STEM

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
    If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?®
    This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
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  • The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
    IET Home-learning resources and activities
    The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
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  • Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their  STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
    Regreen the desert
    Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
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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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  • 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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  • UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
    The Greenpower Challenge
    UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
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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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  • Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
    Farmvention
    Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
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  • We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
    Crest Awards through Practical Action STEM Challenges
    We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
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  • Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
    OF.E and ASE Energy Resources Project
    Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
    First Lego League
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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 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.
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  • The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
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  • Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience.  Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
    Operating Theatre Live
    Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • 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.
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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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  • A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
    #techjustice in action
    A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
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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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  • 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.
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  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
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  • 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.
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  • These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science.  They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
    Global learning opportunities linked to the curriculum
    These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science. They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
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  • Two short activities to develop pupils understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
    Energy and the Global Goals
    Two short activities to develop pupils understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
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  • Downloadable resources aimed at pupils aged 7-14 working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and differences in energy access around the world. They go on to design and build their own wind turbine
    Power for the world
    Downloadable resources aimed at pupils aged 7-14 working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and differences in energy access around the world. They go on to design and build their own wind turbine
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  • A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
    The wind power challenge
    A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
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  • Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
    Solarcentury solar energy resources
    Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
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  • A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils  The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before.  Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
    Floating garden challenge
    A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
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  • Philip Harris is really excited to be working with the BBC to deliver their brand new BBC micro:bit to your door. The BBC micro:bit has loads of great features including Bluetooth, a motion detector and it can even tell what direction you’re going in.
    The BBC micro:bit
    Philip Harris is really excited to be working with the BBC to deliver their brand new BBC micro:bit to your door. The BBC micro:bit has loads of great features including Bluetooth, a motion detector and it can even tell what direction you’re going in.
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  • This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
    Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction
    This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
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  • 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.
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  • Copper alloys have been used in sculpture for thousands of years. These include bronzes, brass and gunmetal. This resource looks at the processes involve in modern bronze sculpture.
    Copper Alloys in Sculpture
    Copper alloys have been used in sculpture for thousands of years. These include bronzes, brass and gunmetal. This resource looks at the processes involve in modern bronze sculpture.
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  • Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
    Copper Alloys in Music
    Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
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  • The corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys means that coins and tokens are found which date back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. Archaeologists use coins to help date excavation sites. The copper alloys used for coins can retain information such as names and dates, even after being buried in the soil for generations.
    Copper Alloys in Coinage
    The corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys means that coins and tokens are found which date back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. Archaeologists use coins to help date excavation sites. The copper alloys used for coins can retain information such as names and dates, even after being buried in the soil for generations.
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  • 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’.
    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’.
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  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
    Q-files
    A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
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  • A basic introduction to the DC motor
    Copper - Electric Motor
    A basic introduction to the DC motor
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  • 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
    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
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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.
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