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We provide a range of free, and low-cost STEM resources for schools and further education. Our resources include theory presentations, activity sheets, information fact files, and informative posters for your classroom.

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We provide a range of free, and low-cost STEM resources for schools and further education. Our resources include theory presentations, activity sheets, information fact files, and informative posters for your classroom.
Computer Science - Algorithms and Problem Solving
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Computer Science - Algorithms and Problem Solving

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A presentation most suitable for KS4 looking at algorithms and problem solving. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore program design methods used to solve problems. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 23 slides covering: • Problem Solving • Specification Requirements • Analysis and Design • Algorithms • Algorithms and Flowcharts • Pseudocode
Calculation of Electrical Power (Complete lesson resources)
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Calculation of Electrical Power (Complete lesson resources)

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at the calculation of electrical power. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Calculate power dissipated in a simple resistor circuit. Calculate energy used in a simple resistor circuit. Main Skills: Interpret written text, make decisions and perform calculations. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 20 slides covering: • Electrical Power • Electrical Power Worked Example 1 • Electrical Power Worked Example 2 • Electrical Power Worked Example 3 • Energy • Energy Worked Example ****************************** Activity Learning Objective(s): Calculate power dissipated in a simple resistor circuit. Calculate energy used in a simple resistor circuit. Main Skills: Apply knowledge and perform calculations. Duration: Approximately 30 mins The Activity Sheet provides 2 activities for students to enhance their ability to calculate power and energy in a circuit by putting it into practice. The activities cover: • Calculating Power • Calculating Energy ****************************** Assessment Sheet - Word Document based assessment includes questions that students should be able to answer directly from the presentation, or by applying the information from the presentation. The Teachers Guide provides the correct answers and solutions to the activities and questions in the assessment.
Materials Testing - Hardness and Non-Desctructive Testing
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Materials Testing - Hardness and Non-Desctructive Testing

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at materials testing for hardness and non-destructive testing. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore hardness and non-destructive testing of materials. Main Skills: Interpret written text, diagrams, graphs and tables. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 24 slides covering: • Hardness Testing • Brinell Hardness • Rockwell Hardness • Vickers Hardness • Non-Destructive Testing • X-Ray Testing • Ultrasonic Testing • Magnetic Particle Inspection • Dye Penetrant Inspection • Fatigue • Metal Fatigue • Fatigue Testing • S-N Curves
Composite Materials
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Composite Materials

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at composite materials. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the benefits, types and examples of composite materials. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 23 slides covering: • Composite Materials • The Matrix • Types of Composite • Laminar Composites • Particulate Composites • Cermets • Electrical Contacts • Fibre Reinforced Composites • Glass Reinforced Plastic • Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Algorithms and Problem Solving
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Algorithms and Problem Solving

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A presentation most suitable for KS4 looking at algorithms and problem solving. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore program design methods used to solve problems. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 23 slides covering: • Problem Solving • Specification Requirements • Analysis and Design • Algorithms • Algorithms and Flowcharts • Pseudocode
Earth Systems - Plate Tectonic Theory & Plate Tectonics
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Earth Systems - Plate Tectonic Theory & Plate Tectonics

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A special dual presentation resource covering Plate Tectonic Theory and Plate Tectonics. ***************************************** Presentation 1: Plate Tectonic Theory A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at plate tectonic theory. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore historical development that supports plate tectonic theory. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 21 slides covering: • Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism • Continental Drift • Plate Tectonics • Lithospheric Plates • What Causes Plate Motion? ***************************************** Presentation 2: Plate Tectonics A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at plate tectonics. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the movements of the plates that make up the Earth’s surface. Explore geological events caused by plate motion. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 35 slides covering: • Basic Structure of Earth • Tectonic Plates • What Causes Plate Motion? • Plate Boundaries • Convergent Boundaries • Divergent Boundaries • Sliding Boundaries • Ocean Basins
Earth Systems - Soil Composition
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Earth Systems - Soil Composition

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at soil. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the process of soil formation. Explore the composition of soil. Explore how human activity can damage the soil. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 40 mins 29 slides covering: • Soil Composition • Soil Formation • Physical Weathering • Chemical Weathering • Erosion and Deposition • Minerals • Organic Materials • Beneficial Organic Material • Harmful Organic Material • Water and Air • Life and Soil • Damaging Activities • Soil Conservation
Joints
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Joints

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at joints. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Identify different joint types. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 20 mins 13 slides covering: • Joints • Joint Structure • Synovial Joints
Plant Biology - Transport Systems in Plants
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Plant Biology - Transport Systems in Plants

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at transport systems in plants. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore transport systems in plants. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 24 slides covering: • Vascular Tissue • Roots • Xylem • Tracheids • Vessel Elements • The Phloem • Leaves • Movement of Water • Movement of Sugars
Earth Systems - Distribution of Natural Resources
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Earth Systems - Distribution of Natural Resources

