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Skills for Energy - Resources

On these pages you can find lots of education and training resources for students and teachers all in one place!

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Careers Resources

Resources for Students - Computer Science

Key Stage 2

  • Scratch – imagine, program, share – program interactive stories, games and animations and share with others.
  • Code Combat – learn computer science and coding – a resource for educators and students
  • Blocky Maze – play Blocky Maze and learn coding!
  • Blocky Games – use Java script and coding to play games.

Key Stage 3

  • Royal Academy of Engineering – Are We Connected? – a STEM teaching and learning resource that explores engineering through the technology we communicate and connect with.
  • Computer Science for Fun – explore how computer science is also about people, solving puzzles, creativity, changing the future and having fun.
  • Code Club – learn to code and programme to make and create games.
  • Microbit – quick program and coding projects to suit all ages.
  • Microsoft MakeCode Arcade – tutorials and games to learn coding
  • Minecraft – education edition – a game based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem solving in an immersive digital environment.
  • Raspberry Pi Projects – make games, a website, music, a robot and lots more with coding and programming.
  • Scratch – imagine, program, share – program interactive stories, games and animations and share with others.
  • Computer Science Newbies – online resources for Python, Greenfoot, HTML and more.
  • Code.org – learn computer science at home with tutorials, videos, courses and more.

Key Stage 4

  • W3Schools – HTML Tutorial – HTML is the standard markup language for web pages. With HTML your can create your own website.
  • Code Academy – learn the basics of HTML and start building and editing web pages.
  • Greenfoot – learn Java programming, one of the most popular languages in the world. Visual tools coupled with programming, making learning to program easier.
  • Raspberry Pi Projects – code club – make games, a website, music, a robot and lots more with coding and programming.
  • MIT App Inventor – learn how to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets.
  • 101 Computing – find new computing challenges to boost your programming skills!
  • Free Code Camp – learn coding from the beginning! From the basics to advanced.
  • W3Schools – learn HTML coding.

Key Stage 5

  • W3 Schools – learn HTML coding
  • A Level Computer Science – Programming and System Development. A series covering some of the content needed for WJEC / Eduquas A Level component 1.
  • 101 Computing – find new computing challenges to boost your programming skills!

Resources for Students - Design and Technology

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Resources for Students - Maths

Key Stage 1

  • Open Middle – challenging maths questions to be solved.
  • BBC Bitesize – daily lessons for homeschooling.
  • I See Maths – innovative training and resources to promote deep learning in primary maths.
  • Top Marks – learn online through fun and engaging games and activities.
  • You Cubed – learn maths by completing fun and interesting tasks.
  • Which One Doesn’t Belong? – thought provoking maths puzzles.
  • Future Energy – a printable activity workbook based on the many areas of energy.
  • Estimation 180 – daily estimation challenges.

Key Stage 2

  • Corbett Maths Primary – videos, worksheets and quizzes.
  • Maths Bot – resources for students aged 5 – 15.
  • Open Middle – challenging maths questions to be solved.
  • BBC Bitesize – daily lessons for homeschooling.
  • IXL Maths – master essential maths skills at your own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
  • Top Marks – learn online through fun and engaging games and activities.
  • Transum Mathematics – games, puzzles, investigations and exam questions to help with your maths learning.
  • Estimation 180 – daily estimation challenges.
  • Math Pickle – puzzles, games and mini competitions.
  • The Daily Rigour – a weekly numeracy newspaper focussing on stories in the news from the past week and the numbers behind them.

Key Stage 3

  • The Daily Rigour – a weekly numeracy newspaper focussing on stories in the news from the past week and the numbers behind them.
  • Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets and quizzes.
  • BBC Bitesize – daily lessons for homeschooling
  • Maths Bot  – resources for students aged 5 – 15.
  • IXL Maths  – master essential maths skills at your own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
  • Teach It Maths – interactive resources, tasks and revision aids.

Key Stage 4

  • BBC Bitesize – daily lessons for homeschooling
  • Maths Bot – resources for students aged 5 – 15.
  • Maths DIY – past paper solutions, resources and tips to help you get the grades you deserve.
  • Study Maths – GCSE maths revision resources including notes, worksheets and games.
  • The Maths Teacher – a virtual classroom with lesson notes, videos and exercises.

