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Power station project

The Power Station Project is a simulated case study from the Science in Society series dealing with the various decisions that have to be made when a new power station is being planned. It was designed as an integral part of the Energy section of the Science in Society course. It is assumed that an Electricity...

Green chemistry

Produced by the Triple Science Support Programme, this quick guide looks at our use of chemicals which is inevitable, whatever their source. Green, or sustainable, chemistry develops chemicals and processes capable of performing vital functions, while minimising social and environmental costs.

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Ethics and social responsibility in science education

Questions of ethics and social responsibility have become an unavoidable part of science education. Teachers are being exposed to the difficult task of dealing with global values, as well as with those that are strongly dependent on culture and civilization. In this volume, many distinguished international...

Ethics and social responsibility in science education

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education discusses the principles and approaches to the problems of ethics and social responsibility in science education. 


The book is divided into three parts. The first part, Principles and Approach, explores the nature of moral education and the ethics;...

Control in action: designing a fermenter

This is one of a series of focused units, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, to introduce students to important technologies and their applications. This unit features control systems and their applications to fermentation. The introduction to the unit:

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Reader F: energy

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at society's use of electricity and considers nuclear power. The book then discusses alternative sources of energy and the risks that were envisaged in the 1980s.

Size matters: the Royal Institution Christmas lectures 2010 - teachers' pack

From the very large to the very small, the Kings College London scientist investigates why size is an important factor for both living and non-living matter.

Beginning his journey into the world of scale with a furry friend, Mark reveals why hamsters fare better than humans when jumping from the top of a...

Science spectrum: teacher's resource pack

By providing opportunities to explore hypotheses and the nature of evidence, this book is designed to meet a key requirement of the National Curriculum - that students should be made aware of the role and importance of science in their lives. It aims to awaken students' curiosity and encourage them to communicate...

Let sleeping bags lie! A unit for 13-16 year olds

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this series of activities investigates heat transfer and the thermal insulation properties of sleeping bags.

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