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Computers Helping the Design Process at Lower Key Stage Two: Easy 3-D Vehicle Models

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a 3-dimensional prototype model of a commercial vehicle.

It must be suitable for use as a storage and transport vehicle for a particular load such as milk bottles, letters and parcels, sheets of...

Voice Your Choice (Key Stage Two)

Voice Your Choice is an innovative, ready-to-go, resource produced by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) which engages students at Key Stage Two in debate on conservation of animal and plant species.

A scenario is set and students are divided into groups to investigate the reasons for saving a...

Voice Your Choice (Key Stage Three)

Voice Your Choice is an innovative, ready-to-go, resource produced by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) which engages students at Key Stage Three in debate on conservation of animal and plant species.

A scenario is set and students are divided into groups to investigate the reasons for saving...

Science and Engineering on the Moon Challenge

These NASA materials describe hands-on science and engineering challenges for students, using space exploration as an engaging context. The activities are related to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite missions. Students design and build: *an air-powered...

Introduction

This Nuffield Foundation resource opens with a team game that demonstrates the need for careful planning and collaboration. Students use their findings to construct a standard operating procedure that enables them to improve their performance through better collaboration. They are also introduced to their games...

Who's in My Team?

This activity, from Planet Science, encourages students to collaborate, communicate and work as a team as well as developing their research and presentation skills. Students carry out a piece of social science research in the form of a survey to find out their peers’ opinions on a scientific topic, and work as a...

Magnificent Spagh-edifices

This activity from Planet Science involves a building task using spaghetti, blu tac and marbles and is designed to show students that challenges in life and in the workplace often require ‘sticking at it’ and managing emotions. Motivation and a drive to succeed are important. The resource is aimed at Key Stage...

Carbon Cycle Caper

In this series of activities from the Science Museum, students understand the carbon cycle, how it has been affected by our use of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution and how this underlies current worries about climate change. Students gain an atom's eye view of the carbon cycle and play out how the...

Meet the Gene Machine

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and developed by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, Meet the Gene Machine is a fun, creative and comprehensive teaching package allowing teachers and young people to discuss the ethical and social issues inherent in the field of genetics. Each '...

Climate Talk

The series of Democs resources are produced by the new economics foundation (nef). Climate talk materials help students to discuss and understand climate change. The materials contain teacher guidance, student activity sheets and information on the issues around climate change. The activity helps students to:...

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