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Technology for Fun

Caroline develops fun, accessible design, build and test STEM projects linking to the science and DT curricula. These popular resources are fully tested in the classroom and include lesson plans, PowerPoints, pupil worksheets and model answers. The projects use cheap, everyday and recycled materials to minimise costs. Caroline Alliston is a professional engineer, award-winning STEM educator and author of the Technology for Fun series of books and teacher resources.

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Caroline develops fun, accessible design, build and test STEM projects linking to the science and DT curricula. These popular resources are fully tested in the classroom and include lesson plans, PowerPoints, pupil worksheets and model answers. The projects use cheap, everyday and recycled materials to minimise costs. Caroline Alliston is a professional engineer, award-winning STEM educator and author of the Technology for Fun series of books and teacher resources.
Make & Test a Magnetic Compass - STEM KS2
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Make & Test a Magnetic Compass - STEM KS2

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In this fun hands-on session pupils will make and test their own magnetic compass using cheap and recycled materials, whilst linking to KS2 Science (magnetism and materials), Mathematics (lines and angles) and D&T curricula.
Make & test a Cartesian Diver - Materials & Forces
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Make & test a Cartesian Diver - Materials & Forces

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Relates to KS2 & KS1 science (materials and forces) and KS3 physics (floating & sinking, upthrust, pressure in fluids). The resource gives details of the parts required and where to source them, how to construct the Cartesian divers, and worksheets to help extract the relevant curriculum learning points from the activity.
Make & Test a Wire Loop Game - Electricity
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Make & Test a Wire Loop Game - Electricity

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In this fun hands-on session pupils will design, build and test their own wire loop game, whilst learning about conductors and insulators, switches and series and parallel circuits, linking to KS2 Science and Design and Technology and KS3 Physics curricula.