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How to make your own hovercraft

This resource shows how you can successfully lift a person off the ground using two cordless leaf blowers, problem-solving skills and some STEM knowledge: the same knowledge and skills that are used to design hovercraft.

Curriculum links include:

forces - Balanced and unbalanced...

Euler's characteristic

This resource explores how 'Euler's characteristic' has had an impact on many aspects of real-life, from computing to the shape of a football. The has been created by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with Tomorrow's Engineers as a STEM club or STEM Ambassador activity, but can also be adapted by...

People like me long session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM...

People like me mothers and daughters session

This session aims to help students to make career decisions, as they can think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions
The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but where STEM knowledge is...

Taking a Risk

This resource from the Department for Education is designed to use and apply the uncertain and difficult nature of probability calculations in the real world through the work of an actuarial trainee. Students are provided with data on sea piracy, and use this to calculate the annual cost of piracy to the shipping...

Working Internationally

This resource from the Department for Education is designed to help students to understand the relative nature of time, and how this affects working in an international environment.

Students are required to record the time in different time zones on the provided worksheet. They then consider some of the...

Future Morph: Client Development Manager

This Future Morph video introduces client development manager Henry Smith who discusses how he uses data analysis techniques he learnt in maths and science in his work. Henry's company has high profile clients and he helps them to understand their customers so that targeted marketing campaigns can be developed. A...

Careers in Energy

This publication from BP Educational Services gives a guide to careers in the energy business. It includes biographies of real-life role models, and information on desirable generic employability skills, which are valued across sectors.

The role model examples include a geologist, gas trader, commercial and...

Safety Matters

In this activity, students are asked to analyse data to work out which form of personal transport is currently the least safe. They then consider what safety features are in use at the moment.

Students brainstorm and rank transport systems in order of safety. They then interpret the data in the Safety...

Car of the Future

Many different personal attributes can impact on road safety including a person's vision, ability to concentrate, reaction times and mobility. The car of the future should be designed to help people overcome these issues.

In this activity students design investigations to test reaction times and ability to...

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