- Is solar power part of the energy solution in the UK?
This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG explores how electricity is generated and used within the UK and the electricity a typical domestic solar panel installation generates compared with typical household electrical use. It concludes with the arguments for and against solar farms.
- How can solar energy make a difference?
This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, the chemistry of combustion and the risks to people's health and and safety as a consequence of their use.
- Sunny Schools support documents
Assembly ideas, factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and more. The resources are cross-curricular and are ideal for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years. They complement the Sunny Schools resource.
- Sunny Schools resource
Sunny Schools tackles the issues of climate change and energy in schools, while bringing alive the science of renewable energy resources with a global dimension. All activities are clearly linked to the UK National Curriculum and can be used with pupils aged from 7 to11 in class or an Eco Club
- Light the way
A lesson with resources to explore the value of light and the power of the sun in transforming. The lesson and resources are very suitable for pupils aged from 7-11 and will suit some older pupils with a little adaptation.
- Manufacturing Student Think Tank
7th March 2017: For the fourth year running, Cranfield University invites you to the Global Manufacturing Student Think Tank 2017 for what promises to be an inspiring and informative event.
- 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.
- Why do scientists?
A website developed by Keele University to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set"
- 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.
- 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 Big Bang Competition
The Big Bang Competition lets more young people than ever showcase their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and is open to UK residents in full-time secondary education
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- Out & About with Industry
An index of industrial museums in the UK
- 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.
- The Speckled Monster
Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
- Why you'll never catch smallpox homepage
This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
- Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
- 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.
- Climate change schools' project resources
The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
- Isaac Physics
Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
- Classroom Medics - Free Posters
Free A1 poster and 40 downloadables about routes to careers in the NHS
- Timstar Video Demonstrations
Short demonstration videos for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. See all the Timstar kit in action.
- European Southern Observatory
ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
- Free teaching resources from the IET
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
- Faulkes Telescope
Faulkes Telescope gives school groups access to a remote robotic telescope
- Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
- UK Schools Seismology Project
Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
- Beat the Flood
Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
- 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.
- Concept Cartoons Environmental Issues
A series of Concept Cartoons produced by Millgate House Education in partnership with Practical Action
- 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.
- SCI-TECH Challenge
A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
- How tracking satellites work
Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
Timstar is a premium supplier of science and laboratory equipment to the education market. We pride ourselves on providing products and services which inspire children to learn about science, offering excellent customer service, technical support and teaching resources.
- Copper - The Friendly Metal
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
- SATIS Revisited
Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
- Practical Biofuels Activities
An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
- 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.
- Sixty Symbols
Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University