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Give me a second

This video and student worksheet set a challenge for students to make a pendulum that has a period of one second.  The video explains how the frequency of a pendulum will change with its length, and how gravitational potential energy is transferred to kinetic energy (and back again) through each pendulum swing. ...

Invent a unit

This video and worksheet from the National Physical Laboratory, asks students to invent their own unit.  The video defines what units and prefixes are, and how they are defined, and invites students to invent their own units to submit via a link on the worksheet to the NPL website.  Some of the ideas already...

Career Clips: Forces and motion in computer games. *suitable for home teaching*.

From the Institute of Physics, this seven minute film showcases how an understanding of forces and motion is required to develop certain video games. It looks at the work of a company which develops computer models that ensure objects and people in video games adhere to real world laws of motion. The work is an...

The Big Bang Lesson *suitable for home teaching*

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...

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, "...

Stretchiness

This Cre8ate maths activity draws on measuring stretchiness which involves the collection of real data, calculating percentages and experimental design. This resource models one way in which engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials. Here students investigate the...

History of the Universe

The vast age of the Universe can be difficult to comprehend and put into perspective. This creative and mathematical research activity allows students to gain an insight into the main events in the history of the Universe and scale them to a recognisable timescale of one year.

Students must perform...

How can we live smarter?

Human beings are pretty smart. We have transformed the world and thought up some wondrous inventions. But what will the future hold for planet Earth and the people who inhabit it? Can we use new technology and innovations to improve the quality of our lives as well as the world we live in?

A future STEM

There is a world of opportunities in STEM. Discover STEM heroes who have made a difference in our lives, think critically about how STEM careers are portrayed in films and TV and explore different ways to get into a STEM career.

Transit Math

This series of activities from NASA take a mathematical approach to looking at transits, eclipses and occultations. They are intended as supplementary problems for students looking for additional challenges in mathematics and physical science from age 11 to 19 years.

The problems were created to be authentic...

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