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Medicines from Microbes

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. The activities provide an opportunity for children to think about micro-organisms and come to understand that they can be both helpful and harmful. This approach makes the...

Plastics Playtime

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. In these activities, children test and classify plastics before investigating their thermal insulation and shock resistance properties. The children then design, make and test a...

Renewables Don't Run Out

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. The activities provide opportunities for children to consider the use of plant material (biomass) for renewable energy. They go on to look at some of the problems that using...

Runny Liquids

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. Children consider the properties of liquids in the context of a company which produces a thick, sticky liquid that needs stirring and transporting.

The activities...

Water for Industry

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context.

Children follow the use of water from a reservoir, through an industrial site where it is treated, used as cooling water, and treated again before being returned to a...

Smart Bricks for Smart Plants

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. In these activities, children compare plants grown in a variety of nutrients. They investigate the best conditions to grow turf for a sports pitch.

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Turf Troubles

In this primary resource, children work scientifically to investigate the effects of various conditions on plant growth. The activities are set in a real-life context, that of a sports company who wish to provide a turf surface suitable for a range of activities. Information is required on suitable grass types and...

ATLAS Resources (for Key Stage Two)

Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Science (ATLAS) was a curriculum development project organised by the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. The resource for Key Stage Two was created to help teachers in primary schools with the teaching...

Gordon and Woburn Squares Primary Schools Pack

This resource, published by the Nuffield Foundation in 2007, was created to encourage use for learning of the Squares in Bloomsbury, central London. These Squares offer a range of opportunities for children's learning, and are spaces where children can investigate,...

Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Science

Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Science (ATLAS) was a curriculum development project organised by the Centre for Science Education in the Higher Education Institution that is now called Sheffield Hallam University.

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