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    All About James Brindley

    Learn about the pioneering canal engineer James Brindley and how he shaped our waterways. Great for KS2 History, especially Victorians. Also a useful way of introducing STEM topics to KS2 children.

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    KS3 STEM: Gauging Rod Activity Pack

    In this activity, pupils use a guaging rod to see how Archimedes' principle of uptrust was applied to life on the canal networks.

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    KS3 STEM: Lock Design Activity Pack

    Looking at lock design allows a practical investigation into water pressure. It enables students to identify with the concepts of forces and relate them to real-life engineering design examples, focussing on canals.

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    KS3 STEM: Gauging Rod Powerpoint Presentation

    A powerpoint presentation to accompany the KS3 STEM: Gauging Rod Activity Pack

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    KS3 STEM: Lock Design Powerpoint Presentation

    A powerpoint presentation to accompany the KS3 STEM: Lock Design Activity Pack

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    CREST Bronze Award - teacher briefing sheet

    A teachers' briefing sheet for achieving the Bronze CREST award through the Canal & River Trust's STEM learning programme.

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    Welsh - KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Activity Pack

    In Welsh - this practical activity explains the forces that cause banks to erode, and the impact of erosion and human activities on water quality.

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    Welsh - KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Powerpoint Presentation

    In Welsh - a powerpoint presentation to accompany the KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Activity Pack.

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    KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Activity Pack

    This practical activity explains the forces that cause banks to erode, and the impact of erosion and human activities on water quality.

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    KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Powerpoint Presentation

    A powerpoint presentation to accompany the KS3 STEM: Canal & River Maintenance Activity Pack