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Global Project Ideas

Global project ideas provide an excellent starting point for pupils wanting to do a project based on Global issues, whether as part of the CREST Awards Scheme;  as an extended project for their Duke of Edinburgh Award or A level, or as part of the Children’s University Passport.

Each of the five Global...

Flying dragon

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to explore the overlap between art and engineering. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team to design and build a moving model of a flying dragon. Pupils will learn what a crank is and how they work, how to measure the forces of a crank and how to build...

CD racer

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn about speed and acceleration. Pupils can work as part of a team or individually to design and build a moveable object out of everyday items, which they will showcase in a final race session. Through this activity, pupils will learn about the impact of...

Lighthouse challenge

This video explains a short STEM activity, which provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their teamwork skills and their understanding of materials and structures by building a simple lighthouse. Pupils will be able to apply their design, making and evaluation skills as well as their understanding of...

Mechanical hand

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how to make their own mechanical hand using everyday materials to help prevent the spread of germs. The video provides step by step instructions on how to make your mechanical hand as well as offering further information around the physics of the...

Cork launcher

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how forces affect the motion of a projectile, the optimum angles for launching a projectile the farthest and the effects of potential and kinetic energy by designing and making their own cork launcher. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team,...

Student-led STEM Clubs - Handbook 2019

A useful handbook for setting up a student-led STEM club, with exemplars from three schools.

It is increasingly recognised that giving students opportunities to act as ambassadors and mentors for STEM subjects outside of school can be of great benefit to the individual, their institution, and to the broader...

This is Engineering: Entertainment

The This is Engineering: Entertainment STEM resource explores the essential role that engineers play in the entertainment industry.

This is Engineering: Entertainment asks young learners to express and share their thoughts and ideas, to be curious, experiment, find their own passions and interests, and to...

Measuring the speed of sound using toilet rolls

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must use a laptop, tablet or phone, and a set of in ear headphones to carry out the experiment.  They also use a tube, in this example some stacked toilet...

Temperature bounce

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must drop different types of ball to see how high they bounce.  They need to repeat their readings and record an estimate of the spread of their results.  They must then repeat this measurement after...

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