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Computational Thinking Homework

A set of homework challenges to promote computational thinking using Scratch and Python courtesy of Greg Reid, a CAS member in Scotland.

The challenges are:

*fixed loops in which students are presented with a series of scripts produced using the programming language Scratch. Students...

Climate emergency

This resource from the Economist Educational Foundation engages students with big questions about climate change and human intervention. The sessions explore the viability of our attempts to keep temperatures down and supports students to discuss the obstacles to success and question where...

A positive human future

This resource was designed to support PA’s Raspberry Pi competition 2020. However, it can also be used by schools that are not taking part in the competition as a great subject to stimulate creative thinking and debate about real world issues, from social mobility to healthcare.

Session 1: What makes...

Is a vegan society a better society?

This resource explores what a vegan diet involves and considers the social and political implications of a vegan society. It is part of the collection of educational resources from the Economist Educational Foundation.

Session 1:

  • Explore different kinds of diets
  • Reflect...

Topical Science Updates

Topical Science Updates are monthly newsletters for schools focusing on some of the big, quirky and interesting science stories in the news. 

Each month 3 or 4 stories are featured to help teachers embed topical science in their everyday teaching.

Each story has links to articles, video clips and...

Food Technologist

Jessica Chambers is a food technologist at Sainsbury's. This video could be useful when teaching microbiology, food technology, or as a context for applied science. Jessica's job allows her to gain experience of work in many different areas that include:

development of new products and ensuring they remain...

Practical Biofuel Activities

This booklet contains background information about the science involved in the field of bioenergy and biofuels. There are also a range of practical activities with instructions. The topics look at sustainable development plant science, microbiology, chemistry and a range of other areas of science and technology,...

Linnean Learning Posters

There are four posters in this resource covering the following areas of the biology curriculum:

  • Biodiversity: gives an overview of what biodiversity is, how it is measured and the threats to biodiversity
  • Classification: describes the main features of classification and the binomial system of...

Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the devastating effects of flooding caused by...

What About a Career in Technology? (KS3/4)

Students learn about careers in software engineering, artificial intelligence and cyber security, among many others, with advice from people in the field.

Each career is illustrated with career stories and advice of an individual with extensive experience in that role. In addition, the lesson also includes...

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