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African Drumming Workshops - Maths & Music

Using maths to identify patterns is not easy to understand for children and adults alike.  I have discovered the perfect way to teach pattern recognition.  I work with the well-known and internationally recognised team of Ghanaian drummers (www.one-drum.org) who run national school workshops to teach...
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13 February 2019

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Coding a Rock Band

Developing project based work for children aged 5-7 to allow them to understand how coding can be built into product. Great fun planning but the work, talking through equipment, the science behind as working circuit and coding the product to work.      
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16 July 2018

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Prizes for STEM based primary school competitions based in and around Glasgow, Scotland

As part of The IET Scotland South West committee, we have available a small fund available to either provide small prizes or material to enable STEM investigations / competitions to be held in and around Glasgow.The aim is to promote STEM competitions in primary school to highlight to young people the different routes...
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07 May 2018

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Science Debate Kits

Find resources and download free Debate Kits: debate.imascientist.org.ukThese 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 discussions and to engage...
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21 March 2018

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Bug in the water cycle

A set of simple scratch ‘debugging’ activities that children can use to apply their understanding of programs and codes.  Children are shown a series of faulty programs which are based around the water cycle.  They are then supported to use logical reasoning to locate and fix the bugs within them. ...
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2010 to date

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Wolfram Mathematica for Beginners

This series of structured, interactive tutorials from Wolfram Mathematica provide a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of functions of the Mathematica software.Note: These are Mathematica Notebook files (extension .nb) and can only be opened using Wolfram Mathematica software.
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2010 to date

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Exploring Rainforests

In this activity, students examine changes to forests in cross-border regions of Africa and Borneo using Google Earth Pro to help identify features shown in satellite images and make measurements. The context allows students to explore the factors which put pressure on forested areas, and what is being done to protect...
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2010 to date

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Editable & Printable Scratch 2.0 Blocks

A full set of Scratch blocks (Scratch 2.0) including the blocks inside the Sensing, Operator, Data, Custom palettes and LEGO™ WeDo motor blocks.The blocks can be edited and scaled using image editing tools (e.g. Illustrator, Inkscape, Vectr).  The blocks are also provided in .png format.More free primary...
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18 October 2017

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Solar System Simulation Activity

This activity introduces children to simulations - modelling or acting out real-world, or maybe imaginary, situations. Linking to the teaching of space, it asks what factors need to be considered when simulating the solar system. Out of these, the children then decide what the most important things to include in the...
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2010 to date

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Make a Game Project

In this multi-lesson project pupils design and code a computer game. It uses a rainforest theme but can be adapted to any topic, with learners of varying age or ability. The project includes: *Decomposition of the elements of a game *Designing the game *Creating assets for the game, such as background images and...
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2010 to date

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