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...

Gold, storms and dinosaurs

In this podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Richard Hollingham looks at where and how to find gold while Sue Nelson finds out why weather forecasters still struggle to predict sudden, violent summer storms. Other reports discover...

Choosing a career in wind, wave and tidal energy

This resource from Renewable UK illustrates the wide range of careers available in the UK's renewable energy industry.

cre8ate maths

The cre8ate maths project was a CPD initiative for Yorkshire and Humberside teachers of mathematics. It features resources applying maths to key areas of the economy focusing on functional mathematics skills for Key Stage Three students. The project was developed by the Centre for Science...

Olympics: Are Women Improving Faster than Men?

One of the features of Olympic Games history is that women have had to win a series of battles to be able to compete. However, since they have been competing, there have been many cases where the women, at least for a while, have been improving faster than men. In this activity students explore...

Good ideas for algebra

The focus of the activities in this book from Polygon Resources is algebra and provides students with experience of finding and explaining rules by writing down what they notice in words.

Repeating Patterns introduces the idea of prediction based on known patterns.

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Redraw the balance

This video reveals the reality of gender stereotyping amongst primary school children. When asked to draw a firefighter, surgeon and a fighter pilot, 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 were female.  This film from Employers and Education helps to raise issues and challenge...

Will your party hat be funny or fantastic?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children can design and make a decorated paper party hat to wear at a party they have helped to organise.

The party can be held to celebrate a particular calendar event such as Christmas or Easter, the end of...

Computing without computers

This book aims to be a gentle introduction to the main concepts of computer programming and the related subject of data structures and algorithms. Rather than focusing on particular programming languages that can appear alien and incomprehensible to beginners, it concentrates on the underlying...

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Selected resources used on the Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course led by Paul Dix. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or just to be kept abreast of any upcoming developments.
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Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: resource package

A package of resources to support assessment for learning in mathematics:https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/list/22834/assessment-learning-mathematics(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course run by the University of Leeds in association with the National...
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22 August 2016

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What are good and evil?

Philosophy resource on meaning of good and evil
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22 August 2016

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Physics AS Level - Homework Resource

Hi All! MarkIt is a startup that believes in helping students with their mistakes. It was originally started for A-level maths and has successfully worked with over 2,000 students and over 40 schools. We are branching into A-level physics as we believe this is a subject that needs to be made more...
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18 August 2016

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Helen's Element

http://bit.ly/HelensElementHelen's Element is an online, interactive graphic novel that strikes the difficult balance between telling an exciting story and teaching scientific content. It aims to inspire a more diverse range of people to become scientists.  Our brains love stories and most of us remember...
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17 August 2016

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Selected resources used on the Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching course led by Dylan Wiliam, Christine Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck to help STEM teachers understand DfL. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or...
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16 August 2016

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Link to free resources from the IET

Free teaching resources for science, design and technology, engineering and maths
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11 August 2016

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Hexbug Primary KS2 Project Lessons 1-10

This project requires pupils to work individually and with teams, similar to the situations presented to real engineers and designers. Through REVERSE ENGINEERING pupils learn about MECHANICAL & GEARED SYSTEMS. Through exploring AUTOMATION, pupils will be introduced to COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & AUTOMATION. By...
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11 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 2.0: Clawbot Build

The project concentrates on the design and manufacture of a VEX Clawbot using a prepared kit of robotics parts. The build is clearly led as a team assignment and leads to a specific outcome. Once the build is complete, pupils are challenged to extend the application of the kit and robot to lead to different and ever...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 3.1: 3D Printing

This project encourages students to build upon their in-depth knowledge and experience of working with VEX EDR in unit 1 and unit 2, by integrating a wider range of sketching, computer aided design and prototyping skills. The aim of the project is to develop an outcome not possible in the current platform portfolio of...
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10 August 2016

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