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This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a cheap and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource can...
A poster or handout showing semi-conservative DNA replication, the cell cycle and the stages of mitosis.
A set of 66 STEM Careers posters to develop children's knowledge of the range of STEM careers available to them.
Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best...
This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses.
The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.
This article looks at epigenetics in plants.
Rooted to the spot, plants cannot run away from problems. Instead, they adjust their growth and metabolism to cope. So, exposed to strong winds, plants grow shorter, broader stems and smaller leaves; or if temperatures approach freezing, many plants synthesise ‘...
This poster gives students some amusing reasons why renewable energy is cool. When it is viewed electronically hyperlinks can be followed to related articles. It's great as a starting point for discussion, and why not ask students to design their own posters?
Poster illustrating renewable energy in action in developing countries.
O.R. is the science of better decision-making and this scheme encourages school-age students to grasp the real-life applications of mathematics.
These free sessions from the O.R. Society excite interest in STEM, get students to consider careers in analytics and help them see the world in a new way.