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Clever sprites: how do computer characters find their way around

In this activity  students experiment with a programme containing a path-finding algorithm. they look at the use of messaging in the programme and record how the length of time an algorithm takes to run is affected by changing the starting conditions.

Comparing super villains: using spreadsheets to make comparisons

There are three parts to this activity:

(A) Students use a comparison table to sort data and make charts about super villains.

(B) They make their own comparison table and charts.

(C) They turn their comparison table into a weighted table.

Friendly databases: what sort of databases do social networking sites use?

In this activity students explore how social networking websites use huge databases. Students create tables for two aspects – user information and another of their own choice. They then discuss how social networking sites use relational databases and explore how their simple tables might be joined up.

Be part of inspiring a new generation of engineers !

EDT is looking for mentors to work with teams of Year 8 and 9 students in Blackpool on an environmentally themed projects!

 

 

What is Go4SET?

Go4SET aims at sparking the interest of Pupils (ages 12-14)...

Presentation on Career Trajectory of Electrical Engineer through IT

This presentation was made to students at Brunel University. It gives an interesting perspective on what to do during studies, after graduation and in the long term to develop a career in STEM.

It includes a timeline which indicates some of the interesting electronic technology used by a typical engineer:...

Science Debate Kits

Find resources and download free Debate Kits: debate.imascientist.org.uk

These Science Debate Kits give teachers everything they needed to run a debate on a set topic and help their students develop their evaluation skills. The activities provide a structured way to start...

Satellite Telemetry Interpretation

As part of the FUNcube STEM satellite outreach programme we have developer a student and teachers pack showing how to interpret rea data from graphs.

These can be found at: https://funcube.org.uk/education-outreach/

Science Week Satellite Presentation

A short introduction to the design and development of a satellite intended for STEM outreach (www.funcube.org.uk). Also the work undertaken by the AMSAT and ARISS organisations in support of STEM through radio communications in space and on board the International Space...

Session Four: General Solution Using Repeat until and if...do...

This Rapid Router lesson uses the Blockly language to develop ideas about selection, repetition, and conditionals. Children progress from specific instructions to spot patterns that can be made into generalised solutions. This important step helps learning about abstraction and pattern generalisation, two...

Computer networks

A very comprehensive article explaining how computers communicate, what the internet is and what services run on it. On the third page (labelled page 34) there is a very good unplugged classroom activity that can be used to model how packets of data are passed by the internet. The document also contains classroom...

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