Key Stage 1 and 2 Resources

Biology Resources

Amazing Adaptations

PDF | 609KB | Year 5-6 Lesson Plan for Amazing Adaptations workshop. This talks through evolution and adaptations and includes an activity where students are tasked with designing and building… Read...

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Biology Blog Posts

Biology Videos

STEM Kitchen - Bread

STEM Kitchen: Science of Bread

4 minutes Discover the science behind baking bread with a super simple bread recipe.  https://youtu.be/C1Morx7qM5g Bread Recipe Requires 460g Strong bread flour 2 Teaspoons of salt 7g Sachet of fast-action… Read...

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Dove Marine Diaries: The Princess Royal

7 minutes Dive into the world of marine science on board Newcastle University’s research vessel, The Princess Royal. Captain Neil Armstrong takes us on a tour of the research vessel… Read...

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Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Dove Marine Diaries: Plastic Plankton

7 minutes Dive into the world of marine science at Newcastle University’s Dove Marine Laboratory in Cullercoats, as we learn about how tiny zooplankton are helping scientists to look for… Read...

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Chemistry Resources

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How to Make Rock Candy

This weeks Try This Tuesday takes a while, but you end up with a tasty treat! You will need: A wooden skewer or chopstick Peg 1 cup of water 2-3… Read...

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How to Make an Exploding Lunch Bag

Today we are going to make an explosive lunch! You will need One small (sandwich size) zip-lock plastic bag Bicarbonate of soda Warm water Vinegar A tissue Do this experiment… Read...

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How to Make Milky Fireworks

For this week’s experiment you will need to raid your fridge and kitchen cupboards to get some milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. Pour some milk into a dish… Read...

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How to Make Ice Cream with Science

This week we’re making ice cream but instead of using an ice cream machine, we’re going to make it using science! You will need: Two Ziploc bags – one small,… Read...

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Chemistry Videos

STEM Kitchen - Bread

STEM Kitchen: Science of Bread

4 minutes Discover the science behind baking bread with a super simple bread recipe.  https://youtu.be/C1Morx7qM5g Bread Recipe Requires 460g Strong bread flour 2 Teaspoons of salt 7g Sachet of fast-action… Read...

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STEM Kitchen - Honeycomb

STEM Kitchen: Honeycomb Reaction

5 minutes Learn about the science of honeycomb – what makes all those bubbles!? https://youtu.be/_daS-HknyA0 Honeycomb Recipe Requires Baking Tray Greaseproof Paper/ Butter Saucepan Wooden Spoon Stove 100g Sugar 2.5… Read...

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Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Best Inventions

What is your Best Invention?

5 minutes Scientists and Engineers at Newcastle University share their best inventions, designs and creations for British Science Week 2021. The theme of BSW 2021 is Innovating for the Future.… Read...

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Computing Resources

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Computing Blog Posts

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Computing Videos

Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Best Inventions

What is your Best Invention?

5 minutes Scientists and Engineers at Newcastle University share their best inventions, designs and creations for British Science Week 2021. The theme of BSW 2021 is Innovating for the Future.… Read...

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Ask our Computer Scientist

Ask our Computer Scientist

7 minutes Newcastle University’s Jan Smeddinck answers your questions on Computer Science and Game Design. Jan answers the following questions: How do you go about making a video game? Are… Read...

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Engineering Resources

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Engineering Blog Posts

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Engineering: What Job Can I Get?

Third year Mechanical Engineering student Jenny Olsen talks us through the many options that are available to engineering students once you graduate. So you’re thinking of choosing an engineering degree… Read...

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Virtual Treasure Hunt

To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day we have put together a virtual treasure hunt that you can do from a phone or computer. For this treasure hunt you… Read...

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Engineering Videos

Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Best Inventions

What is your Best Invention?

5 minutes Scientists and Engineers at Newcastle University share their best inventions, designs and creations for British Science Week 2021. The theme of BSW 2021 is Innovating for the Future.… Read...

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Chi Onwurah

Women in STEM with Chi Onwurah

18 minutes MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital discusses the need for diversity in STEM as well as her experiences as an… Read...

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Ask our Mechanical Engineer

Ask our Mechanical Engineer

4 minutes Newcastle University’s Jenny Olsen answers your questions on Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Jenny answers the following questions: Can you create a robot that talks and moves? What is… Read...

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General STEM Resources

Amazing Adaptations

PDF | 609KB | Year 5-6 Lesson Plan for Amazing Adaptations workshop. This talks through evolution and adaptations and includes an activity where students are tasked with designing and building… Read...

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Science Cookbook

PDF | 2200KB | Year 3-9 Fun recipe book that explores the science behind some of our food. The science content is aimed at a KS3 audience however the recipes… Read...

