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Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

STEM Club Activity: milking it

This activity looks at the use of plastics. Because the manufacture of plastics requires huge quantities of oil and produces pollutants including greenhouse gases alternative sources of raw materials are required. This activity will enable students to explore how to make plastics and experiment with different...

Campus Science: science busking pack

This Science Busking Demo Pack from the British Science Association describes 30 quick demonstrations for use at public events or science fairs.

This resource has been put together by science made simple and is intended for use by 16+ year olds, though if deemed suitable they can be adapted for use by under...

Corner to Corner

In this Nuffield activity students investigate how different numbers of squares can be joined corner to corner and the effect their arrangement has on the area of the rectangle that encloses the squares.

The key processes developed in this activity are:

*Representing - determining which aspects to...

Introducing financial mathematics: a practical guide for key stage three and four

Being financially capable means having the confidence, skills and knowledge we need to manage money well, now and in the future. The development of financial capability is life-long and includes the ability to adapt the approach to money management in response to changes in personal and financial circumstances....

STEM Ambassador support: routes into engineering

This information bulletin, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, is aimed at teachers to help them encourage students into engineering careers. The bulletin provides three case studies about young engineers and also provides a selection of activities to engage students in thinking about engineering concepts and to...

STEM Club Support: the right switch

This activity is aimed at using a new material QTC (Quantum Tunnelling Composite). The aim of the activity is to encourage students to think creatively about new uses for this material. It can be used to make fabric switches for example and it has great potential for helping save on the space and weight that new...

Accident investigation - a clean break?

In this activity, students study materials that have been broken in various ways in order to find ways of distinguishing between natural or deliberate breakage.

Sometimes, what looks like an accident turns out not to be. It may be vandalism, insurance fraud or even murder....

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