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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...

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 7 - Negative numbers under the sea

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to help a team of scientists to investigate Lexington Seamount, a newly named underwater volcano located in the Coral Sea, off of Australia's east coast...

Lesson 6 - Hotspot Migration activity

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to measure the distances between the seamounts and reefs on a map, convert their readings into kilometres, and plot the data on...

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...

Stupendous Steppers (Ages 5-7) * Suitable for Home Learning*

Aimed at Key Stage One, this resource looks at activity levels and how, through practice, the body may perform better. Linked to Pe and the topic of animals including humans, it also aims to develop enquiry skills. Meet the character Fizzy and her dog Dizzy, who want to learn more about the human body and set...

Build Your Own Universe

This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can also be used to show...

Fera resources: classification

This KS2 resource supports learning about how living things can be classified into groups scientifically. Activities are based around tasks carried out in the ‘real world’ by scientists working for organisations such as Fera.

Activities include:

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Arithmetic sequence puzzle

This resource looks at arithmetic sequences. The first puzzle involves three intersecting lines with circles marked. The challenge is to create arithmetic sequences that will fit each line. The second challenge is harder since there are four lines and more intersections. The resource is suitable for Key Stage 3...

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