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Bug in the water cycle

A set of simple scratch ‘debugging’ activities that children can use to apply their understanding of programs and codes.  Children are shown a series of faulty programs which are based around the water cycle.  They are then supported to use logical reasoning to locate and fix the bugs within them.  Notes for...

Wolfram Mathematica for Beginners

This series of structured, interactive tutorials from Wolfram Mathematica provide a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of functions of the Mathematica software.

Note: These are Mathematica Notebook files (extension .nb) and can only be opened using Wolfram Mathematica software.

Concept Cartoons: Change of State and Insulation

This concept cartoon explores student's ideas about heat and insulation. A common misconception is that some materials have the property of making things warm. In this case because we have put coats on to keep warm there is a tendency to believe that the coat will also make the snowman warm so that it will melt...

Dangerous Cold

In this activity students consider the questions: • How does heat energy move around? • How can we model the flow of energy and changes in temperature? • What can be done to prevent hypothermia? • Why do we need to try so hard to stay at the right temperature? In order to survive and be comfortable in hot or cold...

Planet 10

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), is a virtual model of our solar system. There are two main activities in this resource.

1. Solar System:

Explore the planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive virtual fly-through. Zoom in...

Charges and fields

This simulation allows students to arrange positive and negative charges in space and view the resulting electric field and electrostatic potential. They can plot equipotential lines, discover their relationship to the electric field and create models of dipoles, capacitors, and more!

Sample Learning...

Gas Properties

This simulation allows students to pump gas molecules into a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. They can measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.

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The Colour of Nature

A 90 minute Real World Science session exploring light and colour in the natural world; human understanding and use of colour and extends to optical illusions and v ision beyond the visible spectrum.

Involves hands on work with specimens from the museum's collections and "mini-safaris" through the Natural...

Editable & Printable Scratch 2.0 Blocks

A full set of Scratch blocks (Scratch 2.0) including the blocks inside the Sensing, Operator, Data, Custom palettes and LEGO™ WeDo motor blocks.

The blocks can be edited and scaled using image editing tools (e.g. Illustrator, Inkscape,...

Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog

Written by dinosaur experts and teachers, the Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog is a free resource to help teachers, teaching assistants and educational specialists.  It provides information and best practice examples of teaching about rocks, fossils,...

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