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GNVQ Science Intermediate Assignments

The Nuffield Science in Practice file of Intermediate Assignments began with a study guide. This was a compilation of short tasks covering the full range required for each of the four mandatory units. The tasks were designed to help students check that they have understood the content and to prepare for tests....

Animal Behaviour: Practical Work and Data Response Exercises

These books, from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), aimed to encourage the use of more practical work on animal and human behaviour and to enable students to develop an understanding of some basic principles of animal behaviour, relevant to biology and psychology.

Although originally...

Integrated Science Book 3

Integrated Science, from the Wreake Valley Academy, is a series of three books designed to support science teaching of students aged 11-14. They provided a balanced science curriculum that included biology, chemistry, physics and encouraged scientific investigation as a way of promoting scientific thinking and...

Integrated Science Book 2

Integrated Science, from the Wreake Valley Academy, is a series of three books designed to support science teaching of students aged 11-14. They provided a balanced science curriculum that included biology, chemistry, physics and encouraged scientific investigation as a way of promoting scientific thinking and...

Integrated Science Book 1

Integrated Science, from the Wreake Valley Academy, is a series of three books designed to support science teaching of students aged 11-14. They provided a balanced science curriculum that included biology, chemistry, physics and encouraged scientific investigation as a way of promoting scientific thinking and...

Colourful Chemistry

Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book contains guidance on how to carry out a number of laboratory experiments in which colour plays an essential part.

The activities look at extracting and using dyes, in making pigments, turning them into paints and using these...

Option 3: Drugs and Medicines

This was a new option for Revised Nuffield Chemistry. Preparative practical work included the production of chloroform and aspirin as well as the extraction of caffeine from tea. Analytical practical work included titrations and applications of TLC.

Contents

1. Drugs from natural...

Option 7: Periodicity, Atomic Structure and Bonding

This Revised Nuffield Option aimed to help students see their experience of elements and compounds in a more unified and coherent theoretical framework. The treatment was based on experiment but emphasised theory.

Contents

1. Periodicity

2. Atomic structure

3. Bonding...

Option 5: Plastics

This revised Nuffield Chemistry option began with everyday plastics and sought to demonstrate, measure and explain their properties. Thermoplastics were distinguished from thermosets and the differences explained in terms of the structure and bonding of polymers. A historical section showed how natural materials...

Option 6: Change and Decay

In this Revised Nuffield Chemistry option, ideas about proton and electron transfer were used to explain the decay of stonework and the corrosion of metals. Practical investigations explored the physical and chemical changes that can lead to the breakdown of stone as well as the factors that determine the rate of...

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