Key Stage 5

  • STEM Learning – A Level Maths – resources covering subject content in Pure, Mechanics and Statistics as well as the overarching themes of mathematical argument, language, proof, problem solving and modelling.
  • BBC Bitesize – daily lessons for homeschooling
  • AMSP – A Level maths resources and revision tips.
  • Maths DIY  – past paper solutions, resources and tips to help you get the grades you deserve.
  • Dr Frost Maths – online learning, videos and exam questions.
  • Teach it Maths  – interactive resources, tasks and revision aids.

Resources for Students - Science

Key Stage 1

  • Science quizzes – quizzes based on the national curriculum providing a fantastic learning experience for students.
  • Whizz, Pop, Bang – quick and easy science activities for kids. All you need to do these simple experiments are some household ingredients, a bit of space and curiosity.
  • Science Museum Group – learning resources including experiments and activities.
  • Glasgow Science Centre – live on YouTube every day bringing science right to your home.
  • British Science Association – library of science based activities for children to do in line with the national curriculum.

Key Stage 2

  • Science quizzes – quizzes based on the national curriculum providing a fantastic learning experience for students.
  • Pairing for early science – using the game of pairs to broaden young children’s knowledge of science.
  • BBC Bitesize – videos and fun things to learn around science.
  • The Children’s University of Manchester – science based learning activities.
  • Science Kids – enjoy fun games while learning about science and technology with free online activities to try, with something for everyone!
  • Learning Games for Kids – fun online educational learning games that teach important skills for preschool and primary school students, building in maths, language, science and social studies.
  • Primary Games – free online science based games.
  • Free online science games – test your knowledge about the universe with quizzes and games. Expand your science horizons by reading illustrated articles!
  • Wow Science – games, activities, apps, videos, experiments and websites all about science.
  • Science Sparks – discover fun facts, cool science experiments, free science printables, science fair projects and super STEM challenges.
  • ExpeRimental – The Royal Institution, Science Lives Here – a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.
  • Science Museum Group – learning resources including experiments and activities.
  • Glasgow Science Centre – live on YouTube every day bringing science right to your home
  • Aberdeen Science Centre – a programme of science activities to do at home.
  • British Science Association – library of science based activities for children to do in line with the national curriculum.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

Resources for Students - STEM

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

  • Practical Action – free STEM, design and technology resources which fir the UK curriculum and engage children in real world issues including climate change, renewable energy, food security and disaster preparedness.
  • Open Learn – free online STEM based courses produced by the Open University.
  • Stairway Learning – learn maths, biology and physics – online fun learning with a platform built specifically for students.

Key Stage 5

  • Open Learn – free online STEM based courses produced by the Open University.

Resources for Students - Videos

Primary

  • Team Building Activity for a family in isolation – an activity that provides endless differentiation for each student.
  • 10 Easy Science Experiments – science experiments using household items that will amaze kids.
  • Walking Water – a simple science experiment designed to prompt discussion around STEAM based outcomes.
  • Engineering Project with straws – what is STEM? An introduction about STEM and a fun challenge to try with children.
  • Maze Building with Straws – a great activity to build STEAM skills for ages 6 to 10. All you need are straws, paper, tape and a marble.
  • Spaghetti Towers – get children thinking and building like engineers by challenging them to build the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows.
  • Chemistry – rocket firing – STEM activities to explore concepts behind science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • Mixing Colours – learn how to get secondary colours by mixing primary colours. A short and fun experiment you can do at home with ingredients you already have.
  • Self-Identity Box – a STEM activity for primary. A foldable box that contains objects that represent who they are, the project incorporates social studies, engineering, science and mathematics.
  • Make a Thermometer – a science activity where you build a liquid thermometer from household materials.
  • Sink or Float – young learners can dive into early physics in a fun colourful way with a two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls and starts to bring investigations to life.
  • Pattern Activities – STEM pattern activities to try with children with materials you can find at home.

