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Gold award: compare the properties of different fabrics

In this project, students compare the properties of a range of fabrics made from different fibres. The fabrics could be woven or knitted and they could be made from natural fibres such as cotton and wool or synthetic fibres such as nylon. Students should investigate physical properties, such as strength, ...
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Gold award: investigate the froth on fizzy drinks

Students will investigate if the decay pattern always the same and work out if it is ‘exponential’. They will also design and test a way of maximising the froth on fizzy drinks. They then carry out some research into the various mechanisms used by manufacturers to give their beers extra head, for example,...
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Gold award: design and make your own skateboard

To begin the project, students:• Carry out some research into skateboard design and how they vary. • Find out about the different components - how are they manufactured and designed? • What different shapes and sizes are skateboards available in? • Research the science behind skateboarding. What affects performance?...
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ENTHUSE partnership impact report 2017

ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning on a two-year intensive programme to raise aspiration and achievement in STEM subjects. Each Partnership can access up to £20,000 worth of support, including face-to-face CPD, in-school...
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STEM learning secondary and FE magazine: spring 2018

This issue of the magazine includes the following articles:Have your Pi and eat it too by Michael AndersonBananas are big business by Ed WalshThe E in STEM by Gill Collinson and Gemma TaylorCelebrating International Darwin Day by Simon QuinnellApplying learning in science practicals by Mark LangleyZombies,...
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This will revolutionize education

This video explores how technology has always been expected to replace teachers.  It concludes that a teacher’s purpose is not to transmit information, but to guide the social process of learning. To challenge, inspire and excite their students to want to learn.https://stemlearning.wistia.com/medias/...

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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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System Reset Design and Technology for a Circular Economy

The activities in this collection, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, are all designed to introduce the principles of the circular economy to students in secondary school. Before teaching the activities, it is recommended that teachers firstly introduce the concept of the circular economy using the introductory...
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Robot builder's bonanza

 This book features fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organisation to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. Take his heavily illustrated 'bible' of amateur robotics home and start buildings robots today.
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2001

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Using woodwork tools

This book describes a variety of woodworking tools and how to use them.
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1974

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