Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the resources in this section help students to develop their skills in information retrieval. Activities encourage students seeking specific scientific information to look for professional and reliable sources, not only on the internet but also in the libraries and archives of professional institutions. Therefore in addition to web searches as a general information source, this skill area considers text books, the British Library, online journals, experts in the field and surveys.

The section contains teacher guidance and a series of activities that tackle topics including:
* The information revolution
* Using the internet to find information
* Assessing the reliability of information
* Classifying statements
* Surveys
* Resources and audiences
* Questioning information
* Information to the public

There are trainer development materials associated with the delivery of learning activities in this skill area. They can be found at: LSS Skill Area 1 Training.

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Skill 1.9 Information for the Public

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, in this activity students study a short podcast from the National Geographic. The clip is intended to encourage members of the public to replace standard light bulbs with low-energy light bulbs. It presents science themes in a way that gets a message across. The...

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