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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
Space - Wonders of the Universe
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Space - Wonders of the Universe

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at the wonders of the universe. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the universe and some of its objects. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 32 slides covering: • Distances in Space • Light Years • Stars • Star Clusters • Nebulae • The Carina Nebulae • Milky Way • The Discovery of Galaxies • Galaxies • Groups of Galaxies • The Universe • How Big is the Universe? • Back in Time
Kinetic and Potential Energy
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Kinetic and Potential Energy

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at kinetic and potential energy. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate kinetic and potential energy and their transformations. Main Skills: Interpret written text, make decisions and predict outcomes. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 26 slides covering: • Kinetic Energy • Potential Energy • Gravitational Potential Energy • Elastic Potential Energy • Energy Changes
Plant Biology - Photosynthesis
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Plant Biology - Photosynthesis

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A presentation suitable for KS5 looking at photosynthesis. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the biochemistry of photosynthesis. Investigate the factors that can limit the rate of photosynthesis. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams, understand chemical formulas. Duration: Approximately 60 mins 57 slides covering: • Plants as Energy Converters • The Photosynthesis Equation • Where Does Photosynthesis Occur? • Structure of a Chloroplast • Photosynthesis as Two Groups of Reactions • How the Energy is Used • Light Harvesting • The Chloroplast Pigments • How the Pigments Work Together • The Photosystems • The Two Stages of Photosynthesis • The Hill Reaction • The Calvin Cycle • The Light Dependent Reaction • Photophosphorylation • Thylakoids and ATP Synthase • Cyclic Photophosphorylation • Non-cyclic Photophosphorylation • The Products of Water Splitting • The Light Independent Stage • The Most Abundant Enzyme in the World! • Using ATP and NADPH • The Fate of Triose Phosphate • Limiting Factors of Photosynthesis • Light as a Limiting Factor • Carbon Dioxide as a Limiting Factor • Temperature as a Limiting Factor
Earth's Early History
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Earth's Early History

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A presentation suitable for Grades 6-8 looking at Earth’s early history. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate the formation and early history of the Earth. Main Skills: Interpret written text, diagrams, tables, and graphs. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 26 slides covering: • The Formation of Our Solar System • Dating the Formation of Our Solar System • Radiometric Dating • The Early Earth • Life
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Electromagnetic Spectrum abstract diagram showing the relative size of waves in the spectrum to real-life objects. The diagram shows common wave names, frequencies, sources (radar, microwave, light bulb, x-ray etc) and wave energy.
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.
Types of Energy
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Types of Energy

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Poster display showing symbolic representation and simple definitions of light energy, kinetic energy (KE), heat energy, sound energy, electrical energy and potential energy (PE).
Spreadsheets - Sorting and Filtering
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Spreadsheets - Sorting and Filtering

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at sorting and filtering in spreadsheets. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Identify how sorting and filtering can be used to find data in spreadsheets. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 18 slides covering: • Sorting • Filtering
The Carbon Cycle
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The Carbon Cycle

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at the flow of the carbon cycle and the consequences of disrupting the carbon cycle. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the flow of matter through the carbon cycle. Explore the consequences of disrupting the carbon cycle. Main Skills: Interpret written text, make decisions and predict outcomes. Duration: 30 mins 23 slides covering: • Nutrient Cycles • Upsetting the Balance • Carbon • Overview of the Carbon Cycle • The Carbon Dioxide Balance • Upsetting the CO2 Balance • The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming 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 questions in the assessment.
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.
Distribution of Natural Resources
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Distribution of Natural Resources

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A presentation suitable for Grades 6-8 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 Digestive System and Health
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The Digestive System and Health

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the digestive system and health. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate major diseases affecting the digestive system. Investigate scientific, medical, and technological advances that help prevent diseases of the digestive system. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 27 slides covering: • Infections • Autoimmune Disorders • Crohn’s Disease • Ulcerative Colitis • Celiac Disease • Polyps • Cancer • Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer • Colorectal Cancer • Causes and Risk Factors • Treating Colorectal Cancer • Non-invasive Tools of Diagnosis
Earth Systems
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Earth Systems

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A presentation suitable for Grades 6-8 looking at Earth systems. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore how Earth systems interact. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 27 slides covering: • Atmosphere • Hydrosphere • Geosphere • Biosphere • Earth Systems • Interactions • Water and Atmospheric Interactions • Albedo • Ice • Feedback • Snowball Earth • Earth System Feedback
Ground and Surface Water
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Ground and Surface Water

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A presentation suitable for Grades 6-8 looking at ground and surface water. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore sources of ground and surface water. Identify the effects of human activity on ground and surface water. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 35 slides covering: • Water and Life • Fresh Water • Surface Water • Run-off • Watershed • Ground Water • Aquifers • The Water Table • Water Quality • Water Pollution • Effects of Water Pollution
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
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
The Human Respiratory System
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The Human Respiratory System

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the human respiratory system. 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 function of different components of the human respiratory system. Explore the different volumes and capacities within human lungs. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 60 mins 48 slides covering: • Gas Exchange • Gas Exchange in Animals • Gas Exchange in Humans • Ventilation System Structure • Inspiration • Expiration • Lung Structure • Alveoli Structure • The Ventilation Cycle • Air Used in Gas Exchange • Lung Capacity
Space - Astronomy
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Space - Astronomy

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at astronomy. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore modern astronomy. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 32 slides covering: • Starlight • Telescopes • Ground Based Telescopes • Combining Telescopes • Optical Telescopes • Temperature • Spectrum • Looking at a Spectrum • The Spectrum of a Star • Looking at Spectra • Distance to Stars • Light • Electromagnetic Radiation • Atmosphere • Space Based Telescopes • Infrared • The Helix Nebula • X-Rays
The Respiratory System and Health
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The Respiratory System and Health

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the respiratory system and health. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore major diseases that affect the respiratory system. Explore scientific, medical and technological advances that help prevent and treat diseases of the respiratory system. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 29 slides covering: • The Role of the Respiratory System • Asthma • Asthma Inhalers • Bronchitis • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Emphysema • Pneumonia • Lung Cancer • Medical Advances to Fight Lung Cancer • Prevention of Respiratory System Diseases • Treatments of Respiratory System Diseases • Surgery to Treat Respiratory System Diseases