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Computational Thinking Homework

A set of homework challenges to promote computational thinking using Scratch and Python courtesy of Greg Reid, a CAS member in Scotland.

The challenges are:

*fixed loops in which students are presented with a series of scripts produced using the programming language Scratch. Students...

A positive human future

This resource was designed to support PA’s Raspberry Pi competition 2020. However, it can also be used by schools that are not taking part in the competition as a great subject to stimulate creative thinking and debate about real world issues, from social mobility to healthcare.

Session 1: What makes...

Variables Unplugged

This activity away from the computer is from the Barefoot Computing project. It is intended to provide a theoretical understanding of why and how variables are used in computer programming, using the example of score-keeping in a classroom quiz. Involving several volunteers from the group, the activity uses...

Scratch Maths Quiz Variables

This Barefoot Computing resource builds on the ‘Maths quiz with selection’ learning activities which should be undertaken first.

It involves improving an existing Scratch maths quiz and adding score-keeping using variables – a quiz Scratch file is provided for students who do not have access to one they made...

Selecting Search Results

This Barefoot Computing primary school resource helps children to Understand how search engines work. By acting as a ‘web crawler’ and collecting information across a small selection of web pages, they learn what in data is indexed by search engines and how this is used when a search query is received. As well as...

What is engineering? Careers booklet

A leaflet for students aged 11 to 16, describing what engineering is and explaining the different routes into engineering.

The work that engineers do affects billions of people. It is creative and hands-on. It is about solving problems, designing things and improving things. As an engineer, you could tackle...

Parents' guide to engineering careers

This easy to read Tomorrow’s Engineers guide helps parents and carers understand more about engineering careers and routes into engineering, providing tips on how to recognise and encourage their child’s engineering talent.

Engineering careers notes for teachers

There is a high demand for engineers in the UK – in fact engineering is one of the most in demand jobs globally. From apprentices to technicians; graduates to postgraduates – engineers are needed at all levels, in a wide range of sectors.

This leaflet from Tomorrow’s Engineers helps teachers explain the...

A guide to vocational and apprenticeship routes into engineering

There are different routes into engineering, including apprenticeships, university and vocational qualifications. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with studying for vocational qualifications, or even a degree at university. 

This Tomorrow’s Engineers booklet, aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds, answers...

From idea to career: explore 12 areas of engineering

A closer look at 12 different engineering disciplines to help students work out which area(s) might be right for them.

Engineering is a diverse, wide-reaching sector and it can be hard to decide which of the many areas to pursue. In this booklet aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds, you will find an overview of...

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