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Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience was developed to bring best practices in design-based learning to schools. These lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Design-based learning gives flexibility to facilitate and...
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2010 to date

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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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Experimenting with Industry

The ‘Experimenting with Industry’ series was published in the mid-1980s when it presented industry-related science practicals for schools. It was developed as part of a 'teachers into industry' project organised by The Association for Science Education (ASE) on behalf of The Standing Conference on Schools' Science and...
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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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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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Nuclear Power Design Engineer: David Bennett

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador David Bennett, a design engineer at a nuclear power station. David's role is to ensure that any modifications made to the nuclear power plant improve safety and efficiency. He started work after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering...
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Disaster Response: How do Engineers Save Lives?

This suite of student activities, challenges and related resources aims to give students an insight into the roles of engineers following a natural disaster.The short introductory activities increase students’ awareness of the range of types of natural disaster and the kinds of problems associated with them, as well...
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Mechanical Engineer: Andrew Keen

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Andrew Keen, a graduate engineer. Andrew studied Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing before gaining a placement with an aerospace design company. Following a Masters of Engineering degree in Materials and further work experience,...
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The Mathematics of Beam Deflection

In this resource students are to play the role of a structural engineer working on the design of a prestigious new hotel complex. As a design engineer students have to carry out complex calculations on the structures steelwork needed to make the building viable. Part of these calculations include assessing the...
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STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - autumn 2015

This edition of the STEM Learning Magazine includes articles on:Professional development for science techniciansAn interview with a design and technology teacherStudy visits to CERNHigh quality staff training daysTim Peake's mission to the International Space StationBringing careers education and information into the...
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