STEMNetworking Resource Bank
Narrow your results below by using a combination of descriptive text searches and filters. You can set resource filters for type, topic and applicability.
Please note, you should check for yourself whether a risk assessment is necessary before using any of the resource and activity ideas from the STEMNetworking Resource Bank.
Sciencewise-ERC is the UK’s national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues. The Science and Technology engagement projects which they work on include: bioscience; climate change; food; futures; healthcare; ICT; nano-technology; and public engagement practice among other things. Anyone can log on and offer their views on the latest resource projects through the discussion forum.
These are the standard induction slides (August 2011) produced by STEMNET which are used by STEMNET Contract Holders UK-wide to deliver the STEM Ambassadors induction. All STEM Amabassadors are required to attend a STEM Ambassadors induction as part of the STEM Ambassador registration process. Your STEMNET Contract Holder will most likely tailor the inductions slightly to be more relevant to the sub-region in which you, as a STEM Ambassadors are registered. The standardised slides can also be useful as a reference for all STEM Ambassadors.
A simple and exciting experiment that demonstrates how you can make fireworks in a glass using very simple materials that can be found in most homes. This is a good, simple experiment that STEM Ambassadors can do in schools.
A short presentation of how a 'Stirling' or 'Hot Air' engine operates.
If you run the presentation in 'slide show' mode it will be an animation.
A short presentation describing the parts and construction of a Low Temperature Hot Air or 'Stirling' Engine.
There is a short animation presentation associated with this file that has also been uploaded to this site - stirling IMechE.ppt.
A presentation showing the sequence of events inside the engine during the complete Diesel Engine 4 Stroke combustion cycle. It is associated with another file uploaded to this site - Diesel 4S engine model.ppt.
When run in 'slide show' mode it is an animation. (I had to work very hard to reduce this file to less than the 3Mb site limit!)
Diesel 4S engine model.ppt - A simplified description of the principle parts of a Diesel Engine, in the form of a presentation.
It links to a presentation of the 4 stroke Diesel Engine Combustion Cycle, using the same simplified model.
The second presentation has also been uploaded to this site - Diesel 4S cycle.ppt
(Both presentations need to be in the same directory for the link to work).