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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.
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
Space - Space Exploration
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Space - Space Exploration

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at space exploration. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the considerations and accommodations needed for space travel. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 31 slides covering: • Very Early Space Exploration • Early Rockets • First Rockets in Space • First Rockets in Orbit • First Life in Space • First Human in Space • Yuri’s Trip • Race to the Moon • Mars Landing • New Spacecraft Technology • Ion Thrusters • The ISS • Space Exploration • Travelling to the Stars
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
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
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
Scientific Methodology - Scientific Theories
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Scientific Methodology - Scientific Theories

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at scientific theories. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the difference between hypotheses and theories. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 23 slides covering: • From Hypothesis to Theory • Development of Scientific Theories • Example 1: Cold Fusion • Example 2: The Expanding Universe
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
Atomic Structure - Bohr's Nuclear Atom
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Atomic Structure - Bohr's Nuclear Atom

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at Bohr’s nuclear atom structure. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore Bohr’s theory of electron orbits. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 19 slides covering: • Bohr’s Assumptions • Bohr’s Quantum Hypothesis • Electron Shells • Excited and Ionized • Energy Changes for Excited Electrons • Link to Line Spectra
Lubrication
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Lubrication

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at lubrication. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the concept of lubrication and various types of lubricant used in engineering. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: 30 mins 27 slides covering: • Lubrication • Lubricants • Mineral and Synthetic Oils • Viscosity • Viscosity Grading • Motor Oils • Additives • Grease • Solid Lubricants • Environmental Considerations • Personal Protection
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.
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.
Frog and Tadpole Metamorphosis
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Frog and Tadpole Metamorphosis

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Poster displaying the metamorphosis of frog spawn, to tadpoles to frogs. The graphics show six stages of development. The poster also features Lenia the Alien.
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
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 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
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
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
Microstructures of Steel
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Microstructures of Steel

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A presentation suitable for KS4 looking at the microstructures of steel. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Investigate the microstructures of steel and how they are affected by composition and heat treatment. Main Skills: Interpret written text, diagrams and graphs. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 24 slides covering: • Microstructure • Phases of Iron - Ferrite • Phases of Iron - Cementite • Pearlite • Phases of Iron - Austenite • Graphite • Iron-Carbon Phase Diagrams • Austenite and Martensite • Quenching • Tempering • Annealing • Case Hardening
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
Word Processing - Introduction to Mail Merge
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Word Processing - Introduction to Mail Merge

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A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at mail merging. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Identify how to create a simple mail merge. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 17 slides covering: • The Mailings Tab • Start Mail Merge • Select Recipients • Edit Recipients List • Address Block • Greeting Line • Inserting Merge Field • Preview Results • Finish and Merge