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Solar System Image and Information Set

From NASA, this is a set of high quality images and information about the solar system. The set of materials features the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites, the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud, and moons of the solar system...

Battle of the Barnacles

A Catalyst article about biologists looking for patterns in the distribution of barnacle species on the sea shore. Barnacles are arthropods which live as tiny larvae in the sea and then cement themselves, head down, on suitable rocks, build a shell, poke their legs out of the top of it and start to filter feed. The...

Wind Turbine Project: Working Drawings

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) these are the working drawings for producing a working wind turbine in the workshop. The turbine consists of six 130mm blades arranged on a central axle and attached via plastic gears to a dc generator.

A total of twelve, detailed drawings are included....

Galaxies

Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this collection contains spectacular images of galaxies. Images include:
* Spiral galaxy NGC 1232, based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively.
* Central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this...

Key Stage Four: Infrared

This lesson, from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), looks in particular at how infrared data is collected and used to measure changes in global temperature. Infrared radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light which has uses in astronomy, communications, surveillance and medicine...

Wind Turbines: Industrial Manufacturing

These materials, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), consist of a series of photographs that illustrate the installation of wind turbines in an offshore wind farm just off the coast of North Wales.

The images can be used to illustrate a range of manufacturing and engineering processes as well as...

Turbines: Environmental Issues

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this information sheet looks at how wind turbines can help to reduce emissions and ultimately tackle climate change.

The first part of the sheet explains the greenhouse effect and then goes on to show how electricity generation from a variety of...

Wind Turbine Project: Component Parts

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these images show the manufactured components, jigs and fixtures required to make the wind turbine project. Detailed drawings for the wind turbine can be found at this resource: wind turbine working drawings...

ARKive on Tour

Produced by ARKive, these materials are designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the variety of habitats worldwide and the diversity of species found in each habitat. The activity also highlights topics including interdependence, adaptation and how species evolve specialised features.

Working in groups,...

How Science Works Clip Bank: Energetic Reactions

From BP Educational Services (BPES), this resource allows students to gain a greater understanding of exothermic and endothermic reactions. Engaging and accessible animations and video clips look at the processes of bond-breaking and bond-making to illustrate the energy changes that occur during chemical...

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