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Seeing Temperatures

This activity allows students to investigate how images are produced from data streams by using first a spreadsheet and then an image-processing program. They then go on to see how the usefulness of such a monochromatic image may be enhanced by using lookup tables and calibration. The materials used focus on the...

Building Images

In this activity, students create colour images from satellite data. This allows them to study how different surfaces reflect different wavelengths of light, how coloured images are created using an RGB model, and how band combinations can be chosen to examine a particular landscape effectively.

Product analysis: impacts on people and the environment

This resource from Practical Action includes a presentation and worksheets which give Key Stage Three and Four students opportunities to understand more about the impact of existing and new products on people and the environment. The presentation is packed with useful activities to reinforce students' learning. The...

STEM Ambassador events and volunteering

An updated calendar of events for STEM Volunteers. Most events are practical and involve mentoring a small team of young people through an engineering challenge leading to a performed test or display of the engineering. Resources and activities explore maritime, construction and aviation. Projects delve into...

Science Debate Kits

Find resources and download free Debate Kits: debate.imascientist.org.uk

These Science Debate Kits give teachers everything they needed to run a debate on a set topic and help their students develop their evaluation skills. The activities provide a structured way to start...

VIDEO BLOG ON AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

I have been teaching Diseases and Infections, an interesting BTEC Level 3 module on microbes, diseases, the immune sustem and the impact infections/diseases have on society. I feel that I would like to make it a personalised journey for each student to pass on to another student by watching a 1-2 min mini...

Climate Change - Who Is in Control?

Produced by Practical Action, this role play activity activity helps students explore who should take responsibility for reducing the effects of climate change.

Students use role play involving different perspectives to promote discussion and debate. Designed to take place over two to three lessons, the...

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...

Evidence for the frontline: more questions than answers

This  Powerpoint presentation from the May 2016 STEM Research Conference  explains the background to the Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) scheme which was intentended to develop and test ways of enhancing...

First Steps with Microbits for data-logging and modelling

Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects.  This guide is mainly concerned with how to access the micro:bit's sensors to...

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