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A Walk through the Solar System

This simple activity will do more to impress on your students the remarkable engineering and scientific progress that has taken place over recent years than any other I have seen. Taking these small steps will enable your students to cope with the flood of information available and lead them on a path to...

Mr Cripps' Guide to the Universe

KS2, KS3, GCSE Powerpoint animation about scale and sizes of various astronomical objects. 

How exactly do all of those astronomical things shape up? Which are bigger & which are smaller than others? This Powerpoint animation shows the relative sizes of planets, the solar system, our galaxy and beyond. ...

Target 10

A little challenge for developing fluency - and perhaps creativity?

It might be a starter or end-of-lesson plenary.

As well as the successful completion of the calculations, there is a great opportunity for some diagnostic assessment through sharing and strategic questions.

Number square mystery

This little problem will be ideal for developing group work and discussion.

Cut out the clue cards for pupils to work with. There is a set of numbers to use or you may have similar.

The solution is quick and easy to check and may well lead to more questions...?

Stay-the-same numbers

A litte oral / visual activity that may be done whole class, small groups or individuals.

Based on familiar ideas - but used differently - children can be helped to see and articulate generalised situations.

Totally meeting the N.C. aims, this activity offers a problem which develops...

Secondary Design and Technology Introductory Challange - Airdrop Relief

A team working introductory design and technology activity for secondary students aged 11-16 working in small teams. The activity takes between 60-90 minutes to complete.

Activity Theme: Parachutes

STEM Links: Forces, Resistance, Design, Structural Aerodynamics,...

Peer Reviewing Hinge-Point Questions: Exemplars

To support you in writing your feedback we have provided three example responses to Step 3.8, with feedback. Take account of the examples when you provide your own feedback, but at the same time, don’t treat these as “model peer reviews”. You may also find it useful to remind yourself with the quizzes in Steps 3.3...

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