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A Paper Puzzle

The A series of paper are very useful in mathematics lessons as whichever sized piece of paper you choose the ratio of the length to the width is √2 to 1. I came across this interesting question recently. Taking any piece of A sized paper, A4 is the most common, and letting the length be  √2...


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The potential power of proton beam therapy.

Using proton beam therapy to treat cancer has previously been a cause of some controversy in the UK. The treatment has previously been deemed to be poor value for money by the NHS, and currently there are no facilities in the UK for proton beam treatment. It is currently available on the NHS to treat some eye...


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Recognising hinge-point questions

Typically hinge-point questions:Have wrong answers that match the most common student misconceptions or alternative conceptions;Are difficult for a student to get the correct answer(s) with the wrong reasoning or knowledge;Are quick to answer (in less than two minutes, and ideally in less than one minute);Allow the...
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Placement: Biocatalysts Ltd (Cardiff)TY805

Location: Biocatalysts Ltd , Cardiff, CF15 7QQ 5 day placements are available with Biocatalysts throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding. To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: insight@stem.org.uk Please note, the deadline...

Catalyst Volume 26 Issue 2: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles: ​This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices.BiomimcryThis Catalyst article investigates biomimetics and discovers how ...
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BBC micro:bit training - Free 1 day CPD for D&T

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Just in case anyone has missed our posts on the main stem.org.uk website, we are running a number of one day BBC micro:bit training sessions across the UK, free for teachers and technicians. The BBC micro:bit is a small programmable circuit board that will be given to every year 7 in the UK over the next...


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This week's hand-picked resources: evolution

The theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most important concepts in biology. In developing this theory, Charles Darwin (and almost in parallel, Alfred Russel Wallace) came to conclusions based on observations of nature. Controversially at the time (and still to some now) it disagreed with the...


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Placement: Syngenta (Berkshire)TY807

Location: Syngenta, Jealott's Hill, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EY 5 day placements are available with Syngenta throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding. There are no more spaces available for the 2017 summer placement, however applications for June and July 2018 are...

Placement: Thames Water (Reading)TY808

Location: Thames Water, Clearwater Court, Vastern Rd, Reading RG1 8DB 5 day placements are available with Thames Water throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding. To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: insight@stem.org.uk...

Get involved with the Cosmic Classroom event

Today at 14:00, Tim Peake will be live broadcasting from the International Space Station. Teachers and students have been invited to join TES for the Cosmic Classroom, where schools have the opportunity to be linked to Tim Peake live for 20 minutes, while he answers questions children have sent in....

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