Defying Gravity: The Archimedes Screw

Who was Archimedes?

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physician, inventor and engineer, born in Syracuse, Sicily, in 287BC. He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias.

In the third century BC, Syracuse was a hub of commerce, art and science. Archimedes developed a natural curiosity and affinity for problem solving. He travelled to Egypt to study in Alexandria before returning to Syracuse, where he dedicated his life to research and experimentation across multiple fields. read more

Bones! A British Science Week special by Mini Professors and Learning Resources

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Today marks the first day of British Science Week, a ten day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK. To mark the occasion we teamed up with the West Norfolk branch of Mini Professors, a fun science themed pre-school class, to take part in a special British Science Week  bone-themed class!

Class leader, Professor Mark, welcomed his Mini Professors who eagerly put on their mini lab coats before sitting down in a circle to learn all about bones. read more

Learning Resources has won an Education Resources Award!

Learning Resources was presented with an Education Resources Award in the ‘Primary Resource or Equipment – Curriculum learning resources including ICT’ category for its STEM Robot Mouse Activity Set. Held on the 18th of March, the awards honour the quality and diversity of products, schools and the most dedicated members of the education sector. In their eighteenth successful year, the awards are organised by BESA, the trade association representing educational suppliers in the UK sector, and Brilliant Marketing Solutions.

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New for 2016, The STEM Robot Mouse Activity Set engages primary children as they build hands-on coding skills. Children create their very own maze using base tiles, tunnel pieces and walls and then programme Colby the Robot Mouse to find the cheese. Easy-to-use, Colby lights-up, makes sounds and features two speeds with colourful buttons that match coding cards for simple programming and sequencing. read more