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STEM Clubs: reaping rewards

The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.

Awards and competitions

Academic achievement

Life skills

Professional development...

STEM Clubs: identity and impact

The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.

Working with your local community

Working with other schools

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Sounds Amazing

There’s sound and music all around us! This programme has pupils exploring the science of music and sound, creating music and instruments with a range of found objects, and even finding music in unlikely places.

The activities are introduced with a quick objective and a preparation guide. Individuals or...

Movies and magic 9-11

Sometimes what looks like magic is actually science! In this programme, pupils will look at magic and movie tricks for inspiration and find out how it’s done. They explore how things are done to make movies look realistic, and investigate whether some of the themes or technology from the movies could be possible in...

Movie music 11-14

Movies are amazing: a good movie can make you laugh, cry or jump in surprise. But how do they do it? The music you are listening to plays a big part. This programme investigates the design and technology that goes into making movies sound good – from understanding how soundtracks can make you feel a particular...

How do they make movies 11-14

Have you ever wondered how to create movie magic, such as hideous monsters or incredible costumes? The secret to creating an amazing movie is just a few STEM Club lessons away. This programme investigates how you can use design and technology to master movie tricks, from creating your own prosthetic mask to...

Fact finders 7-9

The (fictional) show Fact Finders TV needs help from your STEM Club! The show explores common myths, crazy stories and possible pranks and is asking pupils to find out, ‘Is it really true?’ and ‘How could it work?’ Pupils will make their own models to test their ideas and draw conclusions so they can report back on...

Extreme Elements

Have you ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? Think you have what it takes to build an earthquake-proof house or survive in an extreme environment?

In this programme, pupils will make models to help them understand how weather and extreme events occur, and what their impact can be....

Emergency Shelter

This Nuffield task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain.

The key processes developed include:

*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the design of the shelter, for example: choosing,...

Behind the scenes

STEM plays an important role in the movies, even if you don’t always see it on the big screen. Sometimes it’s in the special effects that enhance a scene, or even the big ideas behind the story.

This programme has students creating their own special effects, building and testing stunt cars and exploring...

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