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Evaluating statements about probability

This is a concept development lesson that is designed to assess how well students understand the concepts of:

  • Equally likely events
  • Randomness
  • Sample size

The central theme of the lesson is to address common misconceptions relating to probability. The main activity is to...

Drones friend or foe

The drone resource box is aimed at key stage 3 or key stage 4 students and could be used as a six-session curriculum resource or a drop down activity day. The resource explores how drones work and how they can be used for civilian, humanitarian and commercial purposes. Each...

STEM careers toolkit: secondary school student survey

 

This student survey can be used to measure student attitudes towards the STEM subjects and their interest in careers in the STEM sector.

It is also a useful 'before and after' tool for measuring the impact of activities such as off-timetable days or STEM clubs.

Balancing Chemical Equations

With this simulation students can explore the conservation of mass and balance chemical equations. Sample learning objectives include: *Balance a chemical equation. *Recognize that the number of atoms of each element is conserved in a chemical reaction. Describe the difference between coefficients and subscripts in...

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.

 

 

Around the World *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity, students use the speed, distance, time equation to calculate how long it takes to travel to destinations around the globe from the UK via today's global transport options. They are then introduced to a new concept to global travel: the vacuum tube train - will this solve some of the problems they...

Fractional Distillation *suitable for home teaching*

This film, form Twig World, looks at how the industrial process of fractional distillation transforms crude oil into a variety of products, from plane fuel to road surfacing. The key points made in the film are: •Extraction of crude oil from Fractional Distillation gives us many useful products. •First it is...

Current Affairs: Christmas

Using data from a report by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, this resource from the Royal Society provides a useful set of questions for looking at trends in energy use. Although there are some categorical answers to the questions on the activity sheet, some ask the students to put forward plausible...

What is a Volcano?

This film, from Twig World, looks at the cycle of lava as a destructive and constructive force, building the structure of volcanoes and powering their devastating impact. The key points made in the film are: •Volcanoes are landforms that occur along plate boundaries. •Volcanoes consist of a magma chamber, main...

What is 3D printing?

This video provides a great overview to 3D printing, looking first at different ways of manufacture, before explaining the 3D printing process. The video is presented by the Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, Professor Tim Minshall, and would well as an introduction to 3D printing or as a revision video...

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