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Glaciers and Climate Change

This resource consists of five lessons in which students research the effect of climate change on glaciers. The overall learning objectives for the lessons are: * To understand the definition of a glacier * To understand what glacier mass balance means (what inputs mass and what are the outputs) * To understand how...

STEM Club Activity: Smart Muscle

This resource looks at whether it is possible to mimic human movement by using prosthetic technology to make a ‘muscle’ for a new generation of robots, so they can lift their arms and grab objects.

Curriculum map for IBM SkillsBuild e-learning modules

STEM Learning has worked with IBM to increase the accessibility of its SkillsBuild e-learning resources. We have created guides to show which SkillsBuild content supports the specific learning objectives within a range of computing qualification specifications to help save teachers time when planning their...

RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch - RSPB resources 2022 (Welsh)

This collection supports learning about the identification of birds, aspects of literacy, mathematics and design and technology. Created to support the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, the activities may also be used independent of the larger survey at other...

RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch - RSPB resources 2022

This collection supports learning about the identification of birds, aspects of literacy, mathematics and design and technology. Created to support the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, the activities may also be used independent of the larger survey at other times of the year....

Sound and Light

This short film follows Martin Archer, from Imperial College, as he explores how to increase a child’s understanding of sound through a visual demonstration of a sound wave. He explains how a Rubens Tube can be used to show a sound wave by passing sound through a metal tube full of gas. The top of the tube has...

Under the Microscope: the State of Resourcing of Practical Science in Secondary Schools

This resource, commissioned by SCORE (Science Community Representing Education) and published in April 2013, reports on the findings of research into the nature of resourcing and funding of practical science within schools and sixth form colleges. The aim was to identify and understand types of issues that might be...

Resourcing Practical Work

These two reports were published by SCORE (Science Community Representing Education), in response to two commissioned reports - Under the Microscope: the...

Benchmarks for Secondary Schools

This document, published by SCORE, provides guidance to schools and colleges on the resourcing expectations of practical work in the sciences, to ensure all students receive a well-rounded science education.

It provides a comprehensive list of the levels of resourcing that SCORE considers necessary to carry...

All About Stem Cells

These activities, from Eurostemcell, introduce students to the science of stem cells and explore four basic themes in stem cell biology: 1. What is a stem cell? – what stem cells can do; types of stem cell 2. Where do embryonic stem cells come from? – the blastocyst; cell culture; IVF 3. Why bother with stem cells...

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