Conductors and insulators activity

Conductors and insulators activity

40 cut out cards with images of a variety of insulators and conductors. Students to sort cards into: Insulator, Conductor and Not quite sure and stick or place over spaces on A3 sheet. The Not quite sure allows the opportunity for students to consider the effects of moisture or other external factors. There are more cards than spaces on the worksheet allowing the resource to be used with the same class more than once by selecting alternative cards.
clarvise
PPE identification activity

PPE identification activity

8 flashcards to cut out of PPE equipment. Powerpoint provided with description of each. Students to place in order on worksheet provided. Resources also available on TES for download on the identification of tools and equipment - (23 tools and 40 pieces of electrical equipment)
clarvise
STEM Club Bubbles Theme Scheme of Work

STEM Club Bubbles Theme Scheme of Work

A collection of eight bubble themes STEM club or fun science lesson activities Each activity includes a lesson plan detailing how to set up the activity, equipment needed and a method. A colourful student instruction sheet Labels for products (if required) Activities are Bubble Bombs Bubble Snakes Bubble Recipes Bubble wands Bubble Painting Bubble inside a bubble Homemade Bubble Bath Soap Making
marissa03
Past, Present and Future Technologies (STEM Activities)

Past, Present and Future Technologies (STEM Activities)

Teach your students about technologies that changed the world. What made them so successful? How did some become completely superseded or obsolete? And what will replace them in the future based upon what we know about history and the wants and needs of our society? This collection of 20 beautiful past and present technology cards are accompanied with 4 easy to follow activities and lesson plans to get your students thinking like a STEM designer, entrepreneur and innovator.
Innovativeteachingideas
Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)

Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)

Can you make the ultimate paper helicopter? Do you understand the principles of flight and gravity? How will you design, enhance, “tinker” and most importantly record your data and evidence of your findings? All these essential questions will be answered through these excellent HANDS ON STEM activities. Everything is here for you NO PREP REQUIRED The only materials required are paper, paper clips and scissors. This project can be distributed individually via Google Classroom, OneNote or a similar platform or you can teach it to the entire class. All content and materials are easy to follow and fully prepared. Become an engineer today and have some great fun learning about the basic principles of flight and gravity.
Innovativeteachingideas
STEM club schemes of work bundle

STEM club schemes of work bundle

Twelve themed schemes of work that can be used in STEM clubs or for fun science lessons. All practical lessons. Each scheme of work contains a number of lessons based around that theme that can be carried out over a number of weeks. for each lesson in each scheme of work there is a lesson plan which lists all equipment needed,how to set up and how to carry out the activity. and a colouful student instruction sheet which can be printed off and laminated or displayed on the board once upon a STEM star wars STEM christmas STEM easter STEM colour and fun themed STEM STEM the science of food valentines themed STEM Cosmetics themed STEM STEM practical challenges STEM Scavenger hunt Borax free slime recipes Bubble themed scheme of work
marissa03
Energy Production Cover / Lesson

Energy Production Cover / Lesson

This lesson resource can be used as a stand alone lesson either taught in class or as a cover lesson and comes complete with everything needed for a lesson in design technology with links to science, media and graphics. The resources include a set of cards which contain information about a range of energy production methods which are used to complete the provided worksheet with 3 tasks and an extension task. The resources also include a homework task for the class. Task 1 – Given the cards provided the students must locate and budget for a new production facility based in Scotland on the west coast. Task 2 – Student now produce a poster to promote this new energy plant. Task 3 – Students now project plan the building of the energy production plant using provided stages and a GANTT chart. Extension Task – Students complete an assessment and proposal for green energy production for their own school.
P.Darvill
STEM STEAM Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Scientists Designers etc End of Term Activity

STEM STEAM Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Scientists Designers etc End of Term Activity

Set of 27 Famous STEAM Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names in the field from the past and present. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminaing pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
Mindset - thinking skills in DT

Mindset - thinking skills in DT

I use this poster every time a pupil says they ‘can’t do it’. Blow up to any size you wish and use it to differentiate your learners mindset. I use it as an encouragement aid which really works as it challenges the students to try and think differently.
abiann123
DT WALL DISPLAYS

DT WALL DISPLAYS

HANDY SET OF POSTER SIZE SHEETS ON VARIOUS MATERIALS - WOODS - METALS - PLASTICS - ADHESIVES - FINISHES - TOOL SAND EQUIPMENT ETC. - HANDY TIME SAVER FOR THE OVERWORKED DT TEACHER. TURN THOSE PESKY BLANK WALLS INTO LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
abiann123
Full Introduction to Electronics

