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Robots and artificial intelligence AI: lessons in the ethics of robots

This resource supports students to research and discuss the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). The resource provides a series of student tasks that explore the topic of whether robots are a threat to humanity. This resource would work well as a research topic for students undertaking projects in...

Yes We Can!

This activity book aims to show young children some of the jobs in engineering, science, technology and construction that anyone can do. It contains various short activities including colouring, matching, spot the difference based around various jobs and a story featuring Ruby the Roofer. The characters in this...

British Science Week: early years activity pack (2021)

This activity pack provides a range of activities that link to Understanding the World. It has been designed for British Science Week 2021 on the theme of “Innovating for the future”. It links in with everyday experiences and includes: wax painting, making Flitter jars, designing ice gardens, making edible...

Crumble Getting Started Guide

The Crumble “Getting Started” guide includes an overview of the Crumble software and a step-by-step guide to writing your first program. It also covers:

  • Sparkle control
  • Motor control
  • Using inputs (digital and analogue)
  • Using variables and maths in your programs

Fabric Fires

The Fabric Fires activity for Key Stage Three students looks at how different fabrics catch fire and burn. Students are asked to first consider the commonest reasons for fires in the home. They then test and compare a fabric and a cotton wool ball, firstly when untreated and then having first soaked them in a fire...

ARKive School Museum

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum.

The ...

Starters for STEM

Starters for STEM consists of lots of easy to run activities suitable for children from 4-11. Designed for parents to use at home they help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world...

Future Morph careers quest

Future Morph Careers Quest was developed for students attending one of the the Big Bang science fairs. In the activity, students question exhibitors about aspects of their work and how they had chosen their particular career.

Whilst developed for an exhibition context, the resources can suggest questions for...

Case Study: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Case Study: Landbased Technology

Produced for Future Morph, this short video shows the activities of a student studying a National Diploma in Land Based Technology at Bicton College. The student describes how the course develops skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery such as tractors, commercial vehicles and other agricultural...

Case Study: Vehicle Maintenance

Produced for Future Morph, this video clip shows an apprentice in motor vehicle maintenance talking about her work and college course. She describes how a car's engine is tested to find a fault with its fuelling. An additional activity describes a classroom demonstration that shows the products of hydrocarbon...

Case Study: Plumbing

Produced for Future Morph, this resource contains a video in which an apprentice plumber talks about his work in a renewable energy company installing solar water panels. The theory and practicals he learns in college is applied in the workplace. A second activity looks at a demonstration that illustrates the...

Dispensing Optics

This short ...

An Italian Feast

This resource for Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four students provides some statistics about the eating habits of children in Italy and asks students to compare and contrast these with their own eating habits. Through this activity, students have to interpret charts and graphs, plan how to collect data and design a...

The Food Pyramid *suitable for home teaching*

In this resource, aimed at Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three, students are asked create a pyramid to represent the food groups in a balanced diet, considering how many portions of each food type should be eaten each day. The resource would link to studies about food, diet and health, and the life processes and...

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