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Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.

 

Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can...

Surveying populations

This animation demonstrates the range of methods that can be used to investigate different populations in a woodland ecosystem.

The involvement of cells in hearing

This animation shows how cells enable us to hear.

How IAA, the most common form of auxin, works

This animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), the most common form of auxin, and looks at how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.

Do we favour fatty foods?

Watch our short film, in which we conduct a curry-tasting experiment, and then use the data generated to test whether the findings are statistically significant

Mission to Mars

In this DIY Faraday Challenge, students are asked to work in teams to design and construct the rocket which will transport supplies via Earth orbit to the astronauts on Mars. They are also required to build a system to transport the rocket to the launch site. Students must also show high manufacturing quality...

Comparing thermometers or blood pressure monitors

In this activity, students plan an investigation to compare two clinical thermometers or two blood pressure devises.   They will need to investigate:

  • the key features needed by a clinical thermometer or blood pressure monitor. The generic features required by physiological measuring devices are...

Spacecraft structures engineer

This video presents Abbie Hutty, a spacecraft structures engineer who currently works on the X Mars Rover mission. Abbie emphasises the fact that it is a very sociable career, as it requires working with specialists from different departments. Abbie...

This is Engineering: robot maker

This resource is an interview with Halvard - a robot maker.

"Halvard grew up in Norway surrounded by farms and playing with Lego. As a Robotics Engineer, he combines his love for nature and putting things together to create robots that will revolutionise farming.

As a child, Halvard loved the...

Sports Technologist

Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best...

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