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STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - spring 2016

Under the banner of Building the next generation, three of the issues for trainee teachers are explored. Margaret Smith considers of what an initial teacher training programme for science teachers should consist, Tracey Baxter explores what is needed to create a ‘gold-plated’ curriculum plan for a science...

Electricity

In this lesson, students look at fluctuations in electricity sources by analysing large data sets.  A student sheet is provided, containing data downloaded from MyGridGB - Charting GB Energy .  This site provides current data on sources of electrical power...

STEM Baseline Survey - Summary Report

This report from the Department for Education,  published in January 2010, provides a summary of findings from the STEM Baseline Survey Research Programme. It reports on a programme of activities aimed at improving STEM careers awareness in secondary schools.

The primary purpose of...

School Organisation and STEM Career-related Learning

Published in August 2013 by the The National STEM Learning Centre and Network, the aim of this research project was to identify the range of factors that shape senior leadership team decisions with regards to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career-related learning.

Evidence has shown...

Case Study: Landbased Technology

Produced for Future Morph, this short video shows the activities of a student studying a National Diploma in Land Based Technology at Bicton College. The student describes how the course develops skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery such as tractors, commercial vehicles and other agricultural...

Communications for safety

TMD is a company that manufactures components for radar systems to support air traffic safety. Engineers in the company explain their entry routes into their careers, how mathematics and science are essential to their work and why they enjoy engineering so much.

This Institution of Engineering and Technology...

Work experience

In this Teachers TV video, two consortia in Birmingham prepare to pilot the Secondary Diplomas in Engineering and Creative and Media. The diplomas were designed with industry support, and aim to equip young people with the skills employers need, and the ability to go on learning throughout their lives. To...

Role models and work placements

In this Teachers TV video, a group of STEM ambassadors visit Bradfield School in Sheffield to share their stories with a group of Year Nine girls. As a lesson starter the students take part in an exercise aimed at combating some of the stereotypical images of STEM related careers. The ambass...

Sound Design

This video looks at the structural design of the O2 building in Dublin. This is Europe’s largest purpose built music venue with a capacity of 14,000 people, designed to provide unrestricted views and excellent acoustics. The film shows the exciting role of acoustic engineers and explains how they...

Engineering chocolate

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at the food industry engineering careers involved in the production of chocolate. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: chemical engineer, environmental engineer, packaging engineer and biochemical engineer.

Four lesson activities accompany the poster:...

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