Results for "problem solving" (24)

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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1980 - 1989

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Get to work with science and technology

'Get to work with science and technology' is a fascinating new narrative nonfiction series that introduces readers to the real-world applications of STEM subjects.From analysing data, to using tools and technology, readers will be excited to see how real-life scientists and engineers solve problems every day...
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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.

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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Zip Line

This resource challenges children to design and build something to carry a ping-pong ball from the top of a zip line to the bottom in four seconds (or less!). Useful in either class or as an after school club activity, it provides an opportunity for children to apply their knowledge of forces to solve a problem.
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2010 to date

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Bottle-Top Shapes

Shapes and patterns can be found all around us – from flowers to footballs, seashells to staircases. In this activity, simple lines drawn on bottle tops or jam jar lids provide a fun way into the wonderful world of geometry.Learning outcomes:Investigate position, direction and movement of different shapesUse...
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2010 to date

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Monsoon Proof Roof

This resource provides a practical context to explore the uses of everyday materials, based on their properties. Children are introduced to a problem of building a flood- proof home, which is faced by families in local communities in Bangladesh, looking at solutions that have been developed to solve this problem. This...
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2010 to date

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Primary Space Activities

This resource contains a number of ideas for both teaching about space and for using space as a context for learning in other subject areas.They are:• Poems - using different types of poems in science and some space poetry words.• Songs and music - lists of songs concerning space and examples of space songs from...
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2010 to date

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