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A Kinaesthetic Food Web

In this case study, from the Centre for Science Education and the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust, Sarah Williams and Matthew Bailey, from King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, share their experience of creating an interactive activity to help students with special educational needs to understand food webs and the...

Any Old Evidence

In this Triple Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, students are provided with a number of images of bones and asked to work in groups to draw what they think the animal would have looked like. They are then provided clues to help build up their...

Colour questions

In this activity tudents observe what happens when water or fat soluble pigments are added to water, oil or both. They mix a water soluble ink or food dye with water and add oil. They then mix grated carrot with water before adding oil. The students record their observations, attempt explanations and suggest...

Crash Test Dummies: the Marc Bolan Crash

In this Triple Crossed resource, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, Marc Bolan's 1977 car crash is used as the context for an activity that covers forces, car safety and advances in the car industry. Students are asked to consider the differences between the old...

Did Man Really Walk on the Moon?

This Triple Crossed activity from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust starts with a quiz asking students to answer questions about the history of space exploration.

They are then asked to consider the evidence provided and use it to establish an argument for...

Double Crossed

The Double Crossed project was developed by the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust as a collaboration between science and history teachers to produce cross-curricular resources.

The project aim was to make science learning more accessible, effective and enjoyable by...

Developed by the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, the Double and Triple Crossed projects aimed to bring science and history together to increase engagement in science through topic based, contextualised learning.

The project enabled thirteen science and history...

Drugs Testing in Sport

In this Triple Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, students learn about the history of drug use in sport, the different drugs often used in competitive sports and are then asked to match the drugs to their dangers. A series of sheets are provided...

Exploding cells

Students observe what happens to blood added to salt solutions of different concentrations. This is done in test tubes, although it may also be possible to observe what happens under a microscope. The students record their observations and attempt to explain what has happened to the red blood cells. They then...

Food Miles Past: Food Miles Present

This Triple Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, looks at four fictional food diaries, each lacking in some nutrient. Students are asked to identify what is missing, provide details of what they ate the previous day and analyse their own diet....

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