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School Holidays

In this Nuffield exploration, students consider what factors might affect the choice of dates for school holidays and use these to determine the holiday dates for an alternative school year.The key processes developed through the activities include:*Representing - deciding what factors to take into account,...
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Reaction times

In this activity from Nuffield, students are asked to develop an experiment to measure and test people's reaction times. They can use any equipment available in the school/classroom, and will need to consider the reliability of their experiment and how any data collected will be analysed and presented.
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Money Bags

In this practical exploration from the Nuffield Foundation, students are asked to design a wallet, purse, or credit card holder for a target consumer, and explain the rationale underlying their design.Key processes involved are:Representing - Selecting mathematical information, methods and tools to use.Analysing...
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Chlorophyll fluorescence

From Solar Spark, this activity allows students to see how chlorophyll can be energised and how this causes it to fluoresce. Chlorophyll in plant leaves absorb red light and pass the energy on to other parts of the plant, hence leaves look green. But if there is nowhere for the energy to go, it gets released as light...
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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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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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STEM Club activity: Perfect Pylons

Published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this activity sheet looks at electricity and its distribution in the 21st century. Most UK households consume large amounts of energy. As more renewable sources of energy are used and the use of fossil fuels is reduced, it is important to ensure that electricity is...
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STEM Club Activity: Introduction: Club Leaders

These resources are designed to inspire students, regardless of their background, and show that engineering and technology are positively beneficial to their present and future lives.Engineering Engagement Project will:*Provide engineering activity ideas to use in a club*Provide support information on careers,...
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STEM Club Support: the Engineering Message

This resource aims at raising students' awareness of what engineers do and how the profession contributes to the world. The key activity for students is to define and discuss engineering as a career. There are also two case studies to use.
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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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