Oxford Sparks: Key Stage 5 resources

A full set of resources which can be used to add research based contexts to lessons for 16-19 year olds.



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Artificial atoms

Scientists at The University of Oxford are working on methods of using quantum dots to produce a stream of identical single photons with the hope of using this to provide un-hackable data protection, quantum computers and powerful microscopes. This activity is suitable as a follow-on lesson after...

Back of the envelope calcuations (Fermi problems)

This resource presents four Fermi problems, or back-of-the-envelope calculations, based on a video about an underwater volcano disaster.  Students are expected to develop experience of using quantitative reasoning techniques and gain an...

Beyond the stars

In this lesson, students apply their knowledge of chemical kinetics, spectroscopy, and structure and bonding, to an exciting new context – the chemistry of interstellar space. Having watched an engaging animation, students work in groups to find out about the nature of...

Big-hearted briefing

Learning ...