- Big Bang Fair
The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals and is FREE! This year's Fair will be held at The NEC, Birmingham 15-18 March 2017.
- Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge
The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T students to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. ENTIRES ARE NOW OPEN The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive Design & Technology project within school.
- Bright Minds Challenge
For the first ever Bright Minds Challenge, we’re on the search for innovative solutions and new materials that will fast-forward the movement towards 100% renewable energy. Closing date 1st February 2017
- Bloodhound SSC - Race for the Line Competition
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Apply now for the 'Race for the line competition' - A Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition for England & Wales
- The Uncover Copper Competition
Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
- The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- Technology Justice
Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
- Practical Action evaluation tools
Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
- Practical Action the 6R's
The 6Rs activity is a hands on activity where students look at the 6Rs of sustainability, recycle, reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, rethink. Suitable for students aged 14-18 it is relevant to D & T, geography and engineering.
- Practical Action galleries
Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
- Who's most at risk
Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
- National Women in Engineering Week 2016
Welcome to this National Women in Engineering Day update. With less than a month to go to #NWED2016 on 23 June we hope that you have all got something planned to celebrate the day.
- Copper in wind power
Copper is a vital metal in making wind power possible. Copper provides the conductivity, corrosion resistance, strength and flexibility to meet all the demands of harsh conditions, where servicing and repair are very expensive.
- Out & About with Industry
An index of industrial museums in the UK
- Whynotchemeng - resources
FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
- Copper Alloys in Aquaculture
Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
- Making a Smart Tunnel
Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
- Young Scientists Journal
We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
- Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
- The Naked Scientists
Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
- Johnson Matthey 40 years of cleaner air
A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
- Copper - Electric Motor
A basic introduction to the DC motor
- Copper and Electromagnets
Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
- Alstom hydropwer infographic
A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
- Electricity Timeline
A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
- Tomorrow's Engineers
Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
- Free teaching resources from the IET
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
- Free A2 posters from IET
A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. As well as posters created solely by the IET, we also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and have included these additional engineering posters for you to download or order as part of our posters pack.
- UK Schools Seismology Project
Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
- The Science and Technology of Aerosols
Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
- Making a Difference
Students are often unaware of the opportunities open to them if they study STEM subjects at school. These resources, comprising of a poster and four case studies, are designed to increase awareness of the just some of the potential careers open to them in international development.
- Practical Action STEM Resources
A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
- How tracking satellites work
Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
- NRICH enriching mathematics
Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
- Culham nuclear fusion videos
This series of short videos introduces physics concepts aimed at A level students about fusion and the measurement techniques involved.
- Copper and Electricity
A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
- Copper Mining
A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
- Copper Recycling and Sustainability
Copper is one of the most recyclable metals. This e-source looks at the science and environmental benefits behind recycling.
- Aerosols - How do they work? ARCHIVE
For students aged between 11 and 14 years. The aerosol can turns out to be a useful way of learning about pressure and kinetic theory. Lots of really helpful interactive graphics.
- Aerosols & Physics ARCHIVE
For students aged over 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws more appropriate for this age of student, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
- Aerosols & Pressure ARCHIVE
For students aged between 14 and 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
- Physics in Steelmaking
More advanced handling of sound and heat in a steelworks and an additional section on the application of ionising radiation.
- Discover Petroleum
Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
- Fawley Oil Refinery Tour
Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.
- Practical Action resources
A variety of exciting and innovative resources from Practical Action support the teaching of climate change, renewable energy resources and cross- curricular topics such as sanitation and flooding