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Magnets Ducks and Superconductors

Website for a theatre-in-education project for Key Stage 3 pupils. A play challenging perceptions of science and engineering in society toured to schools in the West Midlands. The project is a collaboration between The University of Birmingham, Gazebo Theatre In Education and Matt Turner, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Resea...

Real science for the public

This is my blog where I break down complex and current research in order that the public might understand the current and exciting fields currently being researched. I am always looking for questions to answer so please stop by, sign up and get asking....

My blog - enabling tecnologies

This is a link to my blog "Enabling technologies". This blog is aimed at anyone and everyone from those of you still at school, college and university to professionals. Enabling technologies concerns some of the latest and best technologies that have emerged with the purpose of moving science and healthcare forwards. I will be blogging once every m...

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3M Worldlywise - Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is important for everyone on the planet. We can all reduce our personal impact on the environment - and this free website contains lots of ideas for living a 'greener' life. But being 'green' isn't enough - society also needs scientists, engineers and new technology to help us lead more sustainable lives. And to have enough scien...

Scratch - Programming Language aimed at 8-16 years

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art - and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work c...

DreamSpark - Professional Programming Tools for Children

DreamSpark enables students of all ages to access and learn Microsoft's professional developer tools free of charge. Tools available include Visual Studio Professional, XNA, Expression Suite, Windows Phone Developer Tools and SQL Server. ...

Kodu - End to End Creative Environment for Designing and Building Video Games

Accessed via the DreamSpark site, Kodu provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new video games. The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple and entirely icon-based. Programs are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are further divided ...

'Nrich': Maths enrichment activities for primary and secondary students

My attention was recently drawn to the nrich Maths website, which suggests some great enrichment activities and lesson activities for primary and secondary students (KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 & KS5). The June 2011 selection is based around sport, and Ideas include working out the half time scores have for Olympic hockey matches, a challenge around whether...

Construction Skills 'A Career in the Built Environment' booklet for 11-19

Great information for young people about what a career in build environment and construction is all about. Subjects covered are: spatial design (architect, landscape architect, urban designer) engineering (civil, structural, building services) surveying (land surveying, building surveying, quantity surveying) management...