Working Scientifically

  • ‘Anytime Anywhere Engineers’ is a new and innovative project funded by the Royal Academy Of Engineering and delivered by hi-impact & NFU Education to engage young people with the wonderful world of engineering. With a focus on agricultural engineering, participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and amazing engineers in their field.
    Anytime, Anywhere Engineers
    ‘Anytime Anywhere Engineers’ is a new and innovative project funded by the Royal Academy Of Engineering and delivered by hi-impact & NFU Education to engage young people with the wonderful world of engineering. With a focus on agricultural engineering, participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and amazing engineers in their field.
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  • The Farmvention: Climate Superheroes challenge is all about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it to become Climate Superheroes. Explore our themed inspiration hubs to get you thinking. Each one is full of investigations to complete at home or school
    Climate Superheroes
    The Farmvention: Climate Superheroes challenge is all about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it to become Climate Superheroes. Explore our themed inspiration hubs to get you thinking. Each one is full of investigations to complete at home or school
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  • Taking part in our global battery experiment will help you to understand how batteries work and their huge potential as a tool in the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. And it might inspire you to study further and even pursue a career as a scientist working towards a brighter energy future.  The global battery experiment will run throughout 2022, so you can take part and share your results at any time this year.
    Take charge - Global battery experiment
    Taking part in our global battery experiment will help you to understand how batteries work and their huge potential as a tool in the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. And it might inspire you to study further and even pursue a career as a scientist working towards a brighter energy future. The global battery experiment will run throughout 2022, so you can take part and share your results at any time this year.
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  • Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14.   Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
    Curious About Our Planet
    Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14. Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
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  • Take a look at Gratnells featured products to what's new in the world of staorage!
    Gratnells Featured Products
    Take a look at Gratnells featured products to what's new in the world of staorage!
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  • Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
    HIV Education Toolkit
    Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
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  • Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
    Meet our people: Lucy
    Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
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  • Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
    Meet our people: Emily
    Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
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  • read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
    Meet our people: Leonora
    read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
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  • Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
    Meet our people: Oyiza
    Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
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  • An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
    Meet our people: Megan
    An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
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  • Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK  As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
    GSK Virtual Work Experience: Benji’s story
    Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
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  • Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
    What I do in 30 seconds
    Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
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  • As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
    GSK: Discover a career with a purpose
    As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
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  • Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
    GSK: We're not all scientists
    Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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  • Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
    GSK Educator Support
    Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
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  • The British Association of Planetaria is pleased to bring you the 2022 Moon calendar as a downloadable PDF file. Download and display in your classroom. Use it to teach about patterns and cycles in the natural world, and changes over time.
    Moon Calendar 2022
    The British Association of Planetaria is pleased to bring you the 2022 Moon calendar as a downloadable PDF file. Download and display in your classroom. Use it to teach about patterns and cycles in the natural world, and changes over time.
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  • Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
    Curious about...
    Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
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  •  This interactive resource from abpi is intended for children aged 7 to 14 years and includes short video clips illustrating the three states of matter, information for teachers and a quiz.
    Solids, liquids and gases
    This interactive resource from abpi is intended for children aged 7 to 14 years and includes short video clips illustrating the three states of matter, information for teachers and a quiz.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
    Reaction game
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
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  • Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
    Running an innovation challenge session
    Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
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  • Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
    What is STEM Capital?
    Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
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  • Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
    GSK STEM Education: Module navigation guide
    Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
    How we breathe
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to reinforce learning about the forces that act on objects as they move through air and water, and as they bounce.
    Forces at work: Bounce
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to reinforce learning about the forces that act on objects as they move through air and water, and as they bounce.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
    Dust and breathing
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this actvity, they learn about the forces of drag and lift through a simple activity investigating how these two forces work on objects at different angles.
    Forces at work: Drag and lift
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this actvity, they learn about the forces of drag and lift through a simple activity investigating how these two forces work on objects at different angles.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
    Discovering digestion
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This  activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
    The science of exercise
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They will take part in a simple activity to demonstrate the importance of Friction and grip, through the use of a force gauge/force meter to measure force in Newtons.
    Forces at work: Friction and grip
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They will take part in a simple activity to demonstrate the importance of Friction and grip, through the use of a force gauge/force meter to measure force in Newtons.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
    What is data science?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
    How an arm works
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
    Real world statistics
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
    Fighting malaria
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 2
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 1
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They use chromatography to separate felt pen inks into pigments. A fun, hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM that can be completed at home or in school.
    Discovering chromatography
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They use chromatography to separate felt pen inks into pigments. A fun, hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM that can be completed at home or in school.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students explore the process by building a circuit with simple materials and make sodium hydroxide; one of the most used ingredients in making medicines.
    Exploring electrolysis
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students explore the process by building a circuit with simple materials and make sodium hydroxide; one of the most used ingredients in making medicines.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! What is inclusive design, and why is it important? This module explores the seven key principles of inclusive design and how they inform the idea development process.
    Inclusive design
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! What is inclusive design, and why is it important? This module explores the seven key principles of inclusive design and how they inform the idea development process.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
    Coding for health
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
    You and your community
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
    Fundamentals of data analysis
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
    Molecule to medicine
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
    Probability and immunity
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
    What is a vaccine?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
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  • GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
    GSK STEM Education Resources
    GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
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  • UK Roc is a competition for young people aged 11-18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket, ensuring its fragile cargo (a raw egg!) is safely delivered back to the ground without breaking. The deadline for teams to enter is February 2022 with regional events planned across the UK in April 2022.
    UKROC Competition
    UK Roc is a competition for young people aged 11-18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket, ensuring its fragile cargo (a raw egg!) is safely delivered back to the ground without breaking. The deadline for teams to enter is February 2022 with regional events planned across the UK in April 2022.
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  • Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
    Teaching Vacancies
    Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
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  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
    Royal Society of Chemistry
    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
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  • The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
    RSC website
    The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
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  • Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
    IET Faraday Challenge Days 2021-22
    Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
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  • BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
    BEST (Best Evidence Science Teaching)
    BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
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  • 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.
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  • What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
    What's in my tray?
    What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
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  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    SeeMe
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
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  • IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
    IOP Resources
    IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
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  • Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
    Collins GCSE Science Ready
    Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
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  • Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
    Moja Island
    Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
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  • 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.
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  • Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with  Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
    Water for the world
    Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
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  • A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
    Small Is Challenge
    A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
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