- Timstar Video Demonstrations
Short demonstration videos for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. See all the Timstar kit in action.
- SciChallenge Contest
The SciChallenge contest is aiming at young people, between 10 to 14 years or 15 to 20 years old. The topic is cover one of the following fields: Natural Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Closing date 30th April 2017
- IET Faraday Challenge Days
Delivered free of charge by the IET, Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.
- Free A2 posters from IET
A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. IET also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and these additional engineering posters are available for download or order.
- IET Faraday DIY Challenge Days
Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days. These are packages of printable and electronic resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day.
- IET Faraday Careers Packs
The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
- 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.
- Free teaching resources from the IET
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
- 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.
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
- 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
- Free renewable energy posters from Practical Action
A set of four colourful posters showing renewable energy in use in developing countries