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STEM Careers Awareness Guides

These STEM Careers Awareness Guides were designed to provide STEM teachers and careers advisers with an overview of the 'See where they can take you' campaign. This aimed to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers guidance for students, to help them make informed post-...

Biorenewables Podcasts

From the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), these two podcasts explore a range of applications and issues in the biorenewables sector. They are primarily aimed at a commercial audience but may be of use to teachers who want to gain a better understanding of plant-derived materials or, when used in part, as...

LAMP Topic Brief 3: Pollution

This topic brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. The unit developed from a short course, first carried out with a non-examination group of students in their final year at a large inner-city comprehensive school in September and October of 1973. Subsequently is was extended to its published form...

LAMP Topic Brief 7: Health and Hygiene

This topic brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. The brief was developed for third year pupils following a Nuffield...

LAMP Topic Brief 8: Space and Space Travel

This topic brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. This topic was written for students aged 13 to 15, following a Mode 3 CSE course based on Nuffield...

LAMP Topic Brief 9: Paints and Dyes

This Topic Brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. This unit was developed from work carried out with non-academic boys and girls in the age range 14 to 16 years. It was tried with some success on groups of between 12 and 15 in an urban comprehensive school of 1750 pupils. The average reading age of...

LAMP Energy Studies

The ASE’s LAMP Project took into account the need, expressed by HMI and government, to increase the relevance of the school science curriculum to the needs of society at a time of rapid societal and technological change. The importance of including energy related studies within the framework of the school...

LAMP Teachers’ Handbook 2

The LAMP Project was sponsored by the Association for Science Education. The aim was to consider the teaching of science to Less Academically Motivated Pupils in secondary schools, with particular regard to the 14 to 16 age range. At a time when modular courses were new, this second of two handbooks for teachers...

LAMP Topic Brief 15: Electronics

The ASE’s LAMP Project took into account the need, expressed by HMI and government, to increase the relevance of the school science curriculum to the needs of society at a time of rapid societal and technological change. This electronics unit was devised with the...

Particle Physics

The Particle Physics Project was made possible by funding from the Institute of Physics and support from the Centre for Science Education at the Open University. The project devised a pack of resources to help teachers and learners to engage with one of the most...

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