Results for "problem solving" (89)

Problem solving in computing and across STEM - part 1

UK students are good problem solvers. PISA tests reveal that they are better than most international peers, including those from countries with better performance in mathematics and reading. Can this help their achievement in computing and other STEM subjects?This series of articles explores problem solving in computing and across STEM, asking ‘what is...

Problem solving in computing and across STEM - part 2

In part 1 we discovered that STEM subjects have common practices that can be shared and taught in the same way to reinforce and improve students’ learning. In part 2 we look at a possible approach to problem solving in computing and how this touches other STEM subjects.Solving problems in computing – a possible approachComputers process data. Problem...

Problem solving in computing and across STEM - part 3

Our previous articles (part 1 and part 2) have looked at how problem solving is used in STEM subjects and the skills that can be transferred to other subjects to improve learning.In part 3 we learn how debugging can be utilised in other lessons as well as posing questions we as teachers should all be thinking about…Debugging – evaluation and testing in...

Solving sustainability: can your students take on the challenge?

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge invites students to tackle real-world problems.Themed around sustainability, this year's challenge asks students to:design ways to capture biomethane from food wastecreate an efficient way to get electricity from waterdevelop a sustainable method for growing plants indoorsDr Ajay Sharman attended the final of the 2016...

Curiosity Hub - Creative Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths Workshops

Curiosity Hub provides engaging in-school STEM enrichment workshops for all Key Stages, complementing the National Curriculum in:ScienceComputing/Computer ScienceMathsDesign & Technology
Art & Design
Our workshops allow you to get ‘hands-on’ and explore technology in an interactive learning...

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STEMFirst - STEM Skills

STEMFirst is an Educational Consultancy and STEM Delivery Organisation based in the North West of England.We have over 20 years of experience in delivering inspirational, real-world, hands on STEM for Primary through to Higher Education and beyond.Our activities link Science, Engineering and Maths with Employability...

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Tech4Fun STEM workshops

Tech4fun offer a range of fun and engaging STEM based workshops, CPD & after school clubs.Tech4fun run a range of different workshops aimed at primary school aged childeren. examples of workshops include; introduction to CAD modelling and 3D printing, Robots and coding with Edison, Introduction to programmables...

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Bringing Mars exploration to the classroomCY218

ESA's ExoMars mission will search for signs of life on the red planet. Using Lego robotics, data logging and simple engineering challenges you will learn how to link this exciting context across STEM subjects, motivating students to link together skills and knowledge. The course will include lesson activities and...

Thinking, doing and talking scienceRH198K30

Start Date03 Apr 2019
VenueMilton Keynes
We are delighted to welcome Helen Wilson to share a wealth of evidence-based strategies and resources from the recent Education Endowment Foundation funded projects, ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’. The strategies and resources are particularly suited for Key Stage 2-3 transition and focus on the encouragement of...

CANSAT - an interesting (inter)national Computing and Technology challenge

In March I was invited to observe the CANSAT UK finals in York - and recently asked to give my own unscripted comments.  So here goes Mr Gibbs!  A random collection of honest impressions.

You can search for CANSAT of course, but in a nutshell... Small teams of students, in practice GCSE and...