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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...

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...

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...

Cisco Little Big Futures

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting the unconnected, and it is growing rapidly. It uses sensor-equipped physical computing devices, connected through wired and wireless networks and the internet. The IoT has many uses, include the control of smart cities, steering of  driverless cars, or...

Refraction and lenses

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

  • Recall that light can change direction (refract) when it passes across a boundary between transparent media
  • Describe how the angle light passes across a boundary between two...

Identifying and classifying organisms

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

  • Classify organisms into groups according to similarities and differences in their features.
  • Use a key to distinguish between and identify organisms in the lab and in the field....

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