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Plants and Medicine: Aspirin *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at the history of aspirin, which can be traced back to the Egyptians, where it comes from and what makes it so special. The key points made in the film are: •Aspirin originates from an ancient plant remedy used by the Egyptians. •They chewed willow bark to relieve pain and fever...

Esters and Perfumes *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at esters which occur in nature and have been harnessed by the perfume industry. It explores what esters are and how are they made and used. The key points in the film are: •Esters give many fruits their scents, including bananas, lavender and pineapples. •They are produced by a...

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,...

Vedic Maths 2

This set of Cre8ate maths activities requires pupils to practice number operations, to search for pattern in number and to work and deepen with their arithmetic understandings. In Vedic multiplication, these understandings are developed into simple algebra. This topic follows on from Vedic maths one and explores...

Vedic Maths 1

This set of Cre8ate maths activities requires students to work with the multiplication tables, to calculate digital roots and to observe and interpret patterns. The Tiling from the square worksheet two also involves them in working with reflection. This topic and Vedic maths two explore the ancient laws of Vedic...

Running a Club

These Cre8ate maths activities draw on the mathematics of combinatorial thinking and involve a set of functional maths activities.

Islamic Design

This Cre8ate maths activity focuses on reflection and thinking about translation or rotation. It also uses co-ordinates to develop a non-standard transformation. The topic provides rich opportunities for cross curricular work and can also provide the focus for off-site activities.

Is It Fair?

This Cre8ate maths activity provides an opportunity for work on inverse proportion, conversion calculations, compound percentage change and information handling skills.

Waste Management

This resource from Cre8ate maths works with government statistics to raise issues related to waste recycling. It would work well as a cross curricular topic with science colleagues, so that students understand both the chemical and energy issues involved in waste disposal. Students are presented with a composite...

Crystal Shapes 2

This activity from Cre8ate maths explores Platonic solids, which are formed from regular polygons where all their faces are identical and all their vertices are identical too. Students are told that there are only five platonic solids, which they can build using triangles, squares and pentagons. Completing the...

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