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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 Cartesian Diver - Materials & Forces

Make & test a Cartesian Diver - Materials & Forces

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.
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KS2 STEM forces/materials - Make & Test a CD racer

KS2 STEM forces/materials - Make & Test a CD racer

Fun, exciting, low cost, practical STEM activity for KS2 pupils. Use it to learn about forces including gravity and friction, and the use of everyday materials for particular purposes. Also links to the D&T process - design, make, test, evaluate and improve.
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KS2/3 Electricity - Make & Test a Wire Loop Game

KS2/3 Electricity - Make & Test a Wire Loop Game

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.
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