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Divide and conquer

This activity provides a mathematical problem that is solved in a simple way. It relates to the way algorithms are used in search engines and links to problem solving in maths. The context is that of Santa trying to find his socks in one of 1024 boxes, which a...

Project ENTHUSE: why your business should go back to school: how you can inspire the next STEM generation

This guidance is aimed at businesses and other organisations looking to provide support and inspiration for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools.  It is based on consultation with teachers, further developed through debate between teachers, businesses and learned societies.  Teachers...

Dripping taps

These resources explore the importance of saving water and how students can make small changes that have a big impact.

The collection includes activities suitable for key stages 1 and 2 as well as students in key stage 3 and 4. Each of the resources use the idea of a dripping tap to cover key mathematical...

STEM Clubs: tips for success

Challenges

 

STEM Clubs: funding

Ways to fund your club

Running a club on a shoestring

Separating Solutions

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of separating solutions, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes...

Solutions

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of solutions, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes diagnostic...

Substance

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of substance, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes diagnostic...

Rocket Day

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture and use of parts for a small rocket. It includes exemplar CAD files for the rocket head, holder and launchpad, and pictures of a completed product. The rocket uses a commercially sourced chemical motor. The classification of these motors is explained and safety...

Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

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