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Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

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...

Radar: seeing the unseen

This activity booklet uses the real life context of air traffic control using radar signals to identify the position of an aeroplane that students act out. It provides them with an opportunity to use their knowledge of waves and speed = distance / time to calibrate and calculate the distance a plane is from the...

Controlling Plant Cell Division to Enhance Biofuel Production

Produced in 2015, these post-16 resources look at how the control of cell division can lead to the production of lignified (woody) tissue. This has direct applications for producing greater quantities of energy rich biofuels. The resources are based on the...

Sustainable Science

This resource looks at types of home insulation, heat loss and calculating pay back time in order to justify choices of insulation. The videos look at materials used in house construction, properties of materials, heat transfer and solar energy. These resources were Supported and funded by National STEM...

BP in Business Case Studies

This case study from BP Educational Service offers students aged 14-19 an insight into how a global business works. The study explores how BP's marketing team decides on place of sale, price and promotion for a product.

This resource is also suitable for Business Studies students.

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.

Case Study: Buying Medicines Online

In this resource students apply ethical values to a hypothetical situation. A range of medicines are available to order on the internet, either with or without a prescription. The resource begins by summarising relevant legislation and looking at what medicines are...

Case Study: Genetic Profiling

In this resource students look at the ethical issues surrounding the ability of people to pay for a DNA analysis service to find out their personal susceptibility to certain diseases and conditions. The resource gives information about genetic conditions which can be...

The Ethics of Personalised Healthcare

In this resource students consider the ethical values of personalised healthcare. The Council reported that there are five widely acknowledged ethical values are identified that should be taken into consideration when weighing up the potential harms and benefits of...

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