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Pond Studies

This resource provides ideas for looking at pond plant and animal life using a microscope to make observations and comparisons. Identification sheets are provided for students to identify what they find in pond water and mud. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of...

Safety

This resource contains ideas for practically based activities which could be taught as a short
course or slotted into the scheme of work as appropriate. The activities are safety in the home, the fire triangle, fire extinguishers, fuels, fire-proofing and road safety. The experiments can be carried out in...

Soil

In this resource, soil is examined as a growing medium. The activities suggested are designed to produce some understanding of the importance of soil rather than looking at analytical methods. Students investigate soil types, the formation of soil, the quality of soil for plant growth and soil erosion. The...

Sound

The range of activities suggested here provides an interesting introduction to sound through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom.

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Time

This resource, using an investigative approach, looks at the concept of time. The suggested activities cover the movement of the sun, tides, making a simple clock, lifespans, time lapse photography and calendars. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are...

Maths Investigations

The pupils’ workshop contains 80 cards based on 10 themes. The investigations will compliment any mathematics scheme and can act as a resource bank to suit the needs of a small group of students.

The cards can be used in investigations where: all students are...

Problems - Red Set

The problem cards have been designed for students to use in conjunction with the main work
described in the teachers' guide. It is intended that students should at least be able to 'have a go' at most of the questions, but they should also be encouraged to think round a problem and to devise alternatives and...

Problems - Purple Set

The problem cards have been designed for students to use in conjunction with the main work described in the teachers' guide. It is intended that students should at least be able to 'have a go' at most of the questions, but they should also be encouraged to think round a problem and to devise alternatives and...

Developing Algebra

This booklet contains a number of case studies of lessons that emphasise working with what students already know and working from concrete ideas to the abstract. Each case study explains the task, contains examples of students’ work and explains how the lesson was followed up.

[b]The function game[/b] is one...

Some Lessons with Calculators

This booklet collects together ideas suitable for use with secondary school aged students. The activities are designed to encourage students to use their calculators efficiently and positively to help develop mathematical thinking and understanding.

[b]Finding your way about a calculator[/b] is a guide to...

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