Principia mission - maths in space

On December 15th 2015 European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on the six month Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Principia was named after Isaac Newton’s Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity.

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Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.

 

Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV...

Primary science investigations with plants

A collection of investigations around the topic of plants, looking at life cycles, factors affecting growth, parts of a plant, composting and plants that we eat. Investigations provided by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) are:  

Holly leaves:...

Plotr

Plotr  is a free-to-access website which offers advice and resources to support the work of teachers in bringing STEM careers to life for their students

Plotr have developed a series of lesson plans and quick-fire activities to help teachers embed careers learning within  schemes of work...

Cross-curricular science ideas webs

This collection, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), provides ideas for incorporating science teaching and learning into a topic based plan. Divided into three age ranges which span the primary phase, each resource contains key questions which can be used to drive enquiry based...

BBC micro:bit in space

The BBC micro:bit is a small programmable device, designed to engage children with coding and the world of digital. Given to all 11-12 year old students across the UK in 2016, it is supported with a range of programming environments available ...

Alice and Bob in Wonderland

Alice and Bob in Wonderland are animations produced by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. They are based around the questions that Alice has about the physical world and how these can lead to "powerful ideas" in physics, such as energy-mass equivalence and relativity. Topics...

Concept Cartoons - Environmental Issues

These four concept cartoons are examples from the Environmental Issues series produced by Millgate House Education. They help students explore four different environmental issues that affect the lives of people around the world, including those living in developing countries. Concept Cartoons...

SMILE Cards

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments. The...

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Mission X Newsletter

Mission X Newsletter (www.esero.org.uk/missionx)
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Hinge-point questions (HPQs) shared by learners on the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course

These HPQs were collected using Google Forms during two steps of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course. By following the links below you can access the body of material that has been collected. Step 3.11 (Google Form download as at 2016-04-26 attached below as XLSX file)...
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2016

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Y7 TESTING

Small topic tests 
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2016

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Year 1 - Plants - Identifying bulbs and seeds

From Outstanding Science KS1 Year 1 PlantsLearning objective: I can match bulbs and seeds to fully-grown plants.Children learn that bulbs and seeds can grow into mature plants. They match 5 trees and plants to their bulbs or seeds in a cut and stick activity. They identify whether they are looking at a bulb or a seed....
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2016

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Assessment for Learning: Mathematics

A package of resources to support assessment for learning in mathematics.(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course run by the National STEM Learning Centre.)Assessment for Learning: MathematicsWorking Together: Teaching Assistants and...
Publication date:
2016

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Assessment for Learning: Science

A package of resources to support assessment for learning in science.(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course run by the National STEM Learning Centre.)Guides to Assessment in Education: ScienceAssessment for LearningLinear Assessment Chapter 3:...
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2016

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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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2015

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Dylan William and Chris Harrison Q and A session

As part of Week 4 of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course a Question and Answer session was held at the National STEM Learning Centre on Wednesday 16th March. The session was faciliated by Andrea Mapplebeck. Below you can find:A recording of Episode 1 with subtitlesA...
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2016

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Nature Detectives Resources

Woodland Trust Nature Detectives have some amazing resources for outdoor learning. They can be found at http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/However, their new website has removed some of my old favourite activities. I was asked recently for some ideas on learning the names of trees by...
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2016

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Surface Area of Geometric shapes

Use the Geometric shapes at the back of room and find their surface area.- Work in pairs - Swap shapes and compare answers with other pairs.
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2016

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