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Flying dragon

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to explore the overlap between art and engineering. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team to design and build a moving model of a flying dragon. Pupils will learn what a crank is and how they work, how to measure the forces of a crank and how to build...

CD racer

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn about speed and acceleration. Pupils can work as part of a team or individually to design and build a moveable object out of everyday items, which they will showcase in a final race session. Through this activity, pupils will learn about the impact of...

Mechanical hand

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how to make their own mechanical hand using everyday materials to help prevent the spread of germs. The video provides step by step instructions on how to make your mechanical hand as well as offering further information around the physics of the...

Cork launcher

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how forces affect the motion of a projectile, the optimum angles for launching a projectile the farthest and the effects of potential and kinetic energy by designing and making their own cork launcher. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team,...

STEM Clubs resource videos: Movie music

The below videos have been created to demonstrate the themes and activities in the Movie music...

Mission to the Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Activities are...

Community STEM Clubs poster

STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...

Just Add Water

Aimed at primary level, the seventeen activities this pack investigate science around the theme of water. They link to the topics of states of matter, materials, electricity and area of design and technology and geography.

The activities include: creating a model of the water cycle, demonstrating surface...

Manufacturing - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on manufacturing on a small-scale. It is an important livelihood for many people in the developing world and businesses are usually run by a family or a small group within the same community.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available...

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