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Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging....
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2000 - 2009

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Space Radiation

For teachers of advanced physics who may have an interest in computing, this Astro-Pi activity explores radiation in space and considers how it might affect human health. Humans currently live aboard the International Space Station, where they are exposed to radiation emanating from the Sun and from cosmic ray sources...
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2010 to date

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Skype Call An Engineer @ BuroHappold

I would like to share with you an exciting outreach programme that we here at BuroHappold Engineering have developed. BuroHappold is a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm, involved in almost all aspects of designing the built environment. As a company we coordinate numerous outreach opportunities, one...
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22 June 2018

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Corner to Corner

In this Nuffield activity students investigate how different numbers of squares can be joined corner to corner and the effect their arrangement has on the area of the rectangle that encloses the squares.The key processes developed in this activity are:*Representing - determining which aspects to investigate and record...
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2010 to date

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Science Debate Kits

Find resources and download free Debate Kits: debate.imascientist.org.ukThese Science Debate Kits give teachers everything they needed to run a debate on a set topic and help their students develop their evaluation skills. The activities provide a structured way to start discussions and to engage...
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21 March 2018

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Satellite Telemetry Interpretation

As part of the FUNcube STEM satellite outreach programme we have developer a student and teachers pack showing how to interpret rea data from graphs.These can be found at: https://funcube.org.uk/education-outreach/
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14 March 2018

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National engineering competition for girls

Talent 2030’s National Engineering competition for girls is a free competition that runs every year and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school. The competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, to get creative, get thinking and most of all...
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2010 to date

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Fashion Entrepreneur

Scheduling jobs in a fashion workshop is the context for this Nuffield exploration. There are six people in the workshop and a series of jobs to be completed in one day.The key processes which developed include:*Representing - identifying factors that affect decisions, producing a clear plan for the six people who...
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2010 to date

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Beach Guesthouse

This Nuffield exploration is a simulation of a booking system for a small guesthouse. Students have to manage the bookings and, as far as possible, arrange to give people the accommodation they request.The key processes in this exploration are :*Representing - finding and using alternative ways to handle a large...
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2010 to date

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Sending Texts

This Nuffield investigation involves determining the number of text messages sent if four people send texts to each other, and then extending this for different numbers of people.*Key processes applicable to this activity are:*Representing - choosing method of representation to show the texts sent andchoice of method...
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2010 to date

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