Full Introduction to Electronics

This is over 16 weeks of Electronics practical i do with Year 7. Included: PowerPoint Presentation on all lessons, with starter and tasks Work booklet that coincides with the PP End of unit test Extension tasks It covers all the basics: Circuit Boards Protoboards Series/Parallel Circuits Resistors Diodes L.E.D L.D.R Transistors Capacitors Soldering
luckyiffy
Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

5 Great lesson starter activities that can be adapted for ANY subject or curriculum. Activities are fun and focus on pupil choice for theory and literacy recap! Download the PowerPoint to use or adapt to suit your subject area. Brightly coloured with a simple layout: Knowledge Wheel: Students have to get from A-B by answering the questions correctly. However, if they want to get the most points, the must take the long route around, answering the more difficult coloured questions. This method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Target Practice: Using 3 darts, students must select 3 questions to answer to try to get the most points. Question difficulty varies based on the number of points each colour is worth. Again, this method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Keyword Scrabble: Students must figure out each of the keywords by answering the clues and matching the letters to the total number of points. This activity is a great way to check student understanding and correct spellings. Connect 4 Analysis: Students must connect 4 in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. At the top of each column there is a product analysis heading. Student can only connect 4 if they correctly analyse the product based on the heading. For example: Analysis the function of the torch, iPhone, fidget spinner and washing machine. Analysing the aesthetics of the watch, consumer of the baby toy, function of the fidget spinner and material of the Xbox pad. The gives students a choice from a range of analysis categories. Vocab Snap: Students have 2 minutes to match the vocabulary word to its definition. Using a mini whiteboard they can write, 5E…1C etc. This is a great way of embedding keywords and literacy easily.
ShaniceWelsh
STEM club Practical Challenges Collection

STEM club Practical Challenges Collection

A collection of STEM themed practical based challenges that can be used in STEM/Science clubs or for fun science lessons. Each activity includes a lesson plan with equipment list and instructions and a colourful student sheet. Activities include Army men launchers Labyrinth Game Bungee Barbie/Bungee Action Man Foosball Table Challenge Jacks Golden Egg Delivery Service Marble Runs Newspaper Shoes
marissa03
Creative drawing task and Inspirations

Creative drawing task and Inspirations

This is an activity i do with my students to get them thinking about wild ideas and not have to be perfect all the time. Each student will get 3 stacks of paper. Each stack has a noun, adjective and verb. (a list is provided in the power point, you can print and cut them out). They will read the descriptions and draw the first thing that come to their mind. A lot of fun and can get loud! The presentation continues to talk about inspirations and what the inspiration was for famous designs (another game). Another drawing task which gets the students to morph two random items together.
luckyiffy
Engineering Readings & Printable Game

Engineering Readings & Printable Game

If you are looking for FUN and ENGAGING STEM activities and resources focused on ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION OF MACHINES, here is a great bundle of posters, readings and classroom activities. The STEM activities give students an opportunity to experiment with the concept of forces and apply their knowledge by creating their own inventions. The printable posters are a great visual reinforcement for your students with simple explanations and comparisons of the concepts. The ebook in PDF format explains the key ideas about machines, robotics, and technology. KEY IDEAS: ● Simple machines and their functions ● Efficiency involved in the use of machines to facilitate human work and save energy and resources ● Building simple structures that can accomplish a particular function Engineering readings, activities and printables bundle pack contains: ● Classroom activity: The Paper Automaton - an activity where you build a small 3D paper Elesapiens able to move its arms through a rotating mechanism ● Poster: Ele…matic – a downloadable and printable material containing templates and assembly sequences for the offline activity of "The Paper Automaton" ● Poster: Robots Types and Uses – a printable document illustrating what robots are, their main uses and types or shapes ● Key Concepts About Machines – an interactive notebook that presents key concepts of machines, robotics and technology ● Classroom activity: The Useless Machine – a class project where you build a Rube Goldberg machine; an absurdly complex machine that performs a simple activity ● Classroom activity: A Machine World – two class activities that help students to discover the presence of simple machines in our everyday environment ● Classroom activity: Build a rocket - with this fun activity students can exercise creativity and understand the operation of Newton’s Third Law of action-reaction, by building a rocket powered by air and water ● Classroom activity: Making a Periscope - a STEM activity witch divided in two parts, the experimentation and the construction Find lots of fun digital and interactive science resources at www.elesapiens.com. Discover our tools and services for Schools and Teachers.
sylviadale
Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 homework for Design Technology. It is based on the Nando’s takeaway homework sheets. However, have adapted it for certain areas. Two for Year 8 & 1 for Year 7. Please feel free to use and adapt. Good for ideas. Any feedback appreciated. Enjoy
dan1027
Technology Literacy Frames (Differentiation)