Secondary

  • Engineering – Spaghetti Bridges – can you build a spaghetti bridge? To be successful you’ll need to think about how weight is distributed through the structure.
  • Spaghetti Challenges – construct the tallest tower possible using spaghetti and mini marshmallows.
  • Marshmallow Shooter – work in groups to build and shoot mini-marshmallows. Not only will students have lots of fun but they will also need to modify and adjust their shooting form in order to hit a bullseye on the wall.
  • Your own Earthquake – students learn how engineers design and construct buildings to withstand earthquake damage by building their own model structures using toothpicks and marshmallows.
  • Awesome Science Tricks using Static Electricity – tricks that take advantage of static electricity. The lower the humidity the better.
  • Marble Run Challenge – design a marble run using simple household materials that takes a minute to complete – no more, no less.
  • Engineering Science Projects – 10 engineering projects for kids to do at home or school using everyday items.
  • Engineering Challenges – 2 low tech STEM engineering challenges.
  • The Digestive System – a disgusting, engaging, accurate, cheap, easy and memorable activity to teach the parts and purpose of the digestive system.
  • Science Experiments – simple and awesome science experiments to provide hours of fun.
  • Physics Experiment – Why Does the Water Rise? – a physics project tackling the question: why does water rise inside the glass when it is place on top of the candle?
  • Awesome Lungs Working Model – watch and learn how to make a working model of a pair of lungs.
  • Understanding Fractions – explore fractions, simplifying fractions, and equivalent fractions by creating fraction kits.
  • Exploring Air and Air Pressure – a simple experiment designed to help young learners how air and pressure are related.
  • 25 Easy Crazy Science Experiments – science experiments you can do at home.
  • Build a Submarine – build a submarine from two soda bottles in this fun science project. You can build one just for fun, or do this as a science fair project.
  • Paper Bridges – build and test paper bridges in this fun STEM activity! What shape is the strongest? What material works the best? Try it yourself and find out.
  • The Celery Experiment – want to learn how plants move water around inside them? Or do you just want to turn a stalk of celery purple? Try this amazing colour changing celery experiment.
  • Spooky Experiment – grow a monster hand with materials you can find at home!
  • Making Oobleck – make a substance that appears to be liquid most of the time but when force is applied turns solid!
  • Vinegar Volcano – a fun science project to do with your children. It makes a mess but kids love it, using materials you will find around your home.
  • 10 Science Experiments – easy science experiments for people of all ages to do at home.
  • Skittles Experiment – a science experiment with Skittles to make a rainbow effect. As the sugar starts to dissolve off the candy the sugar rich water is much denser than normal water and sinks to the bottom of the plate.
  • Lava Lamp Experiment – make a lava lamp at home using vegetable oil, water, food colouring and Alka Seltzer tablets.

Resources for Teachers

CPD

  • STEM Learning – online courses from STEM learning allow you to lean wherever and whenever alongside your teaching. You’ll be supported by experienced educators to use online courses to meet your development needs.
  • Interesting Engineering – an article linking 20 of the best free online engineering courses.
  • SENECA – free CPD courses written by experts in their fields and includes the latest in education theory and thinking.
  • Reach Out CPD – teach the primary science curriculum with confidence – resources to help primary school teachers with the science curriculum developed with Imperial College London.
  • Future Learn –  hundreds of free online short courses in a variety of subjects from top universities and specialist organisations.
  • Open Learn – free short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher education, teacher professional development and classroom practice.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry – courses designed to give an in-depth understanding of key concepts in teaching chemistry. Each course can be completed at the learners own pace. Courses are free until the end of August 2020.
  • Careers Development Institute – CPD webinars free to CDI members.

Science

  • A Level Science resource packages – packages of hand-picked resources covering the subject content for A level sciences, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.
  • 14 – 16 science resource packages – a selection of hand-picked resources covering all the statements in the Key Stage 4 programmes of study.
  • Secondary Science resource packages – a selection of hand-picked resources covering all the statements in the Key Stage 3 programme of study, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.
  • Challenge Cards – James Dyson Foundation – Dyson engineers have designed challenge cards specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
  • Worksheets and printables for primary school – education.com
  • Crest Awards – free resources and challenge packs incorporate a range of science activities and experiments ranging across numerous themes to suit varying skills and age groups.
  • Ogden Trust Physics Resources – a range of primary and secondary resources for physics teaching and learning, as well as guides to help you encourage and develop physics at your school.
  • National Geographic Kids – primary resources for science to help pupils with their science projects and field experiments. Covering fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life-cycles as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut.

