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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.
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
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.
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 - Thermodynamic Laws
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Heat Energy - Thermodynamic Laws

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at thermodynamic laws. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 23 slides covering: • Energy • Heat and Work • First Law of Thermodynamics • Heat Engines • Gas Turbines • Efficiency • Second Law of Thermodynamics • Second Law Example (Entropy) • Second Law Example (Entropy) • Entropy
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
The Musculoskeletal System and Health
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The Musculoskeletal System and Health

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the musculoskeletal 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 affecting the musculoskeletal system. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 17 slides covering: • Malfunctions of the Musculoskeletal System • Osteoporosis • Osteomalacia (Common Rickets) • Leukemia • Muscular Dystrophy • Arthritis • Keeping a Healthy Musculoskeletal System
Diet (KS4)
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Diet (KS4)

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A presentation most suitable for KS4 looking at diet. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the roles of different nutrients. Explore how diet can affect health and well-being. See how to determine the energy value of food. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 40 slides covering: • Nutrition • Carbohydrates • Lipids • Proteins • Vitamins • Minerals • Dietary Fibre • Water • Balanced Diet • Recommended Intake • Food Labels • Energy • Malnutrition • Obesity • Starvation • Body Mass Index (BMI) • Balanced Diet
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
Earth Systems - Clouds
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Earth Systems - Clouds

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at clouds. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the importance of water in the atmosphere. Explore how clouds are formed. Explore how clouds affect the weather. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 28 slides covering: • Clouds • What are Clouds? • How are Clouds Formed? • Types of Cloud • Cirrus Clouds • Stratus Clouds • Cumulus Clouds • Clouds and Weather Patterns • Clouds and Weather Fronts • Precipitation • Cloud Cover
The Nervous System and Health
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The Nervous System and Health

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A presentation most suitable for KS5 looking at the nervous 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 nervous system. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 19 slides covering: • The Nervous Systems • The Peripheral Nervous System • The Autonomic Nervous System • Diseases of the Nervous System • Bacterial Infections: Lyme Disease • Bacterial Infections: Meningitis • Viral Infections: Meningitis • Non-infectious Diseases of the Nervous System • Degenerative Conditions: Alzheimer’s Disease • Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis • Genetic Diseases: Huntingdon’s Disease
Iron and Steel
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Iron and Steel

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at iron and steel. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate types of steel and their applications. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 26 slides covering: • Iron • Steel • Steel and Carbon • Low Carbon Steel • High Carbon Steel • Steel Alloys • Alloying Elements • Tool Steel • Stainless Steel • Structural Steel • Cast Iron • Cast Steel • Recycling • Steel Naming • Heat Treatment
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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