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Science Teaching Units (Key Stages Three to Four)

Produced in 2008, these Secondary National Strategy lesson plan sequences were written to help teachers in planning for and teaching specific ideas important to their learning from Key Stage Three to Key Stage Four.

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Science and Mathematics in Schools - a Review

This Ofsted publication describes factors affecting the low take-up of science and mathematics post-16 identified for the year 1992-93. These were: the status of science in our culture; the nature of science and mathematics as school subjects; the organisation of schools; the curriculum; science and mathematics...

Inspecting Subjects and Aspects 11-18 Design and Technology

This Ofsted publication is one in a series that gives guidance on inspection of subjects, in this case Design and Technology. Inspectors’ need to evaluate:

• How high are the standards in design and technology, and are they high enough?
• How well are students progressing?
• How well is design...

Chemistry in Action

Produced by the University of York Science Education Group and published by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this resource contains ten teaching units that explore the social, industrial and economic aspects of chemistry as well as encouraging...

Fit to Drink

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities look at the question of drinking water quality.

The activities examine the issues involved and looks in detail at ways of removing nitrates from drinking water supplies. Both water treatment and agricultural solutions are...

Industrial Encounters: Good Practice for School Links

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this guide aims to help schools and science-based companies make the best use of their opportunities to liaise together. It concentrates upon using link activities to enrich aspects of the school science curriculum but there are many principles in the...

On Site: a Guide to Visiting the Chemical Industry

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this guide provides practical information and advice about organising a visit to a local science-based industry. Visits can be engaging, stimulating and profitable for the students, teachers and companies...

Product Design: Polymers in Sleeping Bags

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this set of activities allows students to investigate the properties of polymers in relation to the design requirements for a sleeping bag.

Students carry out an investigation of the design and manufacture of sleeping bags as a product...

Product Design: Sports Shoes

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities deal with the different stages of market research, product design, selection of materials and manufacturing processes in the sports shoe industry.

Through a range of activities and practical investigations, students gain a greater...

Product Design: Pop Bottles

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials consist of three parts relating to the choice of materials and production processes involved in the manufacture of plastic bottles for carbonated drinks. The three sections are:

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