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Fossil making

A STEM club activity where students become a junior palaeontologist and create their own replica of a fossil from the Jurassic period, learning the conditions necessary for fossilisation.

Good vibrations

Students can see sound vibrations through these three practical engaging experiments.

Magic drum

In this activity students make their own zoetrope, which creates the illusion of a moving pictures by rapidly spinning individual static pictures. A movie is traditionally made from 24 frames of individual images played per second to create the moving picture.  Originally a vintage toy from the 1830s, a zoetrope (...

Hot water tank formulae

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources that explore Algebra and Maths. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

In this resource students learn to substitute values into formulae and to use a calculator to evaluate...

Hire a coach

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources that explore Algebra and Maths. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

The resource can be used when introducing linear graphs: this shows how to draw a graph using formulae in Excel....

Ecology and Simpsons Diversity Index

These activities allow students to model how environmental scientists compare diversity in different ecosystems by using ordinary playing cards as ‘species’ to generate data to calculate Simpson’s Diversity Index. This can be completed in a single lesson. Some students find the concept of species diversity quite...

Rochester Bridge Trust Learning about Bridges Education Kit

The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 to provide a crossing over the River Medway in Kent.  The Trust still provides free bridges today.  The Trust is passionate about bridge building and wants to encourage young people to find out more about bridges and become as enthusiastic as we are!  

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A Christmas Coding Activity with PRIMM

I’ve been researching pedagogies to support computing mastery and PRIMM is a programming pedagogy developed by Dr Sue Sentence and the Computing Education team at Kings College London based on the notion that its difficult to become successful at writing code if you cannot  read it.

I have created a...

Sigma Science Christmas Booklets

These two seasonally themed booklets support many aspects of science for primary learners. The activity sheets could form the basis of practical work in class or be used to revise various topics. One booklet provides activities aimed at younger children, the second at older learners. the activities are:

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Extremes of Temperature

This resource looks at extremes of temperature on the Earth, and inside and outside the International Space Station. Students must find data, draw bar graphs and perform conversions from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

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