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Tardigrades in space

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in 2015, focused on the topic of human spaceflight.  The activities linked to the clip on tardigrades are differentiated for lower and upper secondary students.  They are designed to enhance biology lessons on DNA damage and repair, or physics lessons on the danger of...

Using Energy Teachers’ Guide (Ages 5-7)

This Nuffield Primary Science Teachers’ Guide for teaching the Using Energy topic, to students aged 5-7, is divided into three chapters: *Chapter 1: Planning - showing how to use the resources to plan a topic and, in the second edition, more guidance on how to implement the SPACE approach *Chapter 2: Exploring...

The Webb Telescope in Fusion 360

These guides contain instructions on how to build a 3D CAD model of the Webb Space Telescope using Fusion 360. The Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope that will be the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Creating your own Webb Telescope in Fusion 360 involves...

Rocks, Soil and Weather Teachers’ Guide (Ages 5-7)

This Nuffield Primary Science Teachers’ Guide for teaching the Rocks, Soil and Weather topic, to students aged 5-7, is divided into three chapters: *Chapter 1: Planning - showing how to use the resources to plan a topic and, in the second edition, more guidance on how to implement the SPACE approach *Chapter 2:...

Rocket fuel

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in 2015, focused on the topic of human spaceflight.  The activities linked to the clip on rockets are differentiated for lower and upper secondary students.  They are designed to enhance chemistry lessons on combustion, carbon chains, or chemical formulae.  Presenter Kevin...

Paul Moseley - Post Doctoral Research Associate

Paul develops infrared telescopes to observe galaxies.  The technology has also been adapted to diagnose cancer by looking at chemical signatures in the human body.  He emphasises the importance of problem solving and programming skills to work in his role. 

There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at...

Natasha Almeida – Postdoctoral Researcher

Natasha is a researcher studying meteorites at the Natural History Museum.  She examines meteorites to tell us more about the history of the solar system and the origins of life on Earth. 

There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for secondary.

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Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from the side

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from the side

Kinetic theory: 2 - 2 mass x-t

Kinetic theory: 3 - 2 mass x-t

This resource includes videos that can be used to demonstrate the motion of an object on the International Space Station, either with or without the use of Tracker software.  The Tracker...

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from above

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from above

Kinetic theory: 5 - above 2 mass x-t

Kinetic theory: 4 - above 2 mass x-t

This resource includes videos that can be used to demonstrate the motion of an object on the International Space Station, either with or without the use of Tracker software.  The...

Kinetic theory: M and M translational motion

Kinetic theory: M and M translational motion

This video shows astronaut Tim Peake, on the International Space Station, demonstrating the movement of M&Ms inside a hollow sphere. Teachers’ notes can be found here.

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