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at distribution of natural resources. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the distribution of mineral, energy and groundwater resources. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 26 slides covering: • Mineral Resources • Ore Deposits • Volcanic Processes • Hydrothermal Processes • Sedimentary Processes • Copper Mountains • Metal Resources • Energy Resources • Coal • Oil and Natural Gas • Non-Renewable Resources • Finding New Resources • Water • The Aral Sea
The Periodic Table of Elements
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The Periodic Table of Elements

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The Periodic Table is a list of all the different elements. The elements are categorised into groups that have similar properties. The elements are listed in order of their atomic number. This is the number of protons in the nucleus of each atom. The atomic mass of the most abundant isotope of each element is also shown on the table. The elements are grouped as Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Transition Metals, Holgens and Nobel Gases. The table shows the symbol, element name, atomic number, atomic symbol and realtive atomic mass.
Resistor Colour Codes & Ohm's Law
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Resistor Colour Codes & Ohm's Law

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The resistance of a resistor is indicated using a system of coloured bands on the component. This poster shows the colour code bands and the values that they represent. 4 and 5 band resistor colour code systems are both covered on this poster. Ohm's Law is also shown on this poster.
Electronic Circuit Symbols
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Electronic Circuit Symbols

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This poster contains a collection of commonly used electronic circuit symbols and their meanings. Circuit symbols may differ only slightly but their intended meanings can be very different. There are two standards of symbols that you may encounter, ANSI/IEEE and IEC - both variants have been shown so that you can see the differences. The symbols include Resitors, Capacitors, Diodes, Transistors, Switches, Output Devices, Logic Gates and Basic Circuit Symbols.
Earth Systems - Weathering and Erosion
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Earth Systems - Weathering and Erosion

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at weathering and erosion. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore how geologic features may be reshaped by weathering and erosion. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 40 slides covering: • Weathering • Physical Weathering • Physical Weathering - Water and Ice • Physical Weathering - Wind Abrasion • Recognising Wind and Water Weathering • Physical Weathering - Hot and Cold • Chemical Weathering • Biological Weathering • Weathering - Human Activity • Erosion • Wind Erosion • Water Erosion • Water Erosion - Run-off • Water Erosion - Ground Water • Erosion - Human Activity • Reducing and Preventing Erosion • Deposition • Deposition - Rivers • Deposition - Deltas • Deposition - Wind
Word Processing - Introduction to Word Processing
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Word Processing - Introduction to Word Processing

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at the basic functions of word processing. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Identify some of the functions of Microsoft Word. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 14 slides covering: • The Interface • Typing Text • The Ribbon • File Commands • Saving • Printing
Heat Energy - Heat Transfer
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Heat Energy - Heat Transfer

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at heat transfer. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the concepts of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection and radiation. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 19 slides covering: • Transfer of Heat • Conduction • Convection • Radiation
Protein in Food
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Protein in Food

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at protein in food. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the structure and properties of protein. Investigate a test for protein. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 40 slides covering: • What is Protein? • Amino Acids • Peptide Bonds • Polypeptides and Proteins • Protein Structure • Protein Properties • Protein Classification • Importance of Protein in Food • Sources of Protein • Testing Foods: Biuret Test • Positive and Negative Results • What can go Wrong • Regulating Foods • Allergy Information
Materials Testing - Tensile and Impact Testing
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Materials Testing - Tensile and Impact Testing

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at materials testing through tensile and impact testing. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore tensile and impact testing of materials. Main Skills: Interpret written text, diagrams and graphs. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 22 slides covering: • The Tensile Test • Material Specimen • Results • Stress and Strain • Modulus of Elasticity • Strength of Material • Impact Testing • Impact Test Specimens • Impact Testing and Temperature
Earth Systems - Earth's Atmosphere
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Earth Systems - Earth's Atmosphere

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at the Earth’s Atmosphere. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the composition of Earth’s atmosphere. Explore how atmospheric conditions influence the weather. Explore how natural processes and human activities cause changes in the atmosphere. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 39 slides covering: • Composition of the Atmosphere • Air Pressure • Layers of the Atmosphere • The Troposphere • The Stratosphere • The Meosphere • The Thermosphere • Weather • Wind • The Water Cycle • Local Weather • Changes in the Atmosphere • Human Activities • Pollution and Health • Protecting Air Quality
The Integumentary System
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The Integumentary System

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the integumentary system. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate the components that make up the integumentary system. Investigate the function of the integumentary system. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 27 slides covering: • The Skin • The Structure of the Skin • The Epidermis • The Layers of the Epidermis • Keratin • The Cells of the Stratum Corneum • The Dermis • Subcutaneous Layer • Hair • Nails • The Functions of the Integumentary System • The Dermis and Thermoregulation • Sweating • Functions of Hair and Nails