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In this one hour activity, students evaluate the types of fire risks in different buildings. In the context of a team which has been contracted by the local council to improve fire safety, each team picks a building type and produces advice for the council.
In this challenge, students are asked to consider the impact of people suffering from heart conditions, both to the individual and to wider society. They then generate ideas for using programmable systems to improve people’s health, and to monitor themselves. A video introduces the idea of a heart rate monitor, and...
This activity introduces the idea of remote sensing and some of the difficulties of obtaining images from orbit by asking students to match photographs taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs.
This simple worksheet explains the inputs, sensors and outputs on the Astro Pi board. It contains a section for students to fill in with their ideas and a description of what they would use the Astro Pi for on the International Space Station.
Students often find it difficult to understand the related concepts of acceleration and speed. Making use of the BBC micro:bit on-board accelerometer, this playful activity allows students to get an intuitive understanding through hands-on activity.
The simple game requires that students maintain...
You’re in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime sailing trip around the world. As you pass the tropics, you plough into a pile of floating debris. A large log smashes into your hull and your yacht quickly sinks. Luckily for you, you’re a great swimmer, and you can see a small island on the horizon. Unluckily for you,...
This handy guide has been produced with a view to helping others deal with the practicalities of starting up a STEM Club. The guide includes advice on the following:
- Decide on why you want to set up a STEM club
- Approach people who might be interested in getting involved
- Timing ...
This series of five videos describes what one needs to consider when setting up a STEM club, and the range of different ways in which one can approach it.
Benefits of setting up a club
What to do and how to do it...
The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.
Awards and competitions
The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.
Working with your local community
Working with other schools...