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Gold award: investigate the properties of materials used for saucepans

Students investigate the properties of materials used for cooking utensils in order to collect quantitative data.  For example, if testing for thermal conductivity they should gain a value for the rate at which heat flows through a cross-sectional area of material.  Students should also find out if...
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What were the Egyptian pyramids made from?

A team activity that results in team debating how the pyramids were actually built.Teams work on either a case for Dimensional Stone, cut from a quarry face and transported to site while the other team build a case for an early precast work, hydraulic lime morter was cast in situ blocks and erected on the site of the...
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26 March 2018

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Hypatia Gender Criteria for Schools, Industry and Museums

Hypatia Gender Criteria for Schools, Industry and Museums
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26 February 2018

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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
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14 September 2017

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Diagrams

These collection of diagrams include: Chapter 1: The Earth, e-m radiation absorption in the atmosphere, features on the Moon, eclipse diagrams and shadow sticks. Chapter 2: Planetary data, conjunctions and opposition, Kepler’s second law, and exoplanet detection. Chapter 3: Views of the night sky and constellations,...
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Students' Guide to Controlled Assessment

The guide to controlled assessment covers the following areas: - What is controlled assessment in GCSE Astronomy? - Guidance for designing observations - Guidance for making observations - Guidance for analysing observations - Guidance for evaluating your project - Presenting your final report - Useful dos and dont’s...
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: webinar transcript

Transcript of the Q&A webinar held on 2015-05-06.(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course run by the University of Leeds in association with the Science Learning Network.)
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21 June 2017

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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: round table transcript

Transcript of the full round table discussion excerpts of which form the video on Step 2.4 of the course ("Using questions and facilitating discussion").Provided by permission of Chris Harrison, Andrea Mapplebeck, Andy Fehler, Jonathan Lye and Martha Worthington.(This resource was used to support the...
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21 June 2017

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Networks

This series of five one-hour lessons covers computer networks at secondary-school level. The objectives of the lessons are: *Describe what a network is, the difference between a LAN and a WAN and identify three network topologies. *Describe pieces of hardware that are needed in a network. *Explain what an IP address...
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2010 to date

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Hinge-point questions (HPQs) shared by learners on the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course

These hinge-point questions (HPQs - or more accurately, attempts at writing HPQs) were collected during Weeks 3 and 4 of past runs of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course led by Dylan William, Chris Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck.HPQs are a particular case of diagnostic...
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16 December 2016

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