Results for "problem solving" (55)

Problem Solving in School Science

This book, published in 1986 by Macdonald & Co, was written with the view that children should be encouraged to use their own initiative in problem solving and be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for investigations. The core belief was that children develop a positive self-image by overcoming challenges...
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Water for the World

Water for the World was developed jointly by Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) and Arup, a global firm of engineering consultants and specialists. There are three resources, investigating issues of water scarcity, sourcing and supply and showing how engineers can help to solve problems. Although initially designed as...
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2010 to date

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Developing STEM in the primary curriculumRP293

During this session you will identify the skills needed to become successful in STEM and learn how to integrate STEM skills into the primary curriculum.

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This collection contains ten activities which support science learning within the context of a wide range of engineering design challenges. Designed to foster questioning and creativity and to develop problem-solving skills including testing alternative options, interpreting results and evaluating their solutions...
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2010 to date

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Floating Garden STEM challenge

This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a cheap and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource can be...
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2010 to date

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Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB)

This collection is produced by Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) , an international development organisation that aims to remove barriers to development through engineering. It contains resources which challenge children to discuss big issues facing the modern world and the challenges this poses for engineers trying...
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2010 to date

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Spaghetti Structures

Engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice – but their jobs often involve practical testing, problem-solving and teamwork too. This activity calls all of these skills into action, to help build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.Learning outcomes:Investigate the strength of different...
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2010 to date

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CREST Star Investigators

CREST Star Investigators is a UK-wide award scheme, run by the British Science Association that enables children to solve scientific problems through practical investigation. The activities focus on thinking about, talking about, and doing science. They are designed to be used primarily outside of class time and a...
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2010 to date

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Astro Pi

Leading UK space organisations have joined forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.Two Raspberry Pi computers are planned to be flown to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Tim’s six month...
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2010 to date

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Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...
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2010 to date

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