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1:59 Challenge Live Lessons


3 exciting STEM challenges taught by STEM Crew with special guest Robby Ketchall. Created for students and cover key aspects of the challenge Eliud and his team faced; pacemakers, nutrition and course selection. Enable your students to learn from home with our online resources.

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America’s Cup Calendar


Follow the racing as Sir Ben Ainslie attempts to make history and win the world’s oldest sporting trophy – the America’s Cup. Bring the thrill of racing to your classroom, as excitement builds, be among the first to use STEM Crew’s new suite of resources in the run up to the 36th America’s Cup.

America’s Cup Theme Day


Welcome your students back with our STEM Theme Day. Designed for 11-14 year-olds, this new resource includes everything you need to collapse your timetable to investigate 3 ‘Big Questions’. Students will put themselves in the shoes of INEOS TEAM UK members and take on fun activities such as designing a prototype sailor’s water bottle.

Averages and range


This Maths based topic uses the real-life context of the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to show the crucial role of data collection and analysis in developing the performance of both the boat and crew. Students will use data generated by the team to develop their learning of mean, median, mode and range of averages.

Big Questions Projects


We have put together a series of 6 student projects which can be used either in the classroom or at home. These projects are based on the concept of Big Questions – a Big Question is a way of guiding pupils to make links between distinct subject areas and relate them to the world around them.

Biology: Infection & Response Bacteria, Fungi, Protists


This lesson on infection and response covers bacteria, fungi, and protists. Students research and prepare recommendations for sports teams about how the risk of infection can be reduced, before applying similar strategies to their school context in light of COVID-19.

Biology: Infection & Response Immune System


This, lesson will cover the curriculum based topic, infection and response. Using the context of INEOS Sports teams, we look at how the human body can protect itself from pathogens entering the body, covering the immune system and the first line of defence.

Biology: Infection & Response Viruses


In this lesson on infection and response we look at pathogens and investigate viruses in the context of Coronaviruses and COVID-19. Students will carry out a hands-on practical activity to support thinking and learning around how communicable diseases are spread.

Biology: Nutrition


In this lesson students will investigate the amount of energy in different food sources and how the amount of energy required by the human body differs according to the level of activity.

Biology: Vaccinations


In this, the fourth of four curriculum linked Biology lessons covering infection and response and vaccinations, using the context of professional sports, we look at how the vaccines work and explore how they work.

Code for the Cup


This engaging activity will promote computational thinking, whilst providing both a challenge and a competitive experience. Throughout this topic, students will understand the importance of coding efficiency by exploring a range of algorithmic solutions developed using code blocks. They will sequence instructions to develop a program which they will test and then make further refinements.

Communication Workshop


With the exhilarating real-life context of INEOS TEAM UK, explore the role communication plays onboard BRITANNIA and how cutting edge technology is used to allow the team to communicate effectively. This workshop will allow students to develop their communication skills, and find out more about how the STEM can be applied in the world of high performance sport.

D&T Contextual Challenge


This Design & Technology resource has been produced to give students the opportunity to practice a contextual challenge task ahead of their GCSE NEA based on the real-life and exciting context of the British America’s Cup team. It has been designed to lead students through a single cycle of the iterative design process.

Energy Resources


Energy Resources. Using the exciting context of INEOS TEAM UK Students are asked the question, what powers the America’s Cup boat allowing it to sail at up to 60mph? And where does energy come from?

Energy stores and transfers


This Physics topic uses the real-life context of the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to introduce the concept of energy. It examines the different ways in which energy can be stored and transferred and how this relates to the performance of the boat and crew.

Forces introduction


This introductory Forces video is designed to be used as a short introduction to the five lesson resources that look at specific areas of forces in more detail.

Forces Lesson 4: Forces and Motion


In this lesson we explore the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces on movement. We ask the big question of how does the INEOS TEAM UK race boat manage to accelerate up to speeds of 60 mph powered only by the wind?

Students carry out a practical investigation into how the size of a force affects an object as it moves through the air.

Forces Lesson 5: Performance Analysis


Join INEOS TEAM UK engineers and learn how to analyse the data from a training run on board Britannia, the cutting edge 60mph America’s Cup sailing boat.

In this lesson we ask, “How do we make sure we get the best performance out of the boat?”

Free Supporting Posters


A comprehensive set of free school COVID-19 safe practice posters and direction arrows for use around the school. Posters make the link between the INEOS Sports teams approach to minimising illness and the need to develop new normal routines in your school.

