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London Engineering Project: Gender Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Guidelines

From the London Engineering Project, this document gives practical advice to practitioners about gender and cultural diversity, and suggests good practice in technology and engineering delivery.

Cameras and Microscopes

An ASE SYCD: Science Year Primary resource which gives examples showing how digital cameras and microscopes can be used to support science teaching.

The resource includes help on how to use the equipment, examples of pictures and examples of elapsed time photography using the microscope.


One of the Crowd

This Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) resource looks at the amazing biology of the desert locust. Notorious as a swarming pest with a voracious appetite, in fact the locust spends most of its life as a shy solitary individual that carefully balances its food intake to match its body’s...

Spiders, Silks and Webs

A Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) resource containing information about the biology of spiders. Suitable for teachers who want to know more about spiders, the resource contains information including descriptions of body structure, feeding, mating and spiders' webs.

BBSRC is a...

Climate Change

In this episode from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), students find out about the causes of climate change and how researchers use massive computers to help them understand its effects. The Robots find out about one gas that has a stronger greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide. And finally, the...

Bright Spark

Produced by the Royal Society, this resource looks at the work of Benjamin Franklin and the investigations he made into a range of topics including electricity.

Franklin lived 300 years ago and worked on a number of different problems in science. He came up with many different inventions but made no money...

Storm Warning

Produced by the Royal Society, this resource looks at the work of Robert Fitzroy. He was one of the first meteorologists.

While most science concentrates on explaining events in the past and present, meteorology is concerned with weather patterns and our ability to predict what will happen with the weather...


Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of eight lessons on electricity. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students begin with revision of simple circuits before gaining lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. They...

Activity Case Study 8: Chris Robbins

In this STEMNET activity case study, STEM Ambassador Chris Robbins describes how he works with children and teachers on projects such as building a musical dinosaur crest out of plumbing materials. This gave pupils hands-on engineering experience and an understanding of acoustics.

"You have to learn to...

Plants and Me

This topic, from the Association for Science Education, explores the importance of plants. The topic allows classes in schools across the world to exchange information about plants grown locally, the value of these plants and how they are used.

After exchanging their findings and views with students in other...


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