as practical guidance about...

STEM Careers

Teachers TV was originally a television channel which aimed to provide professional development support for teachers, school leaders, support staff and governors. Many of the programmes were filmed inside real classrooms, with teachers sharing good practice and ideas for lessons.

The videos in this...

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