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British Science Week: Primary Activity Packs

This collection contains ten activity packs on a variety of topics at primary level. Each activity pack contains a range of activities, which may be used in class, as part of a whole school science week or in a science club. The activities are hands-on and designed to engage children in a fun, yet stimulating way....
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2010 to date

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Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and technology...
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Build a Rocket Car

In this activity, from BLOODHOUND SSC, students build a model rocket car and explore the effect of drag on its performance. Maths, science and technology departments could all be involved. The design and build could be followed by timing and analysis experiments. Model rocket motors are the ideal way to propel model...
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STEM Club Support: the right switch

This activity is aimed at using a new material QTC (Quantum Tunnelling Composite). The aim of the activity is to encourage students to think creatively about new uses for this material. It can be used to make fabric switches for example and it has great potential for helping save on the space and weight that new...
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STEM Club Activity: the whole package

This activity sheet describes a group activity designing and manufacturing smart packaging which uses thermochromatic pigments to show that the food product is at the correct temperature. The sheet also contains a profile of a mechanical development engineer.Get involved with our new STEM Clubs Community BoardGet...
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Bronze Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable travel.* Communications project - students gather information and explain about ‘green’ transport policies, reducing and offsetting carbon footprints.* Practical project - students investigate how to compare carbon dioxide emissions from...
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Silver Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable transport:* Communications project - students gather information and produce a balanced view on the costs and benefits of using hydrogen as fuel for vehicles.* Practical project - students investigate the factors that affect the...
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Little Green Men

This resource was funded by the Spacelink Learning Foundation and written by Sheffield Hallam University. It is aimed at students between 14 and 16 years of age. The resource investigates the idea of alien life, and consists of eight exercise sheets for students:*Earth Calling looks at messages that have been sent out...
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2000 - 2009

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Mission to Mars

This resource was funded by the Spacelink Learning Foundation and written by Sheffield Hallam University. It is aimed at students between 11 and 14 years of age. The resource is based around the Beagle 2 mission to Mars. The students have five main tasks: • Work in a team to prepare a short drama about the plight of...
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2000 - 2009

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Make it move: electric racer

In this design challenge from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, students build an electric racer powered by a super-capacitor. Students must construct the racer and choose which pulley ratio will enable it to cover the greatest distance.Students decide on the pulley ratio following observations of the in-...
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