May 232011
 

http://www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk/activities/maths/pipeline

‘Maths In The Pipeline’ is a full day of mathematical workshops and challenge for 15 year olds based on the applications of mathematics in the oil and gas industry. All the days workshops are based on real data and the Captain Field in the Moray Firth is used as an example.

Beforehand pupils can undertake an interactive, virtual visit to the Captain Platform via the website: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/SPE/index.html.

Pupils from different schools are placed in a team and work alongside industry professionals at an industry venue. During the morning the teams are introduced to key industry topics and solve problems on these whilst developing their team working skills. The highlight of the day is the afternoons business challenge. With a deadline to meet and a presentation to be made this is both realistic and demanding.

Following on from Maths In The Pipeline, pupils can get involved with STEM In The Pipeline at S6 level.

 Contact us for more info about Maths In The Pipeline

May 162011
 

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-sensitised solar cells and tandem cells. They explore lots of relevant chemistry, physics and engineering behind the structure and design of these cells.

The educational resources in this collection include practical activities that illustrate how solar photovoltaic cells work, future applications and the need for sustainable energy.

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/collection/788/the-solar-spark

May 162011
 

The key objectives of the National STEM Centre are to:

  • House the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of support materials.
  • Bring together STEM partners with a shared mission to support STEM education, thus supporting the government’s STEM Programme

Thousands of resources for learning and teaching relating to sciences, technologies, engineering and maths can be found at the STEM elibrary. 

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/

May 052011
 

Organised by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. Young Engineers and Science Clubs across Scotland will showcase their projects.  In addition, new Scottish Government Junior Saltire Prize Awards and a range of Green Energy Awards will be presented by the First Minister.  The jam-packed programme includes STEM challenges, science shows and a 3D IMAX movie. 

Glasgow Science Centre
P7-S6
Fri 10th June
9:30-2pm
Participation by Invitation only, but spectators welcome. Please contact jane.martin@scdi.org.uk for further information.

 

For more information click here.

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