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The Human Machine

This booklet provides a number of practical experiments investigating tissues, organs and organ systems, including how the mind controls the body, psychology and ergonomics. Curriculum links include, respiratory system, circulatory system, behaviour, nervous system. The experiments are: 1. Muscles 2. The...
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1970 - 1979

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Moths, Adaptations and Predators

In order to avoid predators, the caterpillars of some species of moths rest during the day by masquerading as twigs, well-camouflaged and keeping their bodies rigid and still. The aim of the investigation is to determine if caterpillars of the peppered moth show a preferred angle of rest. Students look at a series...
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2000 - 2009

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The Dolls of Confusion

This Catalyst article investigates how humans can misjudge the weights of small dense objects and large, light objects and how their perception of weight is easily fooled.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 3.Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years....
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2010 to date

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Tim Peake's Food Likes

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2010 to date

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Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.We enable educators and partner organisations to share...
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2010 to date

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D&T teachers CPD survey

Published in September 2010, this summary of an online survey looks at design and technology (D&T) teachers’ attitudes towards CPD.The full collection of STEM Learning impact and evaluation research reports can be viewed here. 
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Evaluation of the impact of Myscience CPD programmes in STEM leadership on primary and secondary schools

Published in November 2014, this summary report (based on research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research) investigates the impact of a range of STEM leadership CPD programmes targeted at leaders and teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools and colleges.The full collection...
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2010 to date

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Evaluation of the impact of National Science Learning Network CPD on schools

Published in October 2015, this report from the ISOS Partnership is an evaluation of the impact and benefits of schools engaging with subject-specific science continuing professional development (CPD) from the National Science Learning Network (NSLN) and the National STEM Centre (STEM Learning).The full...
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2010 to date

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Evaluation of the impact of ENTHUSE partnerships: draft interim report

Published in January 2015, this interim report provides an overview of the ENTHUSE partnerships, discusses the progress they have made to date, identifies the impacts that have arisen thus far and those expected in the future, and summarises key learning points.The full collection of STEM Learning impact and...
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2010 to date

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Evaluation of the impact of the cohort 3 ENTHUSE clusters

Published in November 2014, this report from the Office for Public Management (OPM) evaluates the impact of the ENTHUSE Cluster programme with the third cohort of schools.The full collection of STEM Learning impact and evaluation research reports can be viewed here. 
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2010 to date

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