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Burning Fossil Fuels

These activities look at what happens when fossil fuels burn. The activities include a demonstration of burning fuels with a paper-based student activity to look at the breaking and formation of bonds during combustion. The activities can be used to look at fossil fuels, exothermic and endothermic reactions,...

Carbon Footprint Toolkit *suitable for home teaching*

This BP Educational Service (BPES) resource includes factsheets describing carbon capture and storage and global carbon agreements. The resource helps students to understand more about the impacts of carbon emissions, choices for carbon reduction and alternative energy supplies.

Please note, some interactive...

Water Supply and Developing Countries

This resource pack can be used to highlight issues such as global water scarcity, the challenges people face when sourcing water and maintaining a water supply in developing countries and the role of the engineers in solving these problems. Following a quick quiz, a presentation introduces the scale of local and...

Vectors *suitable for home teaching*

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover aspects of vectors and are suitable for students studying mathematics at A Level, as well as those students for whom mathematics is an integral part of their course. Some of the topics covered include an introduction to vectors, calculating the vector and scalar...

Electron Diffraction Tube

In this video, produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network and the Institute of Physics, Alom Shaha explains the elements of an electron diffraction tube and how to use one to demonstrate a diffraction pattern. The video is aimed at teachers but it could also be used with older students to...

Problem 7: Iodination Inquiry

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, can be used to develop students’ understanding of rate equations and skills in calculating rate determining steps.

A teacher asks the students to help in designing a...

Reaction Rates and Mechanisms *suitable for home teaching*

From Nelson Thornes, these resources help students to reinforce understanding about reaction rates, orders of reactions and the rate-determining step of a reaction. The activity challenges students to determine the order of a reaction from experimental data and deduce the reaction mechanism from this data. These...

F=ma in a Helicopter

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. F=ma in a Helicopter provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating what happens to packages hanging below a helicopter. The lesson plan describes an active lesson designed to promote discussion about what happens when the...

Reaction times

In this activity from Nuffield, students are asked to develop an experiment to measure and test people's reaction times. They can use any equipment available in the school/classroom, and will need to consider the reliability of their experiment and how any data collected will be analysed and presented.

Music to the Ears: Designing and Creating a Sound Generator

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project linked to the topic of sound. Children design and make their own simple stringed instrument, so they can make a soundtrack for a movie clip. This enables them to learn and experience properties of sound and discover more...

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