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On-The-Spot Diagnosis for Cancer Patients

A case study produced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Researchers from the EPSRC-funded Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL) at the University of Birmingham, have developed a nanoscale device which can diagnose prostate cancer with more accuracy than current tests....

THE BENEFITS OF PLAY

THE BENEFITS OF PLAY

An occasional paper by

Dr William Lockitt

Intended audience:

The paper is aimed at raising awareness to the importance of play in education and highlight some of the current research available. It is...

UTOPIAE - CPD for Advanced Higher Physics/Maths teachers

UTOPIAE presents two...

Fireworks: an Explosive Business

This Catalyst article looks at fireworks and their history, how they are made and set off, and what gives them their colours and effects. The basic chemistry used in fireworks is looked at and how they work once the fuse is ignited.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2...

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,...

University endorsement statements

This resource is a collection of statements from over 40 universities and higher education groups in support of Core Maths. University statements include those from the London School of Economics, the Universities of Bath, Cambridge, Leeds Newcastle, Southampton Warwick, York, Southampton plus many more. ...

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...

ESERO-UK resource audit

This audit of space related educational material was commissioned by the UK Space Agency and the ESERO-UK, in support of their future education campaigns. This report summarises the findings of the Space Education Resources Review that took place between November 2017 and April 2018. The report is divided into...

STEM learning secondary and FE magazine: summer 2018

This issue of magazine includes the following articles:

  • Preparing BTEC students for university by Adrian Greenall
  • Future careers in magic by Dave Gibbs
  • What does a good science scheme of learning look like? by Mark Langley
  • Exploring our universe by Tom Lyons
  • Moving...

Marsquake: seismology on another planet

The MarsQuake project provides a set of teaching resources and classroom activities that can use real data and images sent back from the 2018 NASA InSight mission to Mars.

Aimed at 11–18 year-olds (KS 3, 4 and 5), these activities include modelling and locating meteorite impacts, or marsquakes, which will...

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