Technology Literacy Frames (Differentiation)

A5 Technology cards that can be printed and inserted into IKEA Tolby frames. 4 x Designs including; Colour Theory, Technology Keywords, DT Equipment & Adjectives -Excellent resource for weaker students to grab and use when needed. -Editable/Adaptable file using PowerPoint -Can be printed larger for posters etc.
ShaniceWelsh
Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Differentiation. One of the most important things in every classroom, but sometimes the hardest to manage. Skills Strips are a visual aid that helps low level learners with instructions in the classroom Includes 6 pre-designed Technology skills : Sketching, Reflecting, Isometric, Evaluating, Analysing and Cutting. -6 different technology skills cards already set up, ready to print and use. -Print A3 and laminate so that students can tick off stages as they work. -Can be fully edited and adapted using PowerPoint. For more detail on this resource, visit - www.educationbycreation.com
ShaniceWelsh
RAF 100:  Aiming for awesome - STEM resource

RAF 100: Aiming for awesome - STEM resource

The aim of this resource is to give students the opportunity to investigate the impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on aircraft design. Topics that can be delivered in your lessons include design and make challenges, the development of numeracy and literacy skills, and support for scientific principles such as: forces, sound and radio waves, and experimental skills and investigation. The aim of the activities in this resource are to develop a better understanding of the ways engineers think and act using engineering habits of mind (EHoM). Each resource is linked to the National Curriculum. Further information about the selection of resources that we provide primary and secondary schools is available on the Schools section of our site. Aircraft design - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on aircraft design. Radar - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on radar technology. Speed record - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on the air speed record. Ejection seat - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on ejection seats. Code breaking - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on code breaking and security. Satellite age - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on satellite communications. Disaster relief - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on delivering humanitarian aid. Logistics challenge - gives students the opportunity to investigate how STEM is used when planning a mission. Remotely piloted air systems - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on the design, production and control of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Stealth - gives students the opportunity to investigate the impact of STEM on making stealth vehicles
RoyalAcademyofEngineering
Introduction to Renewable Energy to create a Sustainable City

Introduction to Renewable Energy to create a Sustainable City

This teacher resource helps the teacher to introduce ‘Renewable Energy’. It explains different renewable energies (eg: Wind Energy, Hydropower, Geothermal Energy, Sound Energy…). This unit of work introduces the topic using links to few video clips. At the end of the PPT there is a class task for students to create a sustainable city in a chosen area. The PPT also includes help to create ‘Mood boards’ and ‘Annotated map’ of the chosen area with marking criteria.
hniran
Engineering in the Movies

Engineering in the Movies

Engineering in the Movies allows pupils to explore the creative and practical side of STEM in the movie industry, whilst introducing the important role engineers have in the movie industry. Through 12 engaging activities, pupils will link topics taught in their subject lessons with applications in real world engineering. This resource provides hands-on thematic education opportunities to pupils interested in the magical world of movies that can be taught in the classroom and as an enrichment programme. The resources can be used in sequence, or separately as part of the curriculum, or in STEM clubs. The resources cover a range of topics from the computing, design and technology, mats and science curricula in all the devolved nations at KS2 and KS3.
RoyalAcademyofEngineering
Y7 Transition Project and taster session - Drag Racer

Y7 Transition Project and taster session - Drag Racer

This resource is a highly engaging Y7 transition project that can be used for primary taster sessions. It includes a team workbook and pupils are asked to design and build they own wind powered drag car. Pupil then race them at the end of the session. (the cars are blown along the track by a leaf blower)
leepeachey
Product Designer: Alessi

Product Designer: Alessi

Full lesson that can be used for exam revision or observation. Contains a highly engaging presentation containing videos. The resource also contains a student worksheet, design activities and a graded example. Save yourself the workload
leepeachey
Survival Invention BUNDLE (STEAM with Explanation Text)

Survival Invention BUNDLE (STEAM with Explanation Text)

This resource has been designed to be done alongside Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, but can also be done independently of the novel study. Children will design survival inventions to withstand the environment of a remote island after a shipwreck. They will investigate different weather patterns in a specified area of the world before deciding on what they will need to survive. Children will be encouraged to use different diagrams (annotated, cross-sectional and exploded) to show their ideas before making and evaluating them. This bundle also includes the Explanation Outcome where children will explain their inventions according to the 2014 National Curriculum English Standards for Year 6. Links provided to digital resources for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw.
erinbrasington