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Energy Analyst *suitable for home teaching*

Rebecca Beresford is an energy analyst at EDF Energy. This clip could be useful when teaching about sustainable development, enery efficiency or climate change. It also illustrates a career that requires an understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Rebecca describes her role, "...

Carbon Capture and Storage, Floods, CryoSat-2 *suitable for home teaching*

This podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) looks at how carbon capture and storage works, why it's here to stay, the effect of floodplains on water pollution, and how the thickness of polar ice can be measured from space. The venue for this Planet Earth...

Engineered Materials *suitable for home teaching*

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), helps students to:

• understand that materials can be designed and made to specific characteristics and purposes
• be able to identify the properties of materials required for a specific function
• explore a range of...

Clean Silent Trains

This resource, aimed at primary learners, looks at how science, technology and engineering has shaped the way we live. It is divided into four activities which link to aspects of technology, science and mathematics.

The power of steam

The first part of this activity introduces...

Techdoodles

TechDoodles are quick activities that can be used as starters, plenaries, homework, revision activities or as a focus for a whole lesson. They can be worked on by individual students or in teams. They can be self or peer assessed as the answers are in small type down the side of the page. The resources cover...

Survive on a Desert Island

You’re in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime sailing trip around the world. As you pass the tropics, you plough into a pile of floating debris. A large log smashes into your hull and your yacht quickly sinks. Luckily for you, you’re a great swimmer, and you can see a small island on the horizon. Unluckily for you,...

Fantastic fish

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children understand that there is a wide range of fish which can be used to make a variety of food dishes, that we should eat fish as part of a healthy balanced diet and to perform simple food skills safely such as mixing,...

Brilliant bread

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children understand that bread is eaten in many forms all around the world, the importance bread as a carbohydrate plays in a healthy balanced diet and to perform simple food skills safely such as sieving, stirring,...

Pleasing pasta

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children understand that a healthy balanced diet needs to include carbohydrates, to recognise pasta in a range of forms and to perform simple food skills safely such as cutting with scissors, measuring and mixing. This...

Great green soup

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children name a range of different vegetables, explain that eating vegetables helps to keep us healthy and to perform simple food skills safely such as washing vegetables, cutting with a table knife and with scissors. This...

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