Oxford Sparks: Key Stage 3 resources

A full set of resources which can be used to add research based contexts to lessons for 11-14 year olds.



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Crystal modelling

In this activity, students learn about X-ray crystallography. As well as considering its importance (scientists have used the technique to elucidate the structures of over half a million substances) students use models to learn about – and...

Dark side of blue light

There is scientific evidence that the blue light emitted from mobile devices and computer screens disrupts sleep by delaying the body clock.

In this activity students carry out an investigation using filters to find...

Energy survey

For the vast majority of people modern life is dependent on electricity. Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking into what we use electricity for and when, in order to ensure that in the future, supply meets demand at all times.  In this activity students...

Footprints of the Higgs Boson

This lesson focuses on scientific models and theories. It is set in the context of cutting-edge particle physics, focusing on evidence from experiments in the Large Hadron Collider. The lesson starts with an entertaining animation, set in the Large Hadron Collider, in...