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Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the devastating effects of flooding caused by...

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 Careers Toolkit: secondary schools and colleges

The STEM Careers Toolkit for secondary schools and colleges is filled with creative ideas and practical suggestions on how to build STEM specific content into your careers strategy. Working through each Gatsby Careers Benchmark, it provides a...

6R's explained *suitable for home teaching*

These resources consist of a presentation and activity sheets to support design and technology students aged 14-16. It helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of sustainable development and the use of precious resources. The 6 R's are:

  • Rethink: what could be done differently?
  • Refuse...

Lesson 4 - Estimation

This resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh contains footage of a large dolphin pod, and asks students to use and justify their own assumptions in order to estimate how many dolphins are in the pod. 

The presentation also includes details of the wildlife seen in the video, a brief quiz and prompts...

Lesson 2 - Plotting coordinates (Maths)

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to read and plot coordinate points on behalf of a scientific research voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample...

Lesson 1 - Bearings

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to calculate the bearings and distances a ship will need to travel in order to complete a voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample sites.

To complete the task, students need to measure bearings, distances on a map and use...

Year 2 - Stage 7

In this activity children set up their pizzerias and practise working with money and paying for items using different combinations of coins. To add more real-life context, this stage could be completed as an after school event that parents could be invited to.

This is the seventh in a series of activities...

Year 2 - Stage 6

In this activity children design and make takeaway packaging and promotional material for their British pizzerias. Cross-curricular English opportunities are built in when the children plan and perform their own television advertisement.

This is the sixth in a series of activities where children work towards...

Year 2 - Stage 5

In this activity children make the food flag pizza that they have designed using the ingredients that they have been growing. This is an excellent opportunity to apply maths in a real-life context.

This is the fifth in a series of activities where children work towards an end goal of setting up a pizza...

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