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Mini-Projects

This series of Mini-Projects, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) aim to breathe life back into investigative work, for students aged 14-16 and their teachers. This resource is part of the SYCD: Science Year Can We; Should we? collection.

The resources were produced by the University of York...

Passport

This resource, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and part of the SYCD Science Year Who am I? collection, is a template for successful bridging projects.It is designed as transition activity for students moving from primary to secondary school.

By collecting visas for skills and...

Mini-Projects

These materials, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), are part of a pilot for a series of Key Stage Four Mini-projects aiming to breathe life back into investigative work for students and teachers. This resource is a part of the SYCD Who am I? collection.

The resources are produced by The...

Nappy Changing Challenge

The Nappy Changing Challenge from Cre8ate maths provides real data about students for analysis. They undertake a timed, practical, exercise of folding a towelling nappy and putting it onto a toy baby doll. Throughout the task students complete a form for the Nappy challenge and record their completed data in an...

GAIM Activities: Investigations

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the investigations students explore pure mathematics.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching and...

GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for...

Playground Design

This activity from Cre8ate maths involves students in designing a playground. They will have to decide upon a suitable outdoor space and consider key features relevant to their design. Scaled templates can be used to trial several layouts giving consideration to safety needs, sight lines for supervisors, buffer...

Searching for Life in Lake Ellsworth, and Dead Whales

This podcast from the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Planet Earth Online collection looks at why scientists are planning on drilling three kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet in one of the most ambitious exploration projects ever undertaken; and how worms that feed on dead whale bones at the...

Aliens and Underwater Volcanoes

This podcast from the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Planet Earth Online collection looks at invasive species of plants and animals. Many of them are well-known. Grey squirrels, harlequin ladybirds, buddleia, Japanese knotweed - the list goes on.

Some of these aliens, or invasive species to...

Red Squirrels and a Tropical Antarctica

A podcast from the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Planet Earth Online collection. Red squirrels used to be the most common squirrel in Britain. But since the grey squirrel was introduced from the USA as an illegal immigrant in the late 1800s, their numbers have nose-dived.

This is partly...

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