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Heating and Cooling Materials

This resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about heating and cooling materials. Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry for primary level, it aims to develop key skills including: using a thermometer and reading the scale, using a stopwatch accurately, measuring volume and...

Mixing and Dissolving Materials

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about mixing and dissolving at primary level. It also aims to develop key skills including: using a thermometer and stopwatch, working cooperatively, choosing and using apparatus carefully,...

Rocks and Soils

This resource, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at the properties of rocks and soils. It provides background knowledge to support teachers about the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and about erosion and weathering. Investigations look at the properties of rocks and...

Irreversible Changes

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource aimed at primary level, provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about irreversible changes. Activities explore irreversible reactions which result in a new material which may be useful, such as making plastic with milk and vinegar...

Quality: A World of Career Opportunities

This activity is designed to be delivered by a STEM Ambassador who works as a quality professional.

Quality professionals are an essential part of every business in every sector around the globe, from electronics to engineering; roads to retail; finance to food.  They do a huge amount to help make businesses...

Mars Safari Education Pack

The Mars Safari Education Pack is is designed to leave primary school children feeling like they’ve explored the Red Planet! Working in small groups, children design and build their own ExoMars rover, analyse ‘Martian’ soil samples, safely navigate the Rover across the surface of Mars and make a solar light that...

Martian Explorers: Design a New Mars Rover

Aimed at the 11-14 age group, this is a unit of six one-hour design and technology lessons to develop an understanding of how systems on exploration robots are combined and collect data. Students are given a design brief to build their own model rover, experientially, to function in simulated Martian conditions....

Martian Explorers: Investigating the Engineering of the ExoMars Rover

This is a unit of three two hour lessons to consolidate understanding of the specialised materials and mechanisms used on exploration robots. Students build or test, or build and test these to develop knowledge and evaluate them.  These resources are aimed at the 14-16 age group.  The context is focussed on the...

Martian Explorers: How does the ExoMars Rover Work?

This resource provides a series of 1 hour lessons designed to help children understand the need for exploration robots and learn about how they function. They are based around the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new robotic rover Rosalind Franklin will explore Mars and send back data vital...

Martian Explorers: What are Space Robots?

This resource provides a series of lessons designed to help children understand the need for exploration robots and learn about how they work. The activities link mostly to D&T with a science context, though some of the activities are more focussed on learning in English.

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