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Water Quality

In this activity students consider the questions:

• How can the purity of swimming water be tested?
• What exactly is the Blue Flag award?
• How reliable are the measurements and the criteria for the Blue Flag award?
• What is the status of the quality of fresh and salt water for swimming...

Water Shortage

In this activity students consider the questions:

• What are the main sources that cause severe water shortage in Europe?
• How different harmful elements (e.g. fertilizers, gasoline, sulphuric acid) pollute freshwater?
• What methods / strategies can be used to save water?
• What methods...

World Pole Climbing Championships: Track vs Tree Challenge

On Saturday 20 September 2014, during the final day of the Husqvarna World Pole Climbing Championships, England’s Commonwealth Games and European sprint star Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, took part in a unique 100m vs 25m race against Grant Gallier, the world 25m pole climbing champion.

Harry ran 100m on a...

Three Parent Babies

This guide gives information, further reading and web links to help students understand the ethical issues around in vitro fertilisation (IVF) involving the use of a female egg donor, and the egg and sperm from the genetic parents - known as three parent IVF or mitochondrial replacement. The treatment is aimed at...

Level Descriptor for Key Stage Three Computing Students

A level descriptor for use with Key Stage Three computing students, appropriate for the new curriculum in September 2014. The resource comprises a set of level descriptors detailed in five strands: systems, development, programming, modelling and analysis. The descriptors are based on the Computing At School...

Mystery Objects

This resource looks at how mystery objects can be used in class to introduce a topic, introduce new scientific equipment or vocabulary, or to explore changes in science and technology over time. Ideas are provided for effective questioning and how to structure the activity.


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the advantages of big telescopes and the use of telescopes to do astronomy across the whole electromagnetic spectrum. They will then explore the transit method of detecting exoplanets (either practically, or using real astronomical data) and use mathematics to...

Pair Programming in a Box

This guide for teachers aims to help them introduce pair-programming to coding in the classroom. This collaborative approach has been found to improve engagement and can result in higher-quality work than programming alone. The guide is aimed at teachers of college students, but the approaches can easily be adapted...

InGenious Project

inGenious was a multi-stakeholder initiative in STEM education launched by European Schoolnet and the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) with an aim of increasing the links between science education and careers. This €8 million European programme in STEM education involved more than 40 partner...

The Lady or The Tiger

The story, lesson plan, content guide and other "The Lady or the Tiger?" printable PDFs listed at the right compose the climactic learning experience in an early module of three lessons which introduce the concept of binary.

In the first lesson, the class shares a community reading of an adaptation of Frank...


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