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Acticoat (Smith & Nephew)

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the use of metals to kill germs in the treatment of wounds.

'Silver Pants' is a humorous take on a modern application of ancient technology - using metals to kill germs. Smith & Nephew have developed a posh...

STEM Careers Awareness Leaflet

From the Centre for Science Education and the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, this leaflet provides some prompt questions that introduce creative and practical ways of raising STEM careers awareness. There is information on working with partners and also where further resources can be found.

Technology, Invention and Industry

This book from the SISCON series contains stories of inventions, studies two important modern industries (plastics and microelectronics) and looks at the effects of their developments on society in the 1980s.

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Rocket Science Activities

From NASA, these activities look at the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry to provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on experimentation. Rockets have formed the basis of space exploration.

Extensive teachers' notes, guidance and lesson plans...

Top Trumps

This resource from the Department for Education is a set of 'Top Trumps' cards, which help students reflect on the skills and personality traits of individuals in particular careers. The cards could be used as a starter activity before students reflect on their own attributes and interests.

STEM Choices: Personal Capabilities

These documents from the Department for Education provide tools to support the development of young students' knowledge and understanding of their personal skills and capabilities.

*Personal Capabilities Framework
This chart presents three domains for personal capability - thinking, self-belief and...

STEM Choices: a Resource Pack

This pack from the Department for Education was developed for careers education and information, advice and guidance (IAG) practitioners to support their work in engaging tutors, subject teachers, personal and careers advisers in the business of STEM careers awareness.

The resources are designed to boost the...

Explore the Possibilities

This publication from the Department for Education lists ten tips on how to help young students make informed decisions about STEM courses and careers. A list of useful websites including information on STEM initiatives and careers is also provided.

20 Top Tips for a Successful STEM Careers Day

This resource from the Department for Education provides some useful tips on how to organise a successful STEM careers day: from contacting your local STEM broker and organising exciting activities to involving sixth formers and STEM local employers.

London Engineering Project: Gender Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Guidelines

From the London Engineering Project, this document gives practical advice to practitioners about gender and cultural diversity, and suggests good practice in technology and engineering delivery.

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