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Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for students...
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To make graphene

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Smart Materials

This resource includes examples of real technologies which can be used as inspiration to children from age 7 to 16. Following on from the challenges that Tim Peake and his clothing will face in space, these case studies include background information for teachers, supporting Powerpoint slides, and example activities....
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Sheila Kanani: Planetary Scientist

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Cambridge Silicon Radio

This poster shows how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities. It features five electronics and engineering specialists working in the telecommunications industry. They develop a range of technology such as Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.The roles featured include:* head of engineering* product engineer*...
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Making stars: fusion

”When you tell people you make stars for a living, their heads turn and their mouths open.” The video features Dr Kim Cave-Ayland who is a control engineer at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). 

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Popular Mechanics: Becoming a Designer of Machines

This resource aimed at upper primary contains a series of lessons which look at the means by which machines (cams, levers, gears and pulleys) transform force into movement. The first lesson provides the context for the project in the form of a story, where students are asked to create a counter to count visitors to a...
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Simple Electric Circuits

The resources in this collection support the teaching of the following key concepts within the big idea of electricity and magnetism:Making circuits Electric currentVoltage Static electricityThese resources are part of the BEST collection , which provides diagnostic questions, response activities,...
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Forces and Motion

The resources in this collection support the teaching of the following key concepts in the topic of forces:What forces doDescribing forcesBalanced and unbalanced forcesFrictionEnergy stores and transfersThese resources are part of the BEST collection , which provides diagnostic questions, response activities,...
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