Design and Technology

  • GCSE Design and Technology – a hand-picked selection of resources supporting the teaching of GCSE design and technology.
  • Technologystudent.com – numerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of design and technology.
  • Practicalaction.org – a range of STEM challenges that can be used for home learning, science and D&T lessons, curriculum enrichment days, STEM clubs and for activities during National Science Week. Most challenges also enable pupils for gain CREST awards.

Maths

  • eedi.com – free maths support resources and ideas.
  • Beat the Nation – GCSE and SATs revision idea – use data from the 1000’s of students across the nation who have answered questions from GCSE and SATs revision to find the most troublesome question and challenge students to beat the nation by getting the answers correct!
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics – a range of free educational resources.
  • Mathematics Mastery – a selection of  accessible activities that pupils can tackle at home.
  • Reasoning in the Classroom – activity pack – Reasoning in the Classroom for numeracy materials provide teachers with an array of different activities, using a wide range of delivery approaches.
  • Maths Through Stories – learn the benefits of teaching and learning maths through stories and creative writing, as well as getting practice ideas for teachers and parents.
  • The Mathematics Shed – a collection of videos that will help present a range of maths topics in a fun way.
  • I See Maths – innovative training and resources to promote deep learning in primary maths – learning that sticks.
  • You Cubed – a collection of maths and science based tasks for all grades.
  • National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics – schemes, lesson plans and free resources for teaching and professional development.
  • Third Space Learning – primary maths free home learning packs to help children learn and progress in KS1 and KS2 maths with interventions, teaching resources and maths packs.
  • IXL Maths – IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
  • National Geographic Kids – maths primary resources for helping pupils explore a variety of mathematics problems and concepts such as measuring different weights, lengths and volumes using different units of measurement.
  • Goal Free Problems – a site to allow teachers to access and share goal free problems proven to support pupils in improving their knowledge and understanding by removing the cognitive load of the goal and therefore not prompting means-end analysis of a problem.

Computer Science

  • Computing at School –  a collection of resources for teachers of computer science.
  • Khan Academy – free lessons in maths, science and humanities. Students can use exercises, quizzes and instructional videos to learn and master skills.
  • Barefoot Computing – a selection of cross curricular lessons and classroom resources that are easy to teach and fun to learn.

STEM

  • Siemens Six for Six – a portfolio of resources that feature six episodes of learning for six core modules aimed at students 7 – 16. Each module features six complementary resources aligned to curriculum requirements for STEM subjects.
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology – free teaching resources and classroom activities for students aged 11 – 19 years including lesson plans, handouts and film clips.
  • NRICH – resources from STEM Teacher Inspiration Days.
  • NASA – bring the wonder of space to your students. Explore our universe of science, technology, engineering and maths activities and resources.
  • NASA Space Place – explore earth and space with a collection of resources for parents and educators.
  • Subsea Channel – a resource that will capture the interest and imagination of primary pupils in science subjects. Aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence, Subsea Channel provides teachers with a resource which shows real-life applications of the scientific principles they teach.
  • Our Future Energy – a website for teachers to find all the energy themed resources you’ll need for your classroom. Curriculum aligned resource materials for schools which are also brilliant for 11 to 16 year olds to use when studying for homework or exams.

Useful Websites

  • icanbea… – a careers website which helps finding career options based on specific interests! Also includes employer virtual tours and free online education resources.
  • Developing Experts – 700 science lesson plans and exciting experiments to help you teach with confidence and inspire future generations to explore STEM careers.
  • Let’s Learn Energy – Let’s Learn Energy teach pupils aged 1 to 11 years through classroom workshops, science days and also supporting primary school teachers with specialist science resources and lesson ideas.
  • STEM Learning – a selection of  free to access activities and materials for home learning.
  • The Princes Trust – advice and guidance to help develop confidence and skills as you explore your next steps for finding a job or becoming self employed.
  • Education Quizzes – providing students with home-based support for their schoolwork. The online quizzes are written by teachers to help children remember and revise what they are learning in class.
  • Skills Builder – a resource for building basic skills such as listening, speaking, problem solving, leadership and teamwork.
  • Future Learn Schools – free access to hundreds of online courses for 13+ to continue and expand their learning.
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