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Futurecade

Futurecade is an innovative interactive suite of games from the Science Museum that allows students to explore how science and technology impacts on their everyday lives. Futurecade’s four games are inspired by current and future technology in the fields of robotics, satellites and space junk, geo-engineering and...

The Uncover copper competition

This competition, run by The Copper Development Association calls on students to uncover copper, seeking it out in buildings, health and medicine, and new applications in renewable energy and sustainable transport systems. They produce an A3 poster that explores copper's applications and the chemical, physical and...

Carbon Footprint Toolkit

This BP Educational Service (BPES) resource includes a simple animation explaining how solar panels provide electricity for homes, businesses and the national grid, and a factsheet describing global carbon agreements. The resource helps students to understand more about the impacts of carbon emissions, choices for...

Manufacturing - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on manufacturing on a small-scale. It is an important livelihood for many people in the developing world and businesses are usually run by a family or a small group within the same community.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available...

Construction - technical briefs

These technical briefs look at the ways Practical Action have helped poor communities to make the best use of their own labour and to use locally produced building materials and techniques that they can afford and manage.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available...

Wild Weather

This resource looks at the impact of climate change, in particular flooding and drought, and how science can be used to mitigate against it. Students first explore perceptions about climate change, then look at ways to communicate the significance of climate change to different groups of people. They then explore...

Meet the Scientists

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), introduces scientists working in a range of different careers. It is part of the SYCD: Science Year Is There Life? collection. The scientists describe: • How they got into science • Where they have worked • What they work on • What their lifestyle is...

Dry Ice Demonstration

In this National STEM Learning Centre and Network video, Simon Quinnell demonstrates an experiment using solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) and sodium hydroxide which is likely to impress students. The experiment can be used to talk about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, acids and alkalis or used as an...

Smart materials 1

In this activity from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, students investigate the properties of different categories of smart materials and decide which kinds of materials might offer the best prospects for a financial investment. Students work in teams and present their results to the rest of the class...

Generating Resources

This collection of resources from the Association for Science Education (ASE) and produced by teachers using standard ICT packages, illustrate some of the ways that ICT can be used to enrich existing schemes of work.

A moment to learn: PowerPoint presentations to start and review the concept of moments,...

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