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STEM plays an important role in the movies, even if you don’t always see it on the big screen. Sometimes it’s in the special effects that enhance a scene, or even the big ideas behind the story.
This programme has students creating their own special effects, building and testing stunt cars and exploring...
The Computing at School newsletter is published three times a year. It is full of practical ideas for teachers of computing in primary and secondary schools, with articles contributed by a number of CAS members. With input from teachers, academics, advisors and industry professionals, it provides a varied source of...
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STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting the unconnected, and it is growing rapidly. It uses sensor-equipped physical computing devices, connected through wired and wireless networks and the internet. The IoT has many uses, include the control of smart cities, steering of driverless cars, or...
Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.
This presentation introduces the Makey Makey. It starts with basic connection to the device and demonstrating a simple circuit. Activities include controlling your keyboard to type, use the mouse and controlling Scratch using simple code.
This resource describes 5 mini projects using the Makey Makey.
- Create a joystick / games controller
- Create arrows to control a character in Scratch
- Controlling the mouse
- Making the onboard LED's flash
- Controlling a motor using the 5V output
This resource for VEX IQ Modkit helps students to understand the basic principles of using blocks of code to create a programme. The Modkit blocks have been reproduced so that they can be printed and used by students for discussion and when planning their code. This resource contains a classroom presentation...
This resource provides instructions for building a card buggy and creating a sample programme for your crumble board. You will need motors, a battery pack and connectors to complete the project.