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Cosmology: the Origin and Development of the Universe

This book on cosmology, from the Royal Astronomical Society, provides a good primer for those teaching A-level physics courses or GCSE Astronomy.

The resource begins by introducing the history of measurements in cosmology, from Aristotle to Galileo and Newton. It gives brief explanations of:
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A Clearer Picture of Climate Change

A case study produced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). More accurate global weather forecasts and a better understanding of climate change are in prospect thanks to a breakthrough by electrical engineers at Queen’s University Belfast. 

The team has developed a high...

F1 in Schools technology challenge

In teams of 3-6, students aged 9-19 design, build and race model formula one cars powered by a compressed air cylinder.

The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and...

Malaria Challenge

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this multimedia resource explores the five major stages of the malaria lifecycle, highlighting the role of the Plasmodium parasite at each stage. The resource predominantly focuses on Plasmodium falciparum but does also make reference to other Plasmodium species...

Malaria Challenge: Managing Malaria

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, these materials help students to understand how malaria is tackled in an area where it is endemic. In this activity students are given a scenario where they are allocated the role of malaria programme managers for a community in a malaria area.

In groups,...

A career in arboriculture

Arboriculture workers carry out a variety of jobs to care for and maintain trees, including cultivating, managing and studying individual trees.

A career in aquaculture

Aquaculture is the farming of certain types of freshwater and marine fin fish and shellfish. There is also new technology in the farming of seaweed and sea urchins.

A career in environmental conservation

Environmental conservation includes the management of landscapes, habitats and species in urban, rural, coastal and marine environments. It also covers public access, recreation and interpretation to help promote awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the environment.

A career in agriculture

Career decisions are often based on areas of personal interest. 75% of 16-18 years said that they would be interested in careers in business, technology, science, engineering and working with animals.  A career in farming and food supply can be all these things.

Parents' guide to engineering careers

This easy to read Tomorrow’s Engineers guide helps parents and carers understand more about engineering careers and routes into engineering, providing tips on how to recognise and encourage their child’s engineering talent.

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