Graphing stories

The ‘Graphing Stories’ collection is a collaborative project run by Dan Mayer and the ‘BuzzMath’ team. Each story comprises a video that shows a practical situation where a measure, such as height or weight, varies with time. The situation is then replayed at a slower rate to help enable the...

Movies and magic

Movies and magic 9-11

Sometimes what looks like magic is actually science! In this programme, pupils will look at magic and movie tricks for inspiration and find out how it’s done. They explore how things are done to make movies look realistic, and investigate whether some of the themes or technology from the movies...

Engineering Careers: Cammel Laird

Here are 5 videos of people who work at Cammell Laird, the shipyard responsible for the building of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.  They range from early career apprentices to those who have worked their way up the ladder to be Principal Engineer.  You can hear...

Nix the tricks

The book ‘Nix the Tricks’ looks at tricks and short cuts used in maths, explains why they are so damaging, and then provides an alternative method that teaches for understanding. If you cringe when a student says ‘cross multiply’ whenever they see a problem involving fractions, then this is the...

Student discussion

Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  

This...

Lighthouse

Lighthouse keeper challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design a way of getting lighthouse keepers back to the mainland from a lighthouse based on a small island 200 metres from the nearest land. The design will need to use a zip line to carry the keeper...

Computer network

Computer networks

A very comprehensive article explaining how computers communicate, what the internet is and what services run on it. On the third page (labelled page 34) there is a very good unplugged classroom activity that can be used to model how packets of data are passed by the internet. The document also...

Video Interviews with the Bloodhound SSC Team

Short video interviews with members of the Bloodhound SSC team, explain some of the engineering challenges involved in designing a land speed record rocket car. Interviews include: * Wheel design - John Piper, Engineering Director * Shock waves - Ben Evans * Air - Ben Evans * Mach numbers - Ben...

Astronaut

Careers in Space workshop

The Careers in Space workshop included inputs from: * Vicki Hodges on Astrium's STEM Ambassadors programme * Rosalind Azouzi on Space Tourism and the Next Generation * Lloyd Marshall on Apprenticeship opportunities with Astrium

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UTOPIAE - CPD for Advanced Higher Physics/Maths teachers

UTOPIAE presents two problems with solutions for teachers of Advanced Higher students to consider introducing in their classrooms.A CPD workshop will be hosted in early 2019 at University of Strathclyde in the Aerospace Centre of Excellence's state of the art Concurrent Collaborative Design Studio in the...
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13 November 2018

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NE710 Planning for learning supporting resources

Supporting resources for the online CPD course for teachers: Planning for learning.
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13 November 2018

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Neuroplasticity, learning and new ways of thinking

https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve
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12 November 2018

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Volunteering to help with Aberdeen University Group Projects

The task involved;- Mentoring 2nd year engineering students in a group project as part of an industry-education based project in March/April 2018.
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07 November 2018

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NE708 Teaching primary science: getting started supporting resources

Supporting resources for the online CPD course NE708 Teaching primary science: getting started.
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07 November 2018

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MyKEducation Introduction to basic STEM skills

MyKEducation FOUNDATION STEM PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SKILLS We offer after School Club or Holiday Club through partnering schools. MANUAL: Open the full STEM Coordinator's manualhttps://issuu.com/kemafroc/docs/myke_coordinators__manualParents,...
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28 October 2018

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Recycling

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27 October 2018

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ICT World 2017

This resssource is a work  of six European schools about computational thinking. There are a lot ideas, classroom materials and results using Scratch and geog3ebra to foster computational thinking. URL: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/40102
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23 October 2018

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Hitchin Girls School Careers Day

Attended careers fair in Hitchin Girls School on 18th October 2018. Aim of the day was to encourage young girls into engineering and give them information about different types of route that is available and share my experience and knowledge about my job as a highway engineer. I attended the event with my...
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22 October 2018

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NE204 Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoning

Supporting resources for the online course NE204 Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoning.
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22 October 2018

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