Exploding cells

Students observe what happens to blood added to salt solutions of different concentrations. This is done in test tubes, although it may also be possible to observe what happens under a microscope. The students record their observations and attempt to explain what has happened to the red blood...

Happy city

Sydenham School for Girls met with three STEM Ambassadors while undertaking this very ambitious project which delivered on the basic modelling and ideas for planning a city. It aimed to develop materials ‘literacy’, set the foundation for good workshop practice
and to  develop independent...

Core Maths

This collection contains resources produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths.

The collection covers six mathematical areas:

  • Numbers and measures
  • Financial maths
  • Discrete maths
  • Algebra and graphs
  • ...
Professional swimmer

"I Am the Greatest"

This Catalyst article discusses the science behind motivation in sport. Self-efficacy has been shown to have a strong influence on performance in athletes, with those who believe in themselves generally attaining more success than those who are plagued with self-doubt. Psychologists are...

Athlete

Running Tracks

This Cre8ate maths activity gives the opportunity for accurate measurement, scale drawing and calculations involving pi. If there is access to a running track, students look at how the track is marked out and distances measured accurately for runners in each of the lanes. Alternatively, if a...

Code for Life Rapid Router with Blockly

This collection includes resources for primary schoolchildren of all ages learning early computer programming. Using the Blockly drag-and-drop visual language, children program the movement of grocery vans around maps. The resources should be used with the...

STEM

Yes We Can!

This activity book aims to show young children some of the jobs in engineering, science, technology and construction that anyone can do. It contains various short activities including colouring, matching, spot the difference based around various jobs and a story featuring Ruby the Roofer. The...

Career in physics

Physics Careers Posters

These resources are from the Institute of Physics and consist of a range of posters that illustrate physics-related careers. The posters cover a wide range of careers and include:

Physicists Predict, Protect, Inspire and Save: Nicola Lang - geophysicist, Emma Sowter -...

EO Detective

Astronauts have been taking photographs of the Earth from space for over 50 years and Earth Observation scientists have used satellite images for a similar amount of time.

The EO Detective activities aim to demonstrate how a vantage point in space, such as the International Space Station...

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NE706 Teaching Practical Science: Physics supporting resources

Supporting and additional resources for the free, online course 'Teaching Practical Science: Physics'.Find out more about this course or register for the next run on FutureLearn.
Publication date:
19 October 2017

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eSafety Algorithm Poster

Classroom poster from iCompute to reinforce eSafety messages.
Publication date:
18 October 2017

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Editable & Printable Scratch 2.0 Blocks

A full set of Scratch blocks (Scratch 2.0) including the blocks inside the Sensing, Operator, Data, Custom palettes and LEGO™ WeDo motor blocks.The blocks can be edited and scaled using image editing tools (e.g. Illustrator, Inkscape, Vectr).  The blocks are also provided in .png format.More free primary...
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18 October 2017

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Primary Computing Lesson celebrating Ada Lovelace

Teach primary computing with history. This teacher-led activity involves conducting online research about Ada Lovelace a female pioneer in STEM and the world’s first computer programmer!Children present their findings using basic HTML and CSS to create a multimedia webpage all about Ada.More free primary...
Publication date:
18 October 2017

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Free Primary Computing Lesson - Halloween with HTML

A computing lesson plan and associated resources aimed at KS2 children designing and producing a Halloween themed web page.Introduces basic HTML and CSS and includes step-by-step lesson plan, support materials and pre-written HTML/CSS template.More free primary computing lessons and resources available at www.icompute...
Publication date:
18 October 2017

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Flash-Bang Shows and Chemical Demonstration Training

We at The University of Manchester have extensive experience of safely but spectacularly showing the more exciting bits of Chemistry (The 'Flash-Bang Show'). We are happy to come to schools around Manchester to deliver the shows, and/or to train teachers in doing some of the demonstrations themselves,...
Publication date:
17 October 2017

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15 October 2017

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Video Clips - What do you in Antarctica?

Video Clips - STEM Careers with BAS on RSS David AttenboroughFind out about what scientists at British Antarctic Survey think about their jobshttps://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/careers-at-bas/science/video-clips-science-careers/
Publication date:
04 October 2017

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RSS David Attenborough Website (BAS)

Links to the British Antarctic Survey Websitehttps://www.bas.ac.uk/polar-operations/sites-and-facilities/facility/rrs-sir-david-attenborough/
Publication date:
04 October 2017

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Plant Defence Responses 1 - NOTES

This resource has been produced by the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP). These notes are designed to support you in the delivery of Powerpoint presentation – Plant Defence Responses 1 -  giving a commentary for each slide.The presentation is designed to fulfil the basic requirements of all the...
Publication date:
28 September 2017

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