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Sports Technologist

Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best...

How do you make a roast dinner?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of a roast dinner.

How do you make a loaf of bread?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of a loaf of bread.

How do you make a chicken salad?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of a chicken salad.

How do you make fruit juice?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of fruit juice.

How do you make fish fingers?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of fish fingers.

How do you make butter?

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles involved in the production of butter.

GENIE jumping genes

The aim of this activity is for students to use tiddlywinks to represent sections of jumping genes, which they then flick onto a poster which is representative of a section of the human genome. Where their "gene" lands either will or will not disrupt the gene and may then cause disease. An accompanying PowerPoint...

BRAF: from gene to cancer therapy

This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify the gene BRAF. Clinical researcher Ultan McDermott tells the story of how scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovered a specific mutation in the BRAF gene, which is found in around half of malignant melanoma cases. He...

Principia mission - maths in space

On December 15th 2015 European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on the six month Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Principia was named after Isaac Newton’s Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity.

The education and inspiration of...

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