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Scratch is becoming increasingly used more now to teach introductory programming concepts. This worksheet shows how to create your own paint-style program. Adapted from (http://scratch.redware.com/project/draw ) with permission.
Scratch programming is being increasingly used to introduce computing science concepts. This worksheet takes students through the steps of creating a game with interaction between the two sprites. It was adapted from a video (taken from http://scratch.redware.com/project/dog-and-crab with permission).
Scratch programming is being increasingly used to introduce computing science concepts. This worksheet takes students through the steps of creating their own game - a version of the ever popular pong. It was adapted from a video (taken from http://scratch.redware.com/project/bat-and-ball with permission).
Visits to local physics-based industries were facilitated through the Industrial Trust to show students applications of the physics that they had encountered in the classroom. As well as enhancing the curriculum, the visits allowed the students to see a variety of different careers available through studying physics. This guide outlines how schools can organise an Industry visit.
The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) education activities cater for chemical scientists of all ages. They produce a wide range of resources which can be used by STEM Ambassadors, teachers, and students, they deliver training and CPD courses, input into education policy and much more.
The RSC is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK. They support the teaching of chemistry within the primary, secondary and post-16 phases. Their resources and materials are available free to schools and colleges in the UK and Ireland.
The STEM Advisory Forum is an opportunity for all those interested in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to contribute their views on the STEM agenda. The views expressed on this website are used to help inform the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in taking forward the Government's STEM agenda.
In July 2009, the STEM Advisory Forum launched a discussion around STEM Role Models, looking at how role models can contribute to young people's positive perceptions of STEM and what employers look for in those they employ with STEM skills. In particular focussing on obtaining STEM Ambassadors views on the questions:
1. Is there anything you wish you had learnt, been told at school or college which would have helped prepare you better for your chosen career, study or work environment?
2. What do you think are the key messages about studying or working with STEM that we should be telling young people today?
You can find more information about these discussions on the STEM Advisory Forum website.
Rubbish Racers are a great, and easy activity to run with pupils. In addition, you can make them with materials that are easy to lay your hands on, and it allows for an easy competition between groups. Get them to make the racers using the instructions attached, then, blowing up the balloon using a balloon pump, have them see how far their car goes. The prize goes to the car that travels the furthest.