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STEM Club support: diversity

This activity challenges stereotypes by asking students to draw and describe an engineer and then requiring them to explain their drawings together with discussing stereotypes. There are career profiles and further activities for teachers to pursue with their students.
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STEM Club Support: Routes into Engineering

This information sheet is aimed at teachers to use with their students to introduce them to the range of engineering careers and training routes. The sheet provides information on salaries, profiles two engineering students and provides suggested websites for further information.
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STEM Club Activity: Moving House

This activity sheet for students will enable them to demonstrate the idea of reinforced materials and conclude which is the best to choose for a specific task, in this case constructing buildings resistant to earthquakes and high winds. The work of a structural engineer is also profiled.
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STEM Club Activity: milking it

This activity looks at the use of plastics. Because the manufacture of plastics requires huge quantities of oil and produces pollutants including greenhouse gases alternative sources of raw materials are required. This activity will enable students to explore how to make plastics and experiment with different...
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Challenges

These resources have been provided by Mathematical Education on Merseyside who have been running Challenge and Senior Challenge, take-home competitions for February half term, since the late 1970s. The Challenge is aimed at students in Years Seven and Eight. Each challenge consists of about eight questions, with...
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2000 - 2009

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Senior Challenges

These Senior Challenges from Mathematical Education on Merseyside were first produced as take home competitions aimed at Year Nine and Ten students.Each of these yearly challenges contains about eight questions covering a wide range of mathematical topics set within problem solving or puzzle activities. The final two...
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2000 - 2009

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Athlete or Machine?

The Royal Academy of Engineering has developed a teaching and learning resource for Key Stage Three that combines design, technology, mathematics and science activities. The resource allows students to investigate the question: Athlete or machine? Which is more important in the bob skeleton event? To answer the...
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STEM Club Activity: Keeping It Cool

This resource will introduce ideas about keeping materials and tools cool whilst in space, and try to encourage the students to apply these ideas during a hands on activity.The students work in groups to design, make, test and evaluate an appropriate heatshield to protect a square of chocolate from a heat source. In...
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Forces and Recycling

Aimed at older primary level, these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context and provide many opportunities for working scientifically. They link to work on forces aiming to extend understanding to the application of forces used in sorting and recycling materials. Children investigate processes...
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2000 - 2009

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Kitchen Science

From the Science Museum, this resource contains a booklet of science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. The booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home. The individual activities allow...
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2000 - 2009

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