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How Big and How Far?

How big?
This resource uses scale models to understand the huge differences between the Sun and other stars in the galaxy. The spreadsheet gives scales for the Sun and five other stars, ranging from the gigantic Betelgeuse to tiny Sirius B. Students can draw out these scale models...

How a Human Arm Bends

This activity is designed to enable students to be able to gain an understanding of how a human arm bends due to muscular contraction, to understand that a robot arm can use contraction or rotation to achieve movement and to understand that shape memory alloys can revert back to a previous shape when heated. Robot...

Fight fire! Fill up with foam

In this activity students investigate the production of foam and  can then go on to make a model fire extinguisher.

 

Resources required:

Plastic bottles and generally available laboratory chemicals and apparatus.

Wingspan

Stonemaier Games Wingspan Board Game

 

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.

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Pandemic: Iberia

Z-Man Games Pandemic Iberia Board Game

 

It’s the mid-19th Century and the Iberian Peninsula is awash in malaria, typhus, cholera, and yellow fever. As members of The Second Royal Philanthropic...

Terraforming Mars

The taming of the Red Planet has begun! Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water.

Aspects of Secondary Students’ Understanding of Chemistry

The report from the Children’s Learning in Science Project (CLIS) gives an account of a number of aspects of students’ understanding of chemistry including:
*What meanings do students attribute to the terms ‘element’, ‘mixture’ and ‘compound’?
*What meanings do students attribute to commonly used...

Electromagnetic Math

This series of activities from NASA take a mathematical approach to looking at electromagnetic radiation. They are intended as supplementary problems for students looking for additional challenges in mathematics and physical science from age 11 to 19 years. The problems were created to be authentic glimpses of...

Earth Sun Moon Distances

Basketball Earth
This resource uses a basketball as the Earth to set up a scale model to the distance to the Moon, satellites and distances such as the thickness of the atmosphere and the height of transatlantic jets. Students must do a card matching exercise to match objects to...

Earth Math

This series of activities from NASA take a mathematical approach to looking at the Earth and its atmosphere. They are intended as supplementary problems for students looking for additional challenges in mathematics and physical science from age 11 to 19 years.

The problems were created to be authentic...

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