CREST Awards: thirty inspirational ideas

30 inspirational ideas for science gathers some of the best STEM ideas from the last 30 years, some of which are CREST projects, some of which are just great ideas.  The main themes of the activities are:

• Interacting with researchers

• Mixing science and art

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Astro Academy: Principia

In 2016, European Space Agency Astronaut, Tim Peake, carried out a series of experiments on the International Space Station, using equipment designed by the National Space Academy. 

The overall programme includes the following topics from UK physics and chemistry secondary school...

Engineering chocolate

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at the food industry engineering careers involved in the production of chocolate. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: chemical engineer, environmental engineer, packaging engineer and biochemical engineer.

Four lesson activities...

Frozen Oceans

The Frozen Oceans educational programme is a set of resources delivered by Digital Explorer, an educational social enterprise and supported by Catlin Group Limited, a specialist casualty insurer and reinsurer. Between 2009 and 2011 Catlin sponsored research into the changing Arctic environment...

Teaching Advanced Physics: Mechanics

From the Institute of Physics, these resources are split into topics and each topic is subdivided into a number of learning episodes. Each learning episode represents a coherent section of teaching. Typically the activities include discussion, demonstrations, student investigations and...

Gas Compression and Expansion

This engineering resource, produced by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) for the Royal Academy of Engineering, asks the question: how can you calculate the energy used, or made available, when the volume of a gas is changed? A bicycle pump, a refrigerator and the internal combustion...

Primary Science Demonstrations

This series of videos, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), gives ideas for teaching materials and their properties in the primary classroom. Presented by Sue Halliday and Lorelly Wilson, the demonstrations use everyday products and require no special equipment. They are designed...

Engineers Without Borders UK

This collection is produced by Engineers Without Borders UK, 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...

Ticket to Ride

Aimed at primary level, this pack contains nine activities on the theme of transportation. The activities investigate topics related to friction, forces, levers, earth and space, air and water resistance and areas of design and technology. Designed either for use in class or within a science...

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Christmas ice cream

Here are the instructions for the 12th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (@Fulford School York).Each team will need 1/2 a cup of cream, a large ice cream tub with hole cut in lid (to house cream cup) ice, salt, range of xmas ingredients and a spoon...
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17 November 2016

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Hinge-point questions (HPQs) shared by learners on the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course

These HPQs were collected using Google Forms during two steps of past runs of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course. By following the links below you can access the body of material that has been collected. Step 3.11 (Google Form download as at 2016-04-26 attached below as...
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17 November 2016

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Maths Problem Solving Videos

www.weneedmaths.com - A website to share problem-solving videos that relate Mathematics topics to real world problems. Great as classroom starters, plenaries, revision or homework, these videos have proven to engage students of all abilities and ages, and provide a purpose for learning Maths. 
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16 November 2016

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Early Years/Reception Science Homeworks

These are a series of science activities we sent home to our Receptin cohort to encourage them to engage in science learning with their families. They proved to be a big hit with both children and parents and we got lots of photos, writing and pictures brought in the show what they had done.The activities cover a wide...
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14 November 2016

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13 November 2016

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BBC micro:bit book

This is a bundle of BBC micro:bit books
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08 November 2016

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Selected resources used on the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course led by Dylan William, Christine Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or just to be kept abreast of any...
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03 November 2016

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A Walk through the Solar System

This simple activity will do more to impress on your students the remarkable engineering and scientific progress that has taken place over recent years than any other I have seen. Taking these small steps will enable your students to cope with the flood of information available and lead them on a path to understanding...
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24 October 2016

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Selected resources used on the Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course led by Paul Dix. You can also join this group if you want to continue the conversation after the end of the course or just to be kept abreast of any upcoming developments.
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19 October 2016

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Journey To The Centre Of The Brain. A touring science show about the brain

MakeBelieve Arts is a theatre and education company and social enterprise offering innovative, high quality theatre and education programmes to develop the creative potential of children aged 0-15.We have been touring our new interactive First Theatre show, Journey to the Centre of the Brain to Primary...
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18 October 2016

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