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Photosynthesis *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, journeys into the chloroplast to show how plants convert sunlight into usable chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. The key points covered in the film are: •Leaves are small solar-powered food factories. •Through a process called photosynthesis they make their own food...

The Science of Life

The Science of Life is a short careers booklet published by The Physiological Society that provides an introduction to the world of physiology with its focus on the science of how the body works. The booklet points out that students taking science and biology courses at GCSE and A-levels are already learning about...

Collating data sets

Purpose: Usually students work in groups at a practical activity, and use their own results to interpret the outcomes. For some investigations, it is helpful to use larger data sets, than single groups could collect during a lesson. Google forms provides a simple means of collating a large number of sets of data,...

This is Engineering: code composer

“I’ve always loved music and play keyboards, guitar and bass. I got into making music on my computer and I find virtual instruments fascinating. Now I work as a software engineer working in digital audio, experimenting with sounds for TikTok.”

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering...

This is Engineering: tech trendsetter

“I am software engineer for ASOS, building technology that fundamentally changes how people experience fashion.”

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering campaign.

This is Engineering: farming futurist

“I’m Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder for our business LettUs Grow. The company aims to build the most efficient farms to feed the next generation. Instead of growing plants in soil, we cover plant roots in mist filled with nutrients. This increases the plants growth and uses less water than...

This is Engineering: you can make a difference

This video introduces the difference that engineers make to society.

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering campaign.

Give me a second

This video and student worksheet set a challenge for students to make a pendulum that has a period of one second.  The video explains how the frequency of a pendulum will change with its length, and how gravitational potential energy is transferred to kinetic energy (and back again) through each pendulum swing. ...

Measuring the speed of sound using toilet rolls

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must use a laptop, tablet or phone, and a set of in ear headphones to carry out the experiment.  They also use a tube, in this example some stacked toilet rolls.  By using destructive interference of...

Temperature bounce

This video and worksheet set out a measurement challenge that can be carried out at home or in school.  Students must drop different types of ball to see how high they bounce.  They need to repeat their readings and record an estimate of the spread of their results.  They must then repeat this measurement after...

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