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F=ma in a Lift

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. F=ma in a Lift provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating what happens when they are being weighed in a lift and to have a discussion about mass and weight and the difference between the two quantities. Ideally students...
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Properties of a Particle

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Properties of a Particle provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating the properties ascribed to particles. Students discuss why these properties are needed and ask are they realistic? Activities include analysing the...
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Probability – Does It Clarify or Confuse?

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Probability – Does It Clarify or Confuse? provides examples and ideas for discussing situations where probability helps in decision making, and situations where the mathematics of probability is counter intuitive. This activity allows learners to interrogate common...
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Linking Textiles and Electronics at Key Stage Three

This set of course materials from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network were designed to build an understanding of how electronics can be combined with textiles at Key Stage Three, starting with simple circuits and leading to more complex programming and effects.The practical sessions ran from week two to week...
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Treasure Hunt

The mathematical treasure hunt, produced by Mathigon, is an engaging mathematics lesson. Students follow a trail of clues and mathematical problems around the school site; each clue contains a hint to where the next clue is hidden. The questions are taken from a wide range of different topics, and often not directly...
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Robot Swarms

Together with related activities from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this resource allows students to investigate the wide range of sophisticated imaging technology available in modern hospitals, and to explore the latest ideas in search-and-rescue robotics.Students work in small teams to create...
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Input, Process and Output

This resource looks at what properties of infra-red make it so useful in gaming technology? Students develop a working prototype of a simple infra-red electronic circuit, identify an input and an output and test the performance of the circuit. They then explain how the findings of their research could affect their...
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Disaster Response: How do Engineers Save Lives?

This suite of student activities, challenges and related resources aims to give students an insight into the roles of engineers following a natural disaster.The short introductory activities increase students’ awareness of the range of types of natural disaster and the kinds of problems associated with them, as well...
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Winning Medals: Does Engineering Design Make a Difference?

This resource aims to give students the opportunity to investigate the impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on wheelchair sport. Students create a presentation that provides a justified answer to the ‘big question’, does engineering design make a difference to a wheelchair athlete's...
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Solar Images and Data

This resource contains three activities and accompanying teachers’ notes.Picking out the detailsUsing images from the Hinode satellite and the Solar Dynamics Observatory, this activity requires students to use scale and unit conversions to learn more about the size and surface of the Sun.Handling faint and bright...
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