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Variables Unplugged

This activity away from the computer is from the Barefoot Computing project. It is intended to provide a theoretical understanding of why and how variables are used in computer programming, using the example of score-keeping in a classroom quiz. Involving several volunteers from the group, the activity uses...

Scratch Maths Quiz Variables

This Barefoot Computing resource builds on the ‘Maths quiz with selection’ learning activities which should be undertaken first.

It involves improving an existing Scratch maths quiz and adding score-keeping using variables – a quiz Scratch file is provided for students who do not have access to one they made...

Food Technologist

Jessica Chambers is a food technologist at Sainsbury's. This video could be useful when teaching microbiology, food technology, or as a context for applied science. Jessica's job allows her to gain experience of work in many different areas that include:

development of new products and ensuring they remain...

Sporting performance

Ready, set go! Playing sport is a fundamental part of our society, but how will it change in the future? Which new technologies and innovations will help us to get the most out of our favourite activities?

How can we live smarter?

Human beings are pretty smart. We have transformed the world and thought up some wondrous inventions. But what will the future hold for planet Earth and the people who inhabit it? Can we use new technology and innovations to improve the quality of our lives as well as the world we live in?

How could we augment ourselves?

The human body is an amazing piece of engineering. For thousands of years it has kept us running, thinking and, best of all, staying alive! But are there scientific innovations that we can use to make our bodies even better?

What is engineering? Careers booklet

A leaflet for students aged 11 to 16, describing what engineering is and explaining the different routes into engineering.

The work that engineers do affects billions of people. It is creative and hands-on. It is about solving problems, designing things and improving things. As an engineer, you could tackle...

Parents' guide to engineering careers

This easy to read Tomorrow’s Engineers guide helps parents and carers understand more about engineering careers and routes into engineering, providing tips on how to recognise and encourage their child’s engineering talent.

Engineering careers notes for teachers

There is a high demand for engineers in the UK – in fact engineering is one of the most in demand jobs globally. From apprentices to technicians; graduates to postgraduates – engineers are needed at all levels, in a wide range of sectors.

This leaflet from Tomorrow’s Engineers helps teachers explain the...

A guide to vocational and apprenticeship routes into engineering

There are different routes into engineering, including apprenticeships, university and vocational qualifications. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with studying for vocational qualifications, or even a degree at university. 

This Tomorrow’s Engineers booklet, aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds, answers...

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