Learning Activities

Use these free learning activities

If you work with young people, below are a number of resources freely available to help you support their creative thinking!

These activities have been developed to help teams apply to the Prize but can easily be adapted for other STEM projects.

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Need some inspiration? 

Below are a range of activities, from an introduction to AI to product development, use them with your class or group to get them ideating! 

Each activity has both a downloadable detailed plan (including a list of materials needed) and powerpoint presentation to deliver the session.

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Activity

Time

Links

An introduction to AI:
This activity aims to provide a fun way to introduce young people into some of the history and basics of artificial intelligence. It has been developed for groups which may have little or no background in AI.

15 mins

Activity plan 

 

Power Point presentation

Living Longer (theme 1): 

This activity aims to provide young people with an understanding of the first theme which is about the challenges that come with an ageing population, and to get them to begin thinking about potential solutions.

40 mins

Activity plan 

 

Power Point Presentation

Living Better (theme 2): 

This activity aims to provide young people with an understanding of the second challenge theme which is about how technology can help us to live healthier lives.

40 mins

Activity plan 

Power Point Presentation

Living Together (theme 3): 

This activity aims to provide young people with an understanding of the third challenge theme which is about how technology can help us to travel more easily, safely and greenly.

40 mins

Activity Plan

Power Point Presentation

Living Greener (theme 4): 

This activity aims to provide young people with an understanding of the fourth challenge theme which is about how technology can help us to live greener (more environmentally sustainable).

40 mins

Activity plan 

 

Power Point Presentation

Product development Innovation & Impact: 

This session explores the innovation and impact aspect of team’s ideas. It has been developed to help young people use the judging criteria as they develop their idea further.

20 mins

Activity Plan

 

Power Point Presentation

Product development Enterprise & communications:

This session explores taking an idea to reality. It has been developed to help young people use the judging criteria as they develop their idea further.  

20 mins

Activity Plan

Power Point Presentation

Product development Security & Ethics: 

This session explores both the ethics and security around developing AI solutions. It has been developed to help young people work through the judging criteria as they develop their idea further. 

15 mins

Activity plan 

 

Power Point Presentation

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Any questions about the activities, get in touch by emailing explorer@nesta.org.uk.

 

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