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Noisy coat hangers

Compare how efficiently sound travels through solids and through gases and why it travels at different rates according to the substance.

A level science resource packages

Packages of hand-picked resources covering the subject content for A level sciences, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.

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Debate kit - IVF

This kit encourages students to consider the benefits of, and the problems that may arise from, the use of hormones to control fertility, including in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Opinion

Teaching secondary science outside the classroom

With better weather on the way, we asked around the office for some favourite ways to take the lesson outside

Science Learning Partnerships

Our Science Learning Partnerships combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.

Secondary Science

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of science; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

Using Video to Illustrate Dynamic Equilibria

In this short video clip, produced by Becta, a group of GCSE students describe how they used video to illustrate a dynamic equilibrium. Students did this by rolling dice and, depending on their score, taking off or putting on their blazers. They noted that, on average, the number of them with blazers on...
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Build an Atom

This simulation allows you to build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Students can then play a game to test their ideas. Curriculum links include: • Atoms • Atomic Structure • Isotope Symbols • Atomic Nuclei Sample learning objectives...
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2010 to date

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Thermal Conductivity

These two short videos, produced by the National STEM Learning Centre, illustrate the process of thermal conductivity. The first video shows a demonstration of thermal conductivity using ice, plastic and aluminium blocks. Alom Shaha explains the process involved. The second video simply...
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2010 to date

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Self-Evaluation Tool

A tool to help departments evaluate their performance and plan improvements.

Space

Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

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Inspiring A level chemistryNY500

To receive a 100% discount on the activity fee use the discount code SEC100VAT when booking. You will then need to pay the VAT of £250 and can claim a £250 ENTHUSE Award.   PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STATE FUNDED SCHOOLS   This course provides many opportunities to be reconnected with the...

Physics for non-specialistsNY201

Are you teaching KS3 or KS4 Physics for the first time?  Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them? This course has been designed to focus on the key principals needed to teach physics effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations...

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadershipRP206

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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Bursaries

Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.

Recognition

Get recognition for your professionalism with our recognition schemes: STEM Educators and Science Mark.

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If you are interesting in running a group on our website we can set this up for you and support you in how to lead a group. Please contact us with your ideas.

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See the latest news, opinions and discussions on science education.