The importance of STEM - Science Technology Engineering Maths

The importance of STEM – Science Technology Engineering Maths

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe importance of STEM – Science Technology Engineering Maths Experts predict 75% of the fastest growing jobs will require STEM skills The founders of Apple, Google and Facebook were in their early 20s when they started the businesses that made their fortunes. But even by their standards, the innovators of just the next 10 years are still in primary school now. That’s how fast change is happening. Yesterday it was …

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Khan Academy | You Can Learn Anything For Free

Reading Time: 1 minuteKhan Academy | You Can Learn Anything For Free Khan Academy is a respected and free US-based online education platform. It produces short educational lessons in the form of YouTube videos. The free self-learning online tools are available to anyone, even students as young as Primary school. It provides free learning on almost any topic: Maths, Science, Computing, Physics, Arts, Economics, and numerous other topics. Khan Academy was created by …

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Can You Solve the Dark Coin Riddle? (TED Ed)

Reading Time: 2 minutesKids Maths puzzle. (Hint: not just for Maths whizzes) Can You Solve the Dark Coin Riddle? (TED Ed) Another dungeon, another evil Wizard. You’re stuck in the dungeon, and the only way out is to solve the puzzle. Looks difficult, but has a surprisingly easy solution. Kids are just as likely to solve it as adults – and not just the Maths whizzes. The Problem There are 100’s of coins …

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So Should AI (Artificial Intelligence) Really Worry Us?

Reading Time: 3 minutes(To arouse the interest of the budding young engineer / scientist) STEM Science & Artificial Intelligence In a recent article we pointed out that many experts had voiced concerns about the possible dangers of uncontrolled AI. They include Stephen Hawking (the renowned physicist), Elon Musk (the Tesla tech entrepreneur) and Bill Gates (the founder of Microsoft). Some of their concerns: • Are there unpredictable consequences? For example AI machines that …

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America’s 11-year-old Prize-Winning Scientist

Reading Time: 1 minute11-year-old Gitanjali Rao has won America’s Top Young Scientist award for her water-contamination testing invention. She plans to spend the $25,000 prize money on improving her device to make it available in the market for more people to use to test for lead-contaminated water. She was inspired to develop her device by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Her simple device uses carbon nanotubes that attract lead molecules in the …

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) – So What’s All The Fuss About?

Reading Time: 3 minutes(Intended to pique the interest of the budding engineer / scientist) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer Sci-Fi. It’s not just for scientists and advanced computer programmers – even school kids are getting into it now. It is already in our daily lives Google’s driverless car Waymo, Apple’s ‘Siri’ speech recognition, IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer beating Russian chess master Garry Kasparov, medical diagnosis, evaluating job applications, picking customer orders in …

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The Magic of Physics! – A bit of fun

Reading Time: 1 minute A bit of Physics fun for the budding young scientist. What makes these little Physics tricks work? Try them out and have fun! And try to figure out how. Or something to challenge the Physics teacher with. Click on the image to see the amazing Physics tricks: STEM: Science-Technology-Engineering-Maths The 21 Century focus. For young leaders of the future. Click here to explore our Award-Winning STEM Science products, including Physics-Mechanics-Engineering kits.

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TED-Ed: The Power of ‘Creative Contraints’

Reading Time: 2 minutes(This article is targeted at budding young engineers & scientists) Imagine you’re asked to create something new. You can make whatever you want, with whatever materials you want, in any shape or size you want. Easy? Sounds easy, but is actually hard to do. Unlimited freedom isn’t always very helpful when you want to be creative. In real life we are restricted by several limits or constraints such as cost, …

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Kids Can Code with Ease – TED Talk

Reading Time: 1 minute“Learn to Code. Code to Learn” MIT Media Lab’s Mitch Resnick says Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes— it’s for everyone. In fact numerous studies show that kids as young as 5 can code – surprisingly well in fact Resnick directs MIT’s ‘Lifelong Kindergarten‘, and in a fun, demo-filled TED talk he outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies …

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STEM, Artificial Intelligence & Future Jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutesGOOGLE’s head of research thinks that many of the jobs 20 years from now do not yet exist. There’s little we can do now to train for what we cannot foresee. What we can do is to be flexible and have an ability to learn new things and keep ahead of machines. Which means getting comfortable with AI (artificial intelligence), automation and related disciplines. For our kids now it means …

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