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Sensors

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to methods of how to identify what components can be used as electronic sensors.

The resource is designed so that students...

Sensors Decisions

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how we use sensors in a circuit that will make decisions.

The resource is designed so that students will know that:

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Sensors Systems

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how we use sensors in a circuit that will make decisions.

The resource is designed so that students will:

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Investigating Engineering Design 2

These activities provide students with an understanding of the importance of fitness for purpose when designing new products. Students learn how to effectively dismantle and investigate an engineered product to determine its function/purpose.

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Investigating Engineering Design 1

This starter activity can be used as an introduction to reverse engineering. Using the presentation Earphones and Headphones, students are asked to identify the product and its function. They consider the following questions:

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Communicating clearly with others

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Communicating using presentations

This STEM Learning resource collection aims to support STEM Ambassadors to highlight the top 10 employability skills to young people, with examples of activities and discussions to support young people to develop these skills in either school, college or other settings. 

This resource focuses on...

Lesson 1 - The modern world of work

This lesson will introduce learners to the way the workplace has changed over time. This includes an overview of traditional and modern work practices; how flexibility is achieved through 24/7/365 availability; and how modern technology facilitates inclusivity and accessibility for all stakeholders.

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Numeracy Refresher

Mathcentre provide this numeracy refresher resource, which was developed and trialled by staff of the University of Birmingham Careers Centre and subsequently used widely throughout the HE Sector. There are sections which review decimals, fractions, averages, percentages and ratios, making it a useful resource for...

Cyborg Ethics

In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), students are introduced to how the present body centric antenna, plus prosthetic technology, could be compared to science fiction ‘cyborgs’. Students are also asked to discuss ethical issues...

Plant Power: Gene Technologies

GM, genome editing and CRISPR are all in the news, with hot debate over how new techniques should be regulated. Over the past 50 years, our ability to make specific changes to DNA in plants and animals has been revolutionised.
New techniques of genome editing allow us to make precise changes to individual...

Plant Power: C4 Rice - Photosynthesis and Food Security

Can understanding photosynthesis help save thousands of lives a year?

This poster and accompanying article introduce C3 and C4 photosynthesis in the context of food security and genetic modification.

Rice biologists have a problem. Rice is a staple food for more than half the world’s...

Plant Pathogens: Control

The poster ‘Plant Pathogens: Control’ illustrates the many ways that we control plant pathogens, from polyculture farming to controlling the import of plants.The poster is accompanied by a presentation, which can be used as a step-by-step walk-through of the ideas in the poster. Full teaching notes are given,...

Plant Pathogens - Identification

The poster ‘Plant Pathogens – Identification’ illustrates diagnostic tests that are commonly used to identify plant pathogens in the lab and in the field.

The poster is accompanied by a presentation, which can be used as a step-by-step walkthrough of the ideas in the poster.

The Battle for Fortress Plants

The poster ‘The Never-Ending Battle for Fortress Plant’ illustrates ideas about plant defences against pathogens. It depicts the plant as a fortress which is defended against invading pathogens. The poster is accompanied by a presentation, which can be used as a step-by-step walk-through of the ideas in the poster...

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