In these STFC resources, students discover fascinating facts about materials and their properties. The Key Stage Three resources look at the many different facets of cement. The Key Stage Four resources examine ethics and science of oil drilling, oil being the basis for the plastics industry. The resource also looks at the very small world of nanoparticles and nanotechnology.



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Key Stage Three: Watching Cement Set

In these two lessons from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)'s Seeing Science, students explore how scientists choose the right concrete for the job. Working in small groups, the pupils make concrete samples with various additives and carry out strength tests ensuring the tests are fair. A video...