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Mechanical hand

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how to make their own mechanical hand using everyday materials to help prevent the spread of germs. The video provides step by step instructions on how to make your mechanical hand as well as offering further information around the physics of the...

Cork launcher

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how forces affect the motion of a projectile, the optimum angles for launching a projectile the farthest and the effects of potential and kinetic energy by designing and making their own cork launcher. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team,...

How to... become a school governor

‘How to ... become a school governor’ webinar

This session was delivered to STEM Ambassadors in November 2020, as part of STEM Learning’s series of webinars to showcase how the STEM Ambassador programme can support schools. It was presented by Dominic Judge and Lynn King from Education and Employers - the...

This is engineering: entertainment

This STEM activity pack provides pupils with resources that enables them to explore the role that engineers play in the entertainment industry. The activities and challenges range from tracking sporting data, exploring the fourth dimension, creating light displays and producing a scene from a horror film. The...

Life of water

This resource pack details a series of experiments you can run with your class when learning about water. These experiments include fun facts, extension activities and suggested methods of recording. The experiments range from learning about growing plants in space and acids and alkalis, to separating rock salt and...

Mission on the Moon

This activity gives pupils in key stage 2 the opportunity to plan, test and execute a simple mission on the moon. Throughout the session pupils will take it in turns to give commands and to navigate blindly across the lunar surface. Pupils will be taught to understand the importance of clear step by step...

Covid-19 vocabulary cards

These vocabulary cards allow you to introduce a range of Covid-19 terminology in a fun and engaging way. This charades based activity encourages pupils to act out or verbally explain scientific words from doctors and hospitals, to vulnerable and zoonotic. This activity provides a...

Worksheets

These activity sheets give students the opportunity to look in greater depth at the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth. The activities focus on the basic chemistry and geology of Mars in comparison to Earth, asking students to apply their existing knowledge or use research aids. This resource, as...

Analogue mission

This activity gives students the opportunity to navigate a map of Mars looking for regions of interest they will receive ‘mission’ data from to analyse. Students will first work in teams on an interactive activity, navigating terrain as either a rover or mission control. The main part of the activity asks students...

Rover and instrument design

This activity will introduce students to instruments and rovers that are designed by scientists and engineers for use in planet exploration. Students are given a range of considerations before they learn more about existing instruments and rovers used in missions to Mars. Students then have the opportunity to...

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