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Chemical Comparisons

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, asks students to suggest similarities and differences between various pairs of chemical systems presented as simple diagrams, such as iron and sulfur, water and sugar solution and a variety of particle models. There are thirty-six different sets of diagrams in...

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, focuses on the distinction between pure substances and mixtures. Students are first asked to define the terms element, mixture and compound to show their understanding. They are then provided with a series of particle diagrams to classify as element, mixture or...

Key Stage Three Assessment Framework

Produced by Oldbury Wells School, this set of 'I Can...' statements can be used for self-assessment and teacher assessment of computing skills and knowledge. Linked to the popular 'Progression Pathways' published by Computing at School, the documents use accessible language and an easy-to-read layout. Suitable for...

Shakespeare Comic Book

This four-lesson sequence teaches students to create multimedia for a given purpose.

Using digital cameras and special desktop publishing software, students create a comic-book representation of the life of William Shakespeare. They are required to plan and execute the project from the beginning and to...

Python

This series of three lessons introduces Python programming to students in secondary school.

The lesson objectives include:

*Creating simple code including the input and print scripts

*Using "If statements" to make a decision

*Using the random function in programs

Detailed lesson...

Word Equations *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, assesses students’ ability to complete word equations through a set of practice exercises. The word equations are for the following examples: • Reaction between acids and alkalis. • Reaction between acids and metals. • Reaction between acids and metal carbonates...

APU Science Report for Teachers 10: Metals at Age 15

This APU report for teachers focuses on the performance of students aged 15 in a range of test questions concerning metals. This subject was chosen since metals are the commonest examples of elements which students meet in their everyday lives. Questions reported were drawn from the pool used in APU surveys,...

APU Science Report for Teachers 7: Electricity at Age 15

This APU report for teachers focuses on the performance of students aged 15 in a range of test questions concerning electricity. It presents the findings in a sequence in which it suggests that different activities are generally encountered by students. An experimentally-based course would, in the first three years...

APU Science Report for Teachers 8: Planning Scientific Investigations at Age 11

This APU report for teachers focuses on students’ planning of investigations. Although considered important in several respects, Rep...

APU Science Report for Teachers 2: Science Assessment Framework at Age 13 and 15

This APU Science report for teachers sets out the view of science that underpinned decisions about what to assess in the surveys of students at ages 13 and 15. The view led to attention being focused on activities associated with solving problems scientifically. These activities were expressed in the assessment...

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