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In this activity students make a Gratzel solar cell and generate electricity.
Requires purchase of a solar cell kit.
In this activity, students explore how to use the sun to tell the time and employ a range of mathematical skills to understand the theory and to construct a sundial for themselves. The case study is contextualised through a video about sundials and an interview given by a gnomonist who explains how mathematics is...
Sun|trek is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth's environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists, working with teachers and educators. It is closely linked to the UK school curriculum Sun|trek have produced projects for schools, at Key Stage 4, using...
This Cre8ate maths activity draws on measuring stretchiness which involves the collection of real data, calculating percentages and experimental design. This resource models one way in which engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials. Here students investigate the...
Everyone loves good movies, TV shows and fairy tales, but each of them contain a surprising number of opportunities for STEM to be explored. This resource set provides students with the chance to discover some of the ‘magic’ behind well-known movies, facts and fairy tales. Could you really make a skate board hover...
This handy guide has been produced with a view to helping others deal with the practicalities of starting up a STEM Club. The guide includes advice on the following:
- Decide on why you want to set up a STEM club
- Approach people who might be interested in getting involved
- Timing ...
This series of five videos describes what one needs to consider when setting up a STEM club, and the range of different ways in which one can approach it.
Benefits of setting up a club
What to do and how to do it...
The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.
Awards and competitions
The videos below describe how students can be involved in STEM clubs, and how STEM clubs can also benefit from STEM Ambassadors and other volunteers.
Involving external volunteers
The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.
Working with your local community
Working with other schools...