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Getting practical - planning tool bookmark

The planning tool bookmark is a useful resource for teachers to put into their planning folders as it has questions for teachers to ask themselves when planning practical activities.

Atomic structure, periodicity and inorganic chemistry: delivery guide for AS and A level chemistry

This booklet contains a range of suggested activities and contexts for teaching about atomic structure, periodicity and inorganic chemistry at A level. Curriculum links include atomic structure, ionisation energy, ...

Systems Control and Electronics

These technical briefs focus on low cost approaches to accessing energy. This is vital to health and well being and low costs are particularly important to poorer communities in the developing world.

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Floating Garden STEM challenge

This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a low cost and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource...

Student-led STEM Clubs - Handbook

A useful handbook for setting up a student-led STEM club, with exemplars from three schools.

It is increasingly recognised that giving students opportunities to act as ambassadors and mentors for STEM subjects outside of school can be of great benefit to the individual, their institution, and to the broader...

Sound investigations

Purpose: As students progress through secondary science they will develop an understanding of waves as a means of transferring energy. Practical science activities around the study of sound are often used as a basis for understanding features of waves such as wavelength, frequency and amplitude. Digital technology...

Silver Award: Triathlon

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the bicycle used by an athlete in a triathlon: * Communications project - students gather information and give advice about which bike is suitable for a range of users. * Practical project - students undertake practical experiments to investigate the...

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...

Silver Award: Squeaky Clean

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to cleaning products and tackling microbes that spread disease: * Communications project - students act as health promotion specialists trying to persuade people about the need to wash hands after using the toilet. * Practical project - students...

Gold Award: Triathlon

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the sports equipment a triathlete may use:

* Communications project - students act as members of a research team that develops prosthetic limbs and running shoes. Funding for this work is required. Students devise an approach to suitable...

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