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How Old?

Using the data from CensusAtSchool 2006/2007, this data analysis resource looks at trends in life expectancy in populations. Students consider both the primary data collected from CensusAtSchool and secondary data about life expectancy and major causes of death. A plenary asks students to consider what they have...
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2010 to date

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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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Newton’s rings

A detailed investigation to measure the wavelength of sodium light.  This could be tied into red shift and the absorption spectrum.  Some specific equipment like a travelling microscope is required but should be accessible for most.
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2010 to date

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People like me long session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but may...
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2010 to date

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People like me mothers and daughters session

This session aims to help students to make career decisions, as they can think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directionsThe session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but where STEM knowledge is used.
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2010 to date

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An interesting pair of simultaneous equations

In this teacher presentation and collection of student worksheets a pair of simultaneous equations is given, one of which is non-linear. A second pair of similar simultaneous equations is given; that has the same solutions. Students are challenged to explain why.Each student worksheet contains different pairs of...
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2010 to date

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What’s f(500)?

A function is defined so that f(xy) = f(x) + f(y) for all positive integers x and y. Students are given the value of f(10) and (40) and are challenged to determine the value of f(500).In each student worksheet contains different values for f(10) and f(40) but for each example the value of f(500) all have something in...
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Wedged triangles

In this resource students are given an image of a reciprocal curve, y=k/x. Two tangents to the curve are used, together with the coordinate axes, to form an 'arrow head' quadrilateral under the curve. The challenge is to determine the area of the quadrilateral.The first step towards solving the problem involves...
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2010 to date

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Equal tangents

In this problem students are given two circles with tangents that meet at a point P. The distance along the tangents from the circles to the point P are equal in length. The challenge is to describe the relationship between the x and y coordinates of the point P, given the coordinates of the centre of the circles and...
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2010 to date

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Ratio of tans

In this resource students are given the coordinates for each vertex of a triangle, with two of the vertices being horizontal. The challenge is to determine the ratio of the tangents of two of the angles.Each student worksheet has a different triangle, but the solutions all have something in common.To find the solution...
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2010 to date

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