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Meeting the Teachers' Standards (secondary science)

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Brine shrimp ecology - key stages three and four

This resource explains how students can set up their own shrimp ecosystem in a bottle.  There are then 13 practical activities in this booklet, based on the bottle ecosystem, , which  support the teaching of the following ecological concepts:• ecosystems• adaptation to environment• abiotic factors in...
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2000 - 2009

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Alternative energy lesson

This activity provides an opportunity to revise work on fossil fuels and climate change, and help students appreciate the impact of science and engineering on our everyday lives. Students are given an email brief from the chief executive of Power plc, asking them to review the three alternative energy types that...
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2010 to date

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How deep is your blue? Coloured chemistry with smartphones

In this activity students use a smartphone to determine the precise amount of copper in an aqueous solution of nitric acid. Students collect comparative values of different copper-solutions with special apps to produce a diagram and estimate the amount of copper, based on the Lambert-Beer Law that explains that the...
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2010 to date

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Through a range of resources, support and inspiration, discover how engineering can be used to enrich your lessons.


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


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...

New to teaching A level chemistryNY251

Are you starting out in teaching A level chemistry? Even for teachers with chemistry background it can be daunting the first time to teach. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at AS and A level in chemistry. Common student misconceptions, as well as practical techniques and assessment,...

Unpicking the examiner's report A level biologyNY271

The first run of the new A level exams will highlight areas where students are struggling.  An in depth analysis of the examiners' subject reports is crucial to support development of your teaching and learning approaches in biology A level. Hands-on sessions with examination experts will enable you to delve into the...

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