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Invertebrates Spotter Sheets *suitable for home learning*

This series of spotter sheets are useful when identifying common invertebrates in their habitats. The photographs of various ‘minibeasts’ include different species of bees, butterflies, dragon flies, moths, shield bugs, snails and spiders.

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Esters and Perfumes *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at esters which occur in nature and have been harnessed by the perfume industry. It explores what esters are and how they are made and used.

The key points in the film are:

•Esters give many fruits their scents, including bananas, lavender and pineapples.

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Student-led STEM Clubs - Handbook 2019

A useful handbook for setting up a student-led STEM club, with exemplars from three schools.

It is increasingly recognised that giving students opportunities to act as ambassadors and mentors for STEM subjects outside of school can be of great benefit to the individual, their institution, and to the broader...

Global Project Ideas

Global project ideas provide an excellent starting point for pupils wanting to do a project based on Global issues, whether as part of the CREST Awards Scheme;  as an extended project for their Duke of Edinburgh Award or A level, or as part of the Children’s University Passport.

Each of the five Global...

SDGs Quiz

This activity reinforces students' understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some of the issues linked to them.

In 2015 the United Nations (UN) met...

Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the devastating effects of flooding caused by...

Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

How I take measurements in civil engineering

Sarah is an apprentice civil engineer, in this Discover STEM video she talks about the different ways that she takes measurements when inspecting structures, including a measuring wheel, caliper, tape measure and laser measure.

Communicating data

This session will provide students with an introduction to how text is represented in binary and will enable them to explore the importance and drawbacks of compressing data. They will look into lossless and lossy data compression techniques as different approaches to compression.

These resources are set in...

Sensors and logic

In this session students will create a logic circuit to represent a Mars rover MOT. They will identify the necessary logic gates and consider numerous inputs, which will be combined and traversed in person. They will make the link between truth tables and undertake testing and some simplification to reduce the...

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