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Aimed at primary level, the seventeen activities this pack investigate science around the theme of water. They link to the topics of states of matter, materials, electricity and area of design and technology and geography. The activities include: creating a model of the water cycle, demonstrating surface tension,...

### Wavy Edges

Due to problems in the manufacture of tinplate coils, the edge of the strip can be slightly longer than the centre. This causes a 'wave' on the wall of the coil but can be rectified by differentially stretching the strip to make the edges flat. Students are required to apply Pythagoras' theorem to find the radius...

### Tin Can Design

Tin cans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this activity students consider the net of a tin can, the formula for the total surface area and the formula for the volume of the can. The first problem requires students to express the total surface area as a function of r by eliminating h. The second problem...

### STEM Clubs: step by step guide

This handy guide has been produced with a view to helping others deal with the practicalities of starting up a STEM Club. The guide includes advice on the following:

• Decide on why you want to set up a STEM club
• Approach people who might be interested in getting involved
• Timing
• ...

### STEM Clubs: setting up a club

This series of five videos describes what one needs to consider when setting up a STEM club, and the range of different ways in which one can approach it.

Benefits of setting up a club

Practical considerations

What to do and how to do it...

### STEM Clubs: reaping rewards

The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.

Awards and competitions

Life skills

Professional development...

### STEM Clubs: identity and impact

The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.

Working with other schools

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### STEM clubs: getting started videos and a step by step guide

STEM Clubs are individual to each school and there is no fixed formula for running one. There is, however, plenty of support available for those wanting to start one, and for existing club leaders who want to develop their club further.

This collection includes a step by step guide which...

### Silver Award: Future Travel

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable transport:

* Communications project - students gather information and produce a balanced view on the costs and benefits of using hydrogen as fuel for vehicles.

* Practical project - students investigate the factors that affect...

### Science at home

Aimed at primary level, this pack contains activities that can be done with materials easily found at home. These activities are an ideal way for the whole family to take part in science activities without needing hours of preparation. The activities cover a mixture of topics including: changing state, properties...