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Heart Beaters (Ages 9-11)

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at the function of the heart, how exercise affects heart rate, and the rate of recovery after exercise. Linked to PE and the topic animals including humans, it also aims to develop enquiry skills.

Lessons are introduced by the character Fizzy, who sets children a...

Magnet Maze * suitable for home learning*

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science and design and technology. This resource focusses on developing understanding of magnetic materials by producing a maze game.

Magnets...

STEM Learning primary magazine - spring 2017

In this issue of the STEM Learning magazine Alison Hogben describes how the mastery approach to teaching mathematics can significantly impact the teaching and learning in a primary school in the article Mastering mathematics. the magazine also features the following articles:

  • STEM Ambassadors help...

10 years of impact on teachers, pupils and schools - lessons in excellent science education

This Impact Summary, published in 2015, showed how for the previous ten years the National Science Learning Network had provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and other STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

STEM Learning primary magazine - autumn 2016

This issue of the magazine focuses on assessment in primary education, how to drive science education in the primary classroom,  demonstrates the effects of using a pulley and even how to open a museum in a school! Karen Brunyee,Primary Professional National Lead, describes how to incorporate STEM...

National STEM Learning Network: regional programme - evaluation report 2015-2016

In 2015-16, the regional Network has been found to have sustained a strong upward trajectory in the amount of CPD that it is delivering, increasing its level of CPD delivery by 45% compared to 2014-15, and surpassing the levels of CPD delivery achieved in previous years.  

The Network has also forged new...

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...

Forces and Magnets

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of magnets at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces class investigations on magnetic materials and on the forces of attraction and repulsion using bar magnets. It demonstrates how to make a compass and looks at the Earths’ magnetic...

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