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Phytoextraction and Mining *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’, provides background information on how hyperaccumulator plants can be used to remediate contaminated land by absorbing greater quantities of metal ions from soil. It also explores how these metal ions may be extracted from the plants as an...

Drinking Water *suitable for home teaching*

Water is vital to life. This topic, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), explores the safety of drinking water in different parts of the world. The topic allows classes in schools to exchange information about the sources of water for drinking and the implications for health.

In this topic,...

Acid Rain *suitable for home teaching*

This topic, from the Association for Science Education, focuses on the issue of acid rain and its effects on our society and our environment. Students explore the local and regional impacts of acid rain and then exchange information about their findings. As they work though the topic the students find out about the...

Textiles themed design challenges

This resource provides mini challenges based on the designing process. With textiles as the core theme, students are set mini challenges that ask them to create design briefs, understand client needs, generate ideas, communicate their ideas and evaluate their ideas.

The Little Books of Gaia

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The spacecraft will provide the positions and velocity measurements of around 1 billion stars – which is about one percent of the stars in our galaxy.

The Little Books of Gaia are A4-page-size summaries that cover...


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