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General STEM Blog Posts

The Science of Baking: Cake

For the next instalment in Science of Baking series, Charlie has looked into the science of making the perfect cake. Cake is a wonderful thing, there’s nothing quite like the… Read...

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How to Make Milky Fireworks

For this week’s experiment you will need to raid your fridge and kitchen cupboards to get some milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. Pour some milk into a dish… Read...

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General STEM Videos

STEM Kitchen - Bread

STEM Kitchen: Science of Bread

4 minutes Discover the science behind baking bread with a super simple bread recipe.  https://youtu.be/C1Morx7qM5g Bread Recipe Requires 460g Strong bread flour 2 Teaspoons of salt 7g Sachet of fast-action… Read...

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STEM Kitchen - Honeycomb

STEM Kitchen: Honeycomb Reaction

5 minutes Learn about the science of honeycomb – what makes all those bubbles!? https://youtu.be/_daS-HknyA0 Honeycomb Recipe Requires Baking Tray Greaseproof Paper/ Butter Saucepan Wooden Spoon Stove 100g Sugar 2.5… Read...

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STEM Kitchen - Mug Cake

STEM Kitchen: Mug Cake

4 minutes Learn all about the science behind microwaves and discover how to make a cake in a mug! https://youtu.be/Syathe36lBU Mug Cake Recipe Requires 4 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons… Read...

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Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Best Inventions

What is your Best Invention?

5 minutes Scientists and Engineers at Newcastle University share their best inventions, designs and creations for British Science Week 2021. The theme of BSW 2021 is Innovating for the Future.… Read...

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Geography Resources

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Geography Blog Posts

Virtual Treasure Hunt

To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day we have put together a virtual treasure hunt that you can do from a phone or computer. For this treasure hunt you… Read...

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Geography Videos

Ask our Hydrologist

Ask our Hydrologist

6 minutes Newcastle University’s Liz Lewis answers your questions on water and climate change Liz answers the following questions: What is hydrology? How is climate change linked to flooding and… Read...

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Maths Resources

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Maths Blog Posts

Virtual Treasure Hunt

To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day we have put together a virtual treasure hunt that you can do from a phone or computer. For this treasure hunt you… Read...

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Our Best Science Jokes!

We asked some of our students for their favourite STEM jokes. Scientific explanations are underneath each one. Neutrons make up the middle (nucleus) of atoms and don’t have any electric… Read...

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Maths Videos

Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Medical Sciences Resources

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Medical Sciences Blog Posts

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The Science and Myths of Charcoal Toothpaste

In this guest post, Dental student, Jenny, reveals the science behind charcoal toothpaste In the last few years, a massive surge in commercially available brands of charcoal-based toothpastes has swept… Read...

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Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Ask our Medicinal Chemistry

Ask our Medicinal Chemist

5 minutes Newcastle University’s Catherine Salvini answers your questions on Chemistry and making medicines. Catherine answers the following questions: How do you make medicines? What happens if you mix the… Read...

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Ask our Epidemiologists

Ask our Epidemiologists

7 minutes Newcastle University’s Mark Pearse and Emma Slack answer your questions on epidemiology. Mark and Emma answers the following questions: What is epidemiology? How do diseases spread around the… Read...

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Physics Resources

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Balloon Skewer

PDF | 559KB | Year 3-6 Instructions for a classroom activity involving everyday materials.

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Physics Blog Posts

How to Bend Water

This week’s experiment is quick and simple but sure to amaze! You will need: A balloon An indoor tap Clean dry hair Method: Turn the tap on so there is… Read...

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Physics Videos

STEM Kitchen - Mug Cake

STEM Kitchen: Mug Cake

4 minutes Learn all about the science behind microwaves and discover how to make a cake in a mug! https://youtu.be/Syathe36lBU Mug Cake Recipe Requires 4 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons… Read...

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Holmes Lectures

Holmes Lectures: Women in STEM

30 minutes + 50 minutes Part 1: Where are the Women in STEM? This interactive lecture uncovers the history of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the reasons why the… Read...

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Best Inventions

What is your Best Invention?

5 minutes Scientists and Engineers at Newcastle University share their best inventions, designs and creations for British Science Week 2021. The theme of BSW 2021 is Innovating for the Future.… Read...

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Ask our Mechanical Engineer

Ask our Mechanical Engineer

4 minutes Newcastle University’s Jenny Olsen answers your questions on Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Jenny answers the following questions: Can you create a robot that talks and moves? What is… Read...

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Psychology Resources

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Psychology Blog Posts

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The Science of Smells and Memory

In this week’s blog post, psychology graduate, Maria, explains the science behind smells that help us recall vivid memories. We probably don’t analyse why we see the world around us,… Read...

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Psychology Videos

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