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Composites: Designing Materials for the Future

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Composites are made by physically combining two or more materials. Many composite materials are used to provide strength and rigidity while using thinner, lighter components. However, they...

Metals and Smart Alloys

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP).

Metals have been used for many thousands of years, but it was only in the 20th century that an understanding developed of how their properties could be explained in terms of their...

Seeing The Unseen - Radar. Practical, active group activity to discover how basic maths and physics help engineers to "see the unseen"

Group activity involving volunteers moving around a teaching space and using time, distance and speed measurements to locate a student taking on the role of an aircraft. 

Supports the use of Speed = Distance / Time and also the concept of radio waves travelling through space, giving practical meaning to...

North Sea Rocks

The resource available consists of the following items:

RESINATED CORE SLABS (15m)

This is material that has been cut...

What is engineering?

This resource provides an introduction to engineering for primary children. It can be used for a whole school assembly with follow-on inquiry work, or with one class, and would be suitable for working with a STEM Ambassador.  The resource aims to break down preconceptions about engineering, looks at what...

Primary science: teaching the tricky bits

Do you lack confidence in teaching the more difficult areas of primary science?
Do you want accessible, well structured support?
Yes? Then this handy book is for...

Metacognition in the Primary Classroom

 

Current trends in education suggest that pupils should have more responsibility for their own learning, but how can they if they don’t understand the what, the why and the how? 
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How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide: Volume 3

 

How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide is the bestselling teacher toolkit giving classroom teachers everything they need to ensure their pupils make superb progress,...

How to use Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom: The Complete Guide: Volume 8

How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Classroom: The Complete Guide is your one-stop shop for improving the quality of the lessons, questions, activities and assessments you plan. Never before has there...

Visible learning: feedback

Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning. Yet, there remains a paradox: why is feedback so powerful and why is it so variable? It is...

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