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Printing in Three Dimensions

This Catalyst article looks at 3D printing, a new technology which is rapidly finding applications. Although probably too slow for mass production it is useful for producing prototypes and tailor-made items. In a 3D printer, layers of polymer beads are printed one on top of the other. Heat melts the polymer beads...

Astronauts Leaping on the Moon

This footage, from Footagevault, documents the locomotion of humans on the moon under reduced gravity conditions. It can be used with Key Stage Three and Four students to start discussions about forces. This clip shows Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan leaping towards the camera with great big kangaroo hops.

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Community STEM Clubs poster

STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...

ARKive Collection

ARKive is working with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The materials in this collection are thus richly illustrated with images from the ARKive project. The ARKive materials help to raise awareness and...

A few minutes of design

"The design process is an object of great fascination these days, yet it remains stubbornly mysterious. Emily Campbell has created a series of deceptively simple-and fun-exercises that dispel the fog...

Thinkpak: a brainstorming card deck

Looking for a unique invention, an untapped market for an existing product, or a new solution? Stretch and flex your mental muscles with Thinkpak, a creative-thinking tool designed by Michael Michalko...

Growth mindset lessons: every child a learner

Practising teacher and mindset expert Katherine Muncaster has combined with best-selling author Shirley Clarke to produce this 'must-have' handbook for anyone looking to embed a growth mindset culture...

The Jamie Drake Equation

How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? A cosmic adventure for anyone who's ever looked at the stars.

Days and seasons

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe the apparent movement of the Sun during the day.
  • Describe the effect of seasons on temperature, day length and the apparent movement of the Sun.
  • Explain why days...

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