STEMNetworking Resource Bank
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If you are looking for a great hands-on STEM activity take a look at Practical Action’s Floating Garden Challenge, designed for ages 7-19
The problem: In Bangladesh land is frequently flooded as a result of climate change, ruining crops grown for food. The result is that families go hungry.
The Challenge: To design and make a model solution to the problem that will enable farmers to grow crops even when the land is flooded. Students test their models to see which one holds the most weight when floated in water then look at how Practical Action has worked with communities in Bangladesh to build floating gardens out of local, sustainable material…. an example of technology justice in action.
Resources to help you deliver the challenge are free and include a PowerPoint, teacher’s notes, student worksheets, certificates and a beautiful A2poster which you can request free. All materials are available in English and Welsh.
Young Scientists is an online science journal written and edited by 12-20 year olds from all over the world.
It is free, open-access and peer-reviewed - all by teenagers.
AllAboutCareers is a social careers information website with information on graduate schemes, apprenticeships, internships and routes into given careers, aimed at 16-24 year olds.
The NHS have produced some new resources on Healthcare Science careers and training. They focus on the difference healthcare scientists make to people's lives. As well as these videos, a PDF on healthcare careers is also available on this resource bank: http://networking.stemnet.org.uk/node/21988
The NHS have produced some new resources on Healthcare Science careers and training. They focus on the difference healthcare scientists make to people's lives. As well as this PDF, there is a video at http://www.youtube.com/NHSCareers.
Jiggling Atoms is an interdisciplinary science and illustration project exploring the wonders of particle physics. Culminating in a unique exhibition from the 1-7 October 2012 at the Rag Factory in London’s East End - 25 artists illustrate the world as seen through the eyes of a scientist exploring the world of atoms, galaxies and particle detectors.
The unique spirit of Jiggling Atoms is based around collaborations between artists and research physicists. Inspired by Nobel laureate Richard Feynman and his wonderful ability to teach physics to non-scientists, teaching was where this project began. All contributing artists attended lectures at Imperial College London, written especially for the project by Malte Oppermann and Jennifer Crouch, with a final lecture by Dr. Ben Still. Exploring a range of particle-physics topics in depth, the artists developed their own take on the subject creating games, images, sculptures, comics and info-graphics for the Jiggling Atoms exhibition.
Jiggling Atoms was conceived by Natalie Kay-Thatcher and co-curated and organised by Rosie Eveleigh, Jennifer Crouch, Malte Oppermann and Dr. Ben Still. With support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council and The Institute of Physics, Jiggling Atoms seeks to increase the presence of science in the visual arts, opening a channel of science-oriented communication rarely used in this context or with this intensity.
Into Engineering provides students with resources to help them decide if studying Engineering at University is right for them.
The main part of this is a quiz, developed by current students at the University of Liverpool, with basic questions from a wide variety of Engineering topics. The quiz is aimed to help students understand what studying engineering is really about and for them to self-assess their own knowledge.
As well as the quiz, there are a variety of other resources about what engineering is, what courses are available and future careers in engineering along with links to useful sites recommended by Secondary/Sixth Form students.