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  • 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 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!
  • Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
    The Squashed Tomato Challenge
    Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
    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? 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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 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.
    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.
  • An index of industrial museums in the UK
    Out & About with Industry
    An index of industrial museums in the UK
  • FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
    Whynotchemeng - resources
    FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
  • 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.
    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.
  • Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
    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.
  • 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.
    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
    Q-files
    A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
  • A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
    Johnson Matthey 40 years of cleaner air
    A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
  • A basic introduction to the DC motor
    Copper - Electric Motor
    A basic introduction to the DC motor
  • Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
    Copper and Electromagnets
    Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
  • A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
    Electricity Timeline
    A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
  • Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
    Tomorrow's Engineers
    Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
  • FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
    Free teaching resources from the IET
    FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
    UK Schools Seismology Project
    Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
  • Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
    The Science and Technology of Aerosols
    Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
    How tracking satellites work
    Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
  • Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
    NRICH enriching mathematics
    Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
  • Engineering
  • Have a BLAST exploring the world of science and technology...
    Bloodhound Blast
    Have a BLAST exploring the world of science and technology...
  • This series of short videos introduces physics concepts aimed at A level students about fusion and the measurement techniques involved.
    Culham nuclear fusion videos
    This series of short videos introduces physics concepts aimed at A level students about fusion and the measurement techniques involved.
  • 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 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.
  • A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
    Copper Mining
    A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
  • Copper is one of the most recyclable metals. This e-source looks at the science and environmental benefits behind recycling.
    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.
  • Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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
    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

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