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Space Radiation

For teachers of advanced physics who may have an interest in computing, this Astro-Pi activity explores radiation in space and considers how it might affect human health. Humans currently live aboard the International Space Station, where they are exposed to radiation emanating from the Sun and from cosmic ray...

National engineering competition for girls

  • Talent 2030’s National Engineering competition for girls is a free competition that runs every year and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school. The competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century...

Global CREST challenges

Global CREST challenges are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.  They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by...

Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.

Public Health

Produced as part of the Debating Matters series, this activity looks at the Government's role in public health and what actions should be taken to prevent unhealthy life choices.

Governments have sought to improve public health by advertising, campaigns and targeted programmes. However, some have started to...

Engaging Mathematics 2

Engaging Mathematics 2, written by David Wells, invites the reader to reflect on their own mathematical activity. Do you tackle mathematics by turning to paper and pen, the computer, experimental apparatus or think in images and/or symbols? It is likely that the reader uses each process at some point but when and...

Engaging Mathematics 1

Engaging Mathematics 1, written by David Wells, first invites the reader to ask questions that relate to given situations. Mathematical growth often mirrors the questions and problems posed at the time. The reader is taken through some past developments in order to reflect on how aspects of mathematics are...

Engaging Mathematics 3

The third booklet in the Engaging Mathematics series, written by David Wells, invites the reader to consider different ways of looking at situations. Being able to relate to situations, experiences, structures, language and form is an important feature of learning. This is particularly so in mathematics when...

Sources of Mathematical Discovery

This resource, published at a time when teachers had become aware of the tremendous need for motivational topics in mathematics, gives students an appreciation of, and insight into, mathematics and helps adopt an experimental attitude to the teaching and learning of the subject. The book contains ten units.

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Investigations in Mathematics

This resource provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for teachers looking to enrich the curriculum with investigative mathematics. There is a mix of examples drawing out the mathematics from a wide range of everyday objects and activities. The activities are split into six units.

  1. In Search of...

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