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STEM Learning magazine: primary - summer 2016

This STEM Learning magazine aimed at all primary teachers contains articles devoted to teaching science, mathematics, design and technology and computing at primary level. Articles include: 

  • What does primary STEM look like?
  • Taking the next step in coding
  • Could the...

Issue 39: It's in the News! Space Junk

This activity from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Primary magazine takes the issue of space junk as its central theme. There are opportunities to develop and understanding of time and time zones, probability, mass, speed and large numbers relating to distances.

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Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...

The Great British Space Dinner - Primary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains six lessons:

Lesson 1 – All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This lesson sets the scene for the sequence of lessons with a brief Introduction to the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge.

Lesson 2: Fit...

Spaghetti bridges

This activity could be used in Key Stage 2 as a stand-alone activity, as a focused task to develop skills in the use of the glue gun, or as part of a structures project investigating bridges.

In this activity, students develop both their skills in using a glue gun and demonstrate their understanding of how...

Moving pictures

In this activity students learn about:

- the type of movement generated using a slider and a lever

- how a slider and lever allow movement

- how to cut and assemble simple mechanisms using card and scissors

Minibeast trackers

In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play.

This lesson enables students to:

  • Treat animals in the environment with care and sensitivity
  • ...

STEM Learning primary magazine - summer 2018

The summer issue of the primary magazine includes the following articles:

  • Tools of the trade by Dave Parry
  • Myth busting with STEM Clubs by Joanne Mitchell
  • An amazing Shanghai adventure by Janet Spittals
  • Together is better by Samantha Maher
  • We're going on a bug hunt by...

STEM Learning primary magazine - spring 2018

This issue of the primary magazine includes articles on:

  • Evolve your teaching of evolution and inheritance by Karen Brunyee
  • Sailing ahead: the Polar Explorer programme by Bryony Turford
  • Beyond the partnership by Steve Thurgur
  • Outdoor learning with astronomy and space by Tom...

Maths dictionary

This maths dictionary provided by mathsphere, is likely to be useful for older primary students and their teachers.  It provides a definition for every term teachers are likely to come across when teaching and learning primary mathematics.

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