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Collating data sets

Purpose: Usually students work in groups at a practical activity, and use their own results to interpret the outcomes. For some investigations, it is helpful to use larger data sets, than single groups could collect during a lesson. Google forms provides a simple means of collating a large number of sets of data,...

Tunnel Tactics

Using this resource students are required to design, cost and construct a section of reinforced tunnel with consideration to the sustainability of the materials used and the effects on the environment.

Sustainable Design Challenge

Using this resource students are required to construct an environmentally friendly model of a school building with consideration to sustainability of materials used and the effects of them on the surroundings with respect to carbon emissions.

Sources of electricity

In this resource from the Construction Youth Trust, students are asked to work out how much electricity is needed to power homes as they are built, and discuss how this demand can be met. The materials have been written to help a non-teaching STEM professional to work with students in an educational setting.

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Catapult

In this activity children  build their own Catapult, then  see how far they can launch small objects.  They are provided with step  by step instructions to create a catapult using rubber bands and lollipop sticks, as well as considering how levers work. This activity supports learning about...

Luna Rover

In this activity children build a functioning rubber band car following the build template provided, or creatively design and build their very own.  This activity supports learning about forces, providing an applied context for their science learning. It also...

Tower

In this activity children are challenged to design, build and produce a freestanding tower structure that is stable enough to support a weight for 10 seconds. They are provided with examples of how to create simple structures that will be the foundation of their tower.  This...

Hydraulic Propagator

The Propagator project introduces students to hydraulic systems and their inner workings. Using a few household items and craft materials, students can build a propagator with a basic hydraulic system that will help them care for their seedlings.

At primary level, the set up of a propagator needs to...

Izzy the Inspector

Izzy the Inspector is a colourfully illustrated resource which looks at plant diseases and their causes. The booklet introduces causes of disease in plants including bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi and nematodes.  This is done through activities such as picture to word matching, colouring, and word searches. ...

Penguin Diversity: Mask Making (Age 5-7)

Through this fun and creative activity, from the ARKive collection, students learn about the different types of penguin species and how they are adapted, physically and behaviourally, to live in different environments. Each student is provided with the materials to make a mask showing one species of penguin, which...

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