Jargon Buster


This quiz has been designed for use alongside our latest America’s Cup themed resources. Test your sailing lingo knowledge! See how much you have learnt about BRITANNIA

Life Cycle Assessment


Using the real life and engaging context of the British America’s Cup Team, INEOS TEAM UK – students will learn that all products are likely to have some negative impact on the environment.

Materials and their uses


This Design and Technology topic looks at some of the modern and composite materials used by the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK. It examines different materials used in the construction of the boat and why they are selected. It also looks at the materials used in the construction of the crew’s clothing and the properties of these materials that make them suitable for their use.

Maths: Course Selection


Students will find out how choosing the optimum location of Vienna was imperative to the success of the 1:59 Challenge. They will learn how to measure angles, plot bearings and accurately assess and calculate distances.



This Physics and Design and Technology topic covers the relationship between force, area and pressure. It uses the context of the British Americas Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to illustrate calculating values in a hydraulic pressure system and demonstrates the use of hydraulics on the racing boats.

Meet the Team


In addition to the STEM Crew online curriculum linked learning resources, the Moving Parts – Meet the Team videos highlight individuals roles within the a professional sports team. Helping contextualise learning and allowing young people to develop knowledge and understanding of the wide range of careers involved in a technology and design driven professional sports team.

Modern Materials


Amaze your class by making flexible glass fibre in front of their eyes. Through the exciting context of the America’s Cup sailing, supported by the Lloyds Register Foundation archives, this teaching resource explores composite and nano materials for Design Technology and Engineering as well as supporting the nanoparticles element of the Science curriculum.



This topic supports the learning required for Biology, PE and Food Technology. It uses the real-life context of the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK to introduce the topic of nutrition. The topic covers the components of a healthy diet and why they are needed, using the different roles within the team to demonstrate how energy requirements vary acording to activity level. Students go on to calculate the energy provided in a daily meal plan.

Physics: Pacemakers


Through exciting hands-on activities, this resource challenges students to understand the impact of resistive forces, specifically air resistance, and the ways that this can be minimised on moving objects.

Renewable Energy Resources


Renewable Energy Resources. Using the exciting context of INEOS TEAM UK Students are encouraged to think about the various types of energy resources, how they are generated, used and the impact they have on the environment.

Resilience Workshop


What is resilience? Challenge your students perceptions of success and explore how growth mindset and teamwork can help them to achieve their goals. Use this presentation, including a hands on activity to inspire and engage your students.

Solar panels: Modelling and data analysis – Lesson 1


In this lesson we explore the modelling and data analysis behind INEOS TEAM UK’s solar panel array at their base.

The resource includes a short video introduction to solar panels – a renewable energy source. The video sets the scene and enables you to discuss the motivations behind INEOS TEAM UK’s decision to install the solar panel array. This includes the positive impact it has had as well as how the team monitor its efficiency.

The lesson uses the blueprint of the base’s roof to design the solar panel array, calculate the area and analyse real-life data to evaluate the energy produced. The lesson includes differentiated worksheets.

Solar panels: Modelling and data analysis – Lesson 2


INEOS TEAM UK’s base has a large solar array on the roof. To ensure the team understand how well it performs under different conditions, students help them analyse the data they have collected relating to the amount of electricity produced.

Speed, distance, time


This Maths and Science topic uses the real-life context of the British America’s Cup team INEOS TEAM UK and covers interpreting distance-time graphs, drawing distance-time graphs from given data and defining speed as the distance covered in a set time.

STEM Crew Mini Challenges


We have put together a series of fun STEM Crew Mini-Challenges. These practical challenges are a great way to learn about the Science that INEOS TEAM UK’s Designers and Engineers apply to the design of British America’s Cup race boat, ‘Britannia’.

Tutor Time COVID-19 Resource


Tutor group resource, designed to reduce the anxiety pupils of coming back to school. Includes activities supporting the need to adopt new safety routines. Inspired by INEOS Sports teams and their proven team approach to managing risk to deliver ZERO days lost to illness.

Virtual Tech Deck


Take a virtual tour of our Tech Deck through four short videos which explore some of the science and cutting edge technologies that go into making a winning America’s Cup boat and Team.

ZERO Days Insights


A series of video interviews given by our ZERO Days experts from across the INEOS Sports Teams.


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Zero Days Introduction


Assembly style resource designed to be used with larger ‘bubble’ groups or as a smaller tutor group session. It looks at how we reduce the risk of illness through adopting methods successfully used by INEOS Sports teams to ensure ZERO days are lost to training or competition.