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Science and Engineering on the Moon Challenge

These NASA materials describe hands-on science and engineering challenges for students, using space exploration as an engaging context. The activities are related to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite missions. Students design and build: *an air-powered...

Introduction

This Nuffield Foundation resource opens with a team game that demonstrates the need for careful planning and collaboration. Students use their findings to construct a standard operating procedure that enables them to improve their performance through better collaboration. They are also introduced to their games...

Who's in My Team?

This activity, from Planet Science, encourages students to collaborate, communicate and work as a team as well as developing their research and presentation skills. Students carry out a piece of social science research in the form of a survey to find out their peers’ opinions on a scientific topic, and work as a...

Magnificent Spagh-edifices

This activity from Planet Science involves a building task using spaghetti, blu tac and marbles and is designed to show students that challenges in life and in the workplace often require ‘sticking at it’ and managing emotions. Motivation and a drive to succeed are important. The resource is aimed at Key Stage...

Carbon Cycle Caper

In this series of activities from the Science Museum, students understand the carbon cycle, how