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This professional development resource provides teachers with the basic knowledge to deliver an e-textiles project in the classroom. The four lessons of varying duration cover: • basic electronics with batteries and LEDs • Using craft techniques to create wearable electronics • Introductory programming with Arduino...
This guide is suitable to support a full introductory wearable-technology project using Arduino. It gives an overview of the Arduino system as well as the key terms surrounding ‘making’ and ‘hacking’. After a brief review of basic electrical theory, a closer look at the inputs and outputs of a basic board, and of...
This simple worksheet explains the inputs, sensors and outputs on the Astro Pi board. It contains a section for students to fill in with their ideas and a description of what they would use the Astro Pi for on the International Space Station.
This is a test, mate.
This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using VEX IQ robotics kits and ModKit programming software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the VEX starter kit.
Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover, as well as related challenges, in...
This handy guide has been produced with a view to helping others deal with the practicalities of starting up a STEM Club. The guide includes advice on the following:
- Decide on why you want to set up a STEM club
- Approach people who might be interested in getting involved
- Timing ...
This series of five videos describes what one needs to consider when setting up a STEM club, and the range of different ways in which one can approach it.
Benefits of setting up a club
What to do and how to do it...
The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.
Awards and competitions
The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.
Working with your local community
Working with other schools...