Resources to Support Science Teaching

This series of resources from Defence Dynamics uses military contexts to teach aspects of science.

*Carbon and the Carbon Cycle- two activities look at the carbon cycle, its imbalances and how carbon, in the form of fuel, is obtained.

*Conservation - an activity which looks at the effects of human activity on the environment and shows how military action has protected some areas;

*Fractional Distillation - students learn about fractional distillation in the context of crude oil distillation; 

*Gases in the Atmosphere- looking at the range of gases in the atmosphere and the effects of global warming; 

*Genetic Engineering - materials prompt investigations into the genetic modification of food crops, prompting discussion on the applications of science;

*Homeostasis - students learn about homeostasis and thermoregulation. A case study describes an expedition to the South Pole; 

*Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fuels - using the context of a nuclear submarine, students investigate nuclear fission and fuels with supporting information about nuclear power in Britain;

*Response to Stimuli - students look at how the body responds to external stimuli;

*Vaccinations and Their Risks - students look at how vaccinations work, their risks, attitudes towards them and the use of vaccination programmes to support developing nations;

*Waves, Radio Waves and Microwaves - two activity sheets teach about different kinds of waves, their effects and uses;

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Carbon and the Carbon Cycle

This resource from Defence Dynamics assists students when learning about carbon and the carbon cycle. In the first activity they consider changes in the carbon cycle and imbalances caused by human activity.

The second activity looks at how carbon cycles in the environment and how carbon, in oil, is obtained...

Conservation

In this resource from Defence Dynamics, students are set a mystery to solve in small groups which considers the impacts of human activity on the environment.

Salisbury Plain is a military training area, yet it contains a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and is home to a wide range of species...

Gases in the Atmosphere

This resource from Defence Dynamics helps students to understand the range of gases found in the atmosphere and also look at some of the causes and effects of global warming.

[b]Gases in the atmosphere[/b] includes a quiz on the process and causes of climate change; and activities on how the Earth's...

Genetic Engineering

This resource from Defence Dynamics can be used to help students consider the implications of genetic engineering.

Stimulus materials look at the development of genetically modified food crops and a questionnaire helps students to consider their views on genetic engineering.

The materials can be...

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