The Ultimate STEM Challenge

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is a national competition brought to you by BP, the Science Museum and STEM Learning.

The competition offers teams of two to four...

Plant disease practicals: powdery mildew

In this practical and data analysis activity, students collect samples of leaves showing samples of infection with powdery mildew; the samples can be sent for analysis as part of the Powdery Mildew Survey citizen science project. Students analyse data...

Inside STEM careers: investigating organic foods

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of product manager, James Seymour. Through investigating organic food crops and horticulture, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.

James is a...

Engineering chocolate

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at the food industry engineering careers involved in the production of chocolate. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: chemical engineer, environmental engineer, packaging engineer and biochemical engineer.

Four lesson activities...

Computers and Maths in Space

Mathematics plays a vital part in space flight, it gives us a way both to predict what should happen in the future and also ways to measure what’s actually happening in the present, and adapt to it. In this resource we look at a few places where maths helps in space flight. The maths is made...

Cooking session 3: brilliant baking

This Licence to Cook practical session introduces students to the safe use of the oven, as well as consolidating the use of other pieces of equipment. During this session, students make either fruity flapjacks or tropical granola bars. These recipes have been chosen as they use the oven and/or...

Keeping hearts pumping

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how mathematics modelling can aid investigations into the circulatory system. Blood-related diseases can seriously harm patients’ quality of life and even lead to death. Many of these diseases...

Literacy

This resource, called Science EXTRA! Using Newspapers in the Science Classroom, was written by Ruth Jarman and Billy McClune, Graduate School of Education, Queen's University Belfast and has been provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE). The aims of the Newspaper in Science...

Manual of mathematical magic

Many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. Mathematics is also the secret behind the technologies people use, the products they buy and the jobs they will have. This book shows how to perform some magic tricks, explains the mathematics behind them and...

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Free teaching resources for science, design and technology, engineering and maths
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Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms

Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms, with children with special educational needs and disabilities.This is a PowerPoint presentation delivered at the STEM 16 conference in York.Project website: http://no1leftbehind.eu/ for more information.
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27 September 2016

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Engaging diverse students with science through a ‘science capital’ approach

 A Lot of time and money has been invested in efforts designed to engage more young people with science but there has been little or no change in participation rates (and in the profile of those who continue with science post-16)This presentation looks at the concept of "Science capital" and...
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27 September 2016

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Physics Equations Help Sheets

This has some slides with common equations from GCSE Physics & the AQA Science courses.
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26 September 2016

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MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM REVISION pp

This is a power point presentation which can be used link the following topics: Current electricity, electromagnetism, permanent and temporary magnets, effect of impurity atoms in Al Ni Co magnets, magnetic fields, the motor effect and the action of heat on magnets. If you have an old Teltron e/m deflection tube then...
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26 September 2016

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Algebra

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25 September 2016

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Human eye - worksheet & Interactive resource

This resource is perfect for teaching about the anatomy of the eye and visual process. Included is a worksheet to help students learn about the human eye and how we see. This worksheet should be used with an interactive resource (found on the Vision Direct UK website).Use the digital resource on their website (http://...
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23 September 2016

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Cranium engineering

This is a home made version of the game called Cranium, edited for Engineering content. BTEC L2 Engineering - unit 1 specification.
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22 September 2016

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People Like Me

Presentation discussing the use of People Like Me resources from WISE, practical application and review of impact in a 11-19 comprehensive school.
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20 September 2016

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Starters

Starter ideas from SUG1005
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19 September 2016

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