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Stretchiness

This Cre8ate maths activity draws on measuring stretchiness which involves the collection of real data, calculating percentages and experimental design. This resource models one way in which engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials. Here students investigate the...

Around the World *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity, students use the speed, distance, time equation to calculate how long it takes to travel to destinations around the globe from the UK via today's global transport options. They are then introduced to a new concept to global travel: the vacuum tube...

World Oceans Day *suitable for home teaching*

This resource provides a stand-alone lesson to support World Oceans Day in schools. The short activities include:

Ocean acidification in a cup which demonstrates the basic process of ocean acidification

Dissolving shell in vinegar investigates how the decreasing pH of...

Fire extinguishers and combustion *suitable for home teaching*

In this predict-observe-explain activity, students explore different ways of extinguishing a flame with some surprising results. The lesson is introduced with the video of engineer Yusuf Muhammad. Yusuf is developing a revolutionary new household fire-safety device, incorporating the techniques of professional...

Taking the pulse of the planet (11-14)

This resource from the European Space Agency climate change resource pack provides information gathered from the electromagnetic spectrum which is used to monitor and measure changes in the Earth’s climate system. Resources focus upon how satellite instruments orbiting the Earth detect data from the visible light,...

Arctic sea ice and climate change

This resource from the European Space Agency climate change resource pack provides background information on the role of Arctic sea ice upon the Earth’s climate system. All activities are set in the context of the Northwest Passage. Changes in the amount of sea ice can disrupt normal ocean circulation, leading to...

Treating Genetic Conditions

This is a simple activity to introduce genetic conditions and how gene therapy is being developed to try to treat them. Students model the chromosomes in a nucleus and investigate the idea of gene transfer, before answering questions on a worksheet. This worksheet is part of a collection of materials based on...

Pesky Pathogens

This hands-on activity, aimed at students aged 11-14, will help students to understand how pathogens can make you ill. After a short role play activity, students answer the questions on the worksheet. This worksheet is part of a collection of materials based on...

Investigating the Cause

Aimed at students aged 11-14, this worksheet explores the causes of different illnesses, focusing on the contribution that DNA makes. The questions explore the role of DNA in health and how genes play a role in causing single-gene disorders and multifactorial conditions. The resource is part of a collection of...

Detecting Danger

This comprehension activity, aimed at students aged 11-14, looks at the role of the immune system in protecting us from infectious disease, and how it recognises the difference between the body (‘self’) and invader. This worksheet is part of a collection of materials based on...

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