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Science Education Tracker

Young people’s views on science education and careers.

Saving lives at sea

RNLI lifeboat systems engineer, Rhodri Lewis, saves lives at sea through engineering. In this video he talks about his job in the RNLI and the journey that he took to become an engineer.

Programming for dementia

Severin Skillman develops software applications and systems to help dementia patients. In this video he talks about his work with the UK Dementia Research Institute, working to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia in their own home and to delay the disease progression.

Magpies

Data on magpies has been collected for more than 100 years – this data set, collected across Europe, brings this historical data into one convenient file.

The resource includes relevant information relating to the measurement of magpies, alive or dead, as well as migration patterns and distribution across...

Lesson 3 - Plotting coordinates (Geography)

In this resource students are asked to explore longitude and latitude on behalf of a scientific research vessel.

In addition to introducing students to the idea of lines of latitude and longitude on the globe, the materials ask students to find the latitude and longitude of given points, and to plot the...

Global project ideas

Global project ideas are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food. They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by communities in the developing world, and how they can...

Water and sanitation videos

Practical Action helps local communities in the developing world gain access to services such as water and sanitation, vital for a decent quality of life. Some examples of how they go about doing this and the technologies involved are demonstrated in these videos:

  • Dying for a drink - solar powered...

Energy videos

The problems caused by lack of access to energy, and renewable energy solutions implemented by Practical Action are shown in this series of videos.

 

Benefits of smoke hoods: Discusses the benefits to health and how food is cooked.

Dying for a drink - solar powered water pump: Installing a...

Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

Regreen the desert

Practical Action have supplied this teacher's pack to challenge students to use their STEM skills to come up with solutions to a problem of water shortage in Sudan. The pack includes a PowerPoint presentation and Teacher Guide so that teachers can outline the problem to their students. The PowerPoint makes...

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