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UTOPIAE - CPD for Advanced Higher Physics/Maths teachers

UTOPIAE presents two problems with solutions for teachers of Advanced Higher students to consider introducing in their classrooms.A CPD workshop will be hosted in early 2019 at University of Strathclyde in the Aerospace Centre of Excellence's state of the art Concurrent Collaborative Design Studio in the...
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13 November 2018

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Pseudocode Challenge

This activity, created by Pete Dring and originally published here, contains a resource which is accessed via the web browser (although it is just on the local machine). The web page once loaded contains 20 interactive pseudocode challenges. The student has to work out what the pseudocode...
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Cryptography

Quantum computers will revolutionise secure communications, and will make some current encryption methods obsolete. This activity, takes in cutting-edge research at the UK Quantum Technology hubs but begins with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of encryption. Unplugged activities will help students to understand...
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Experiments on Coralline Algae as a Model to Examine the Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Variation

There are teacher notes and student materials which describe the research into the potential effects of climate change on a Coralline algae species. Curriculum links include biodiversity, sampling techniques, student t test, Simpson’s Index, photosynthesis, climate change, ecology, ecosystems, adaptation, distribution...
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Quantum Tech Teacher guide Diffraction patterns

Practical use of diffraction gratings include emission spectra as well as explorations of the wave-particle nature of light and the interference patterns that emerge.This resource supports teachers to build on established lab practical activities, introducing contextual links into cutting edge quantum research and...
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Budgeting

In this Core Maths task students are asked to create a budget plan for a mobile phone company covering the manufacturing, marketing and staffing costs. You may also want to see the Budgeting and foreign exchange Core Maths resource. Budgeting:  Lesson planThe teacher guidance includes suggestions for warm-up...
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Laser cooling

Lasers can be used to heat things up, and also to cool them down. Using carefully tuned lasers, scientists in the UK quantum technology hubs are able to slow atoms down to just a few centimetres per second, colder than the background of the universe. Students will learn about practical applications of atomic...
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GPS

Satellite navigation is a key technology for today’s society, allowing for global navigation on land, at sea and in the air. The technology depends upon accurate atomic clocks, which help us pinpoint our position to within a few metres. Developed by the UK Quantum Technology hubs, modern atomic clocks have...
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STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:
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TimPix: Whatever the Weather - Monitoring Peake Radiation Levels with Timepix

As part of the educational activities around the British astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (ISS), this project offers schools the unique opportunity to access and analyse ionising radiation data from the ISS. A variety of data sets will be available from the start with others being made...
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