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TRUMP Part 6: Galaxies, Cosmology and Relativity

This part of the TRUMP Astrophysics resource package dealt with with galaxies, the history and future of the Universe, and special relativity. Like all other parts of the TRUMP package, this part contains study notes (self-study material for teachers), teaching notes...

Tutor Support Manual

This manual introduces teachers to the approaches adopted in the Problem Solving with Industry series, devised by the Centre for Science Education. The authors describe problem solving as a composite skill, enabling the development of a wide range of personal...

Mathematics Quality and Assessment Reports: Linked GCSE Pre-pilot Executive Summary

This resource from Alpha Plus published in December 2010 is the independent evaluation of the pilot of the linked pair of GCSEs in mathematics. The linked pair of GCSE qualifications are: ‘Methods in mathematics’ and ‘Applications of mathematics’. The two qualifications...

Planning, Teaching and Assessing the Curriculum for Pupils with Learning Difficulties

This guidance from QCA supports the planning, development and implementation of the curriculum for students with learning difficulties. It is aimed at supporting the work of a range of adults who are concerned with meeting the needs of students with learning difficulties. This includes class teachers, subject...

Sensors

This multimedia package was developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme to support and extend the teaching of sensors to students aged 14-19. The development and use of sensors is a rapidly growing area. Students should already have some familiarity with sensors through their use in a classroom context in...

Mathematics Glossary for Teachers in Key Stages One to Four

This glossary, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), was first developed in response to requests from teachers and others during the National Curriculum consultation in 1999. The explanations of mathematical terms refer to the terms as they...

Making Mathematics Count

This report from Professor Adrian Smith’s inquiry into post–14 mathematics was published in February 2004 and investigated why the UK was not meeting the demand for graduates and postgraduates in strongly mathematically oriented subjects.

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Dam Algae!

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with Yorkshire Water. In this module students study the problem of blue-green algae in an upland reservoir.

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Why Did the Rope Break?

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with Bridon Ropes Ltd of Doncaster. In this module students study the structure of rope and by carrying out some investigations, look at some properties of ropes...

Pupil Research Briefs – Biology Briefs

This Pupil Research Brief (PRB), designed by a team at the Centre for Science Education, supports the teaching and learning of biology at GCSE and Scottish Standard Grade levels. Each brief was targeted at a topic within the curriculum at the time. The study guide provides a structure to guide the students through...

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