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Human centered design - design kit

This website contains a range of human-centered design methods created by IDEO and shared through their online Design kit. The Design kit provides step by step instructions for each method, supporting students to unleash their creativity and putting people at the center of their design process...
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Green Buildings

This is one of a series of extended units, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, to provide in-depth coverage of a topic or an area of the curriculum. This unit was developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, which aimed to promote constructive energy education in...
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1990 - 1999

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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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Exploring the circular economy

The following lesson plans provide a good introduction to the circular economy, and can be taught in sequence or as stand-alone lessons.The lessons plans include:(1/5) Challenging common conceptions(2/5) Exploring the circular economy(3/5) Understanding the challenge of ‘finite’ resources(4/5) Designing for a...
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Ryde Academy STEM Blog

For some inspiration and to see how we have trialled and refined embedding STEM into the curriculum, please feel free to visit the blog I have created. www.rydestem.wordpress.com 
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Wind Tunnel Testing

In this activity, students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and explain the link between the test results from a wind tunnel and air resistance. The activity focuses on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and...
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Makerbot 3D printing educators guide and project ideas

This Makerbot educations guidebook supports the users of 3D printers to understand the basics on how 3D printers work and how to use them, including a crash course on 3D design. It provides nine, 3D printing lesson plans to integrate the technology into the classroom, bringing STEM and project based learning to a...
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Understanding electronic principles

These electronics resources from Kitronik help students to:Understand simple electronic componentsIdentify circuit symbolsCalculate resistance valuesCalculate capacitor valuesUnderstand how a potential divider worksUnderstand components such as thermistors, light dependent resistors, logic gates, integrated...
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Robots and artificial intelligence AI: lessons in the ethics of robots

This resource supports students to research and discuss the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). The resource provides a series of student tasks that explore the topic of whether robots are a threat to humanity. This resource would work well as a research topic for students undertaking projects in...
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People like me guidance

Developed by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, the People Like Me approach is an initiative designed to speak to girls aged 11-14 on their terms and demonstrate that STEM is very much for “people like them”. The two-and-a-half-hour People Like Me training for STEM Ambassadors covers the underlying...
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