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Chemical eruption

Students recreate the reaction of a volcano using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (dilute acetic acid).

Good vibrations

Students can see sound vibrations through these three practical engaging experiments.

Over the rainbow

Students experiment with prisms and 3D cinema glasses to explain some of the interesting properties of light and their cinematic application.

Magic drum

In this activity students make their own zoetrope, which creates the illusion of a moving pictures by rapidly spinning individual static pictures. A movie is traditionally made from 24 frames of individual images played per second to create the moving picture.  Originally a vintage toy from the 1830s, a zoetrope (...

Rochester Bridge Trust Learning about Bridges Education Kit

The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 to provide a crossing over the River Medway in Kent.  The Trust still provides free bridges today.  The Trust is passionate about bridge building and wants to encourage young people to find out more about bridges and become as enthusiastic as we are!  

Our...

F1 in Schools: Design and Technology - Specification

In this session, students start to plan the creation of their team’s car by writing a specification for its design. Before starting the brief for their own car, students are encouraged to use the “Guess the function” activity from F1 in schools Curriculum Resource to relate function and form. From this starting...

Brompton Bicycle: Key Stage 3 Resources

These activities have been developed to give students an opportunity to experience the kind of thinking that underpins innovation and project development at Brompton Bicycle. Each activity focuses on a different design characteristic and presents students with a brief requiring them to explore current design...

Constellation

Using sparkles to light the night sky. It is possible to make them ‘twinkle’ or use an LDR so they only light up in the dark.

The James Dyson Foundation: Ideas Box

This resource aims to get students excited about engineering. Students begin by considering “What is a design engineer” and then embark on a design hunt in the classroom to find an everyday object that can be improved and redesigned.

Logo intro worksheets

Differentiated editable Worksheets that can be used with any Logo interface eg TurtleAcademy, StarLogo, PurpleMash Logo. Worksheet 1 can also be used with Probotix as it doesn't use the ARC command.

For an extra challenge, learners could "translate" the Logo commands into Python Turtle commands.

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