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Build Your Own Universe

This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can also be used to show...

Respiration and Photosynthesis

This animation allows students to view the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. In particular, it tackles the common misconception among students that respiration in plants does not take place at the same time as photosynthesis...

The Science of Life

The Science of Life is a short careers booklet published by The Physiological Society that provides an introduction to the world of physiology with its focus on the science of how the body works. The booklet points out that students taking science and biology courses at GCSE and A-levels are already learning about...

Collating data sets

Purpose: Usually students work in groups at a practical activity, and use their own results to interpret the outcomes. For some investigations, it is helpful to use larger data sets, than single groups could collect during a lesson. Google forms provides a simple means of collating a large number of sets of data,...

Measuring the speed of sound using toilet rolls

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must use a laptop, tablet or phone, and a set of in ear headphones to carry out the experiment.  They also use a tube, in this example some stacked toilet rolls.  By using destructive interference of...

Work Experience and site tours in Construction: Employer Guidance

This work experience and site tour guide has been written for employers linked to the construction sector. It provides:

  • information on how to run a site visit, including a suggested timetable
  • activity suggestions for a one week work experience
  • guidance for planning workplace events...

Who wants that job

In this resource from the Construction Youth Trust, students are asked to identify, explore and understand labour market information related to specific roles and familiarise themselves with various STEM-related roles offered within the construction industry. The materials have been written to help a...

Speed networking session

This resource from the Construction Youth Trust contains guidance on running a carousel format careers event, whereby a range of different skilled industry participants host a table and facilitate conversations with students. The materials have been written to help non-teaching STEM professionals to work with...

Fact sheets

These fact sheets, from the National Physical Laboratory, are ideal posters for the classroom. They include illustrations and images to accompany the text. The following curriculum areas are covered: 

  • Acoustics: sound, frequency and ultrasound
  • Einstein: relativity, mass energy relation and...

Sensing: delivery guide for AS and A level physics

This booklet contains a range of suggested teaching activities and contexts for teaching about sensors at A level. Curriculum links include current, potential difference, resistance, conductance, e.m.f., power, potential divider, circuits, symbols, electrical characteristics, potential dividers, resistivity,...

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