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Gold award: investigate the properties of materials used for saucepans

Students investigate the properties of materials used for cooking utensils in order to collect quantitative data.  For example, if testing for thermal conductivity they should gain a value for the rate at which heat flows through a cross-sectional area of material.  Students should also find out if there are any...

Prizes for STEM based primary school competitions based in and around Glasgow, Scotland

As part of The IET Scotland South West committee, we have available a small fund available to either provide small prizes or material to enable STEM investigations / competitions to be held in and around Glasgow.

The aim is to promote STEM competitions in primary school to highlight to young people the...

What were the Egyptian pyramids made from?

A team activity that results in team debating how the pyramids were actually built.

Teams work on either a case for Dimensional Stone, cut from a quarry face and transported to site while the other team build a case for an early precast work, hydraulic lime morter was cast in situ blocks and erected on the...

Lesson 5: Melting Glaciers and Their Impacts

The glacier experiment sequence from the previous two lessons is repeated here, accompanied by the glacier vulnerability score chart. Two sets of student assessment tasks are given for levels three to seven. One of these allows teachers to print and distribute the questions most suitable to their class or to...

A sporting chance

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the link between sporting activity in young people and the development of osteoarthritis. In very active people, bony lesions can form on the hip joint which increases their risk of developing the condition.

In this activity students consider this risk...

Animals, including humans: healthy animals

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals including humans at Year Two. They include activities for discussing the stage of the human lifecycle, thinking about how children have changed since they were babies and finding out about the lifecycles of other...

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Animals, including humans: being human

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals, including humans at Year Six. They include activities in which children explore the structure of the heart and lungs and learn about the double circulation of blood through the lungs and the rest of the body....

Living things and their habitats: the art of living

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to Living Things and their Habitats at Year Five. They include activities in which children learn about the life cycles of flowering and non-flowering plants.

They also look at the life-cycles of mammals, amphibians,...

Diagrams

These collection of diagrams include: Chapter 1: The Earth, e-m radiation absorption in the atmosphere, features on the Moon, eclipse diagrams and shadow sticks. Chapter 2: Planetary data, conjunctions and opposition, Kepler’s second law, and exoplanet detection. Chapter 3: Views of the night sky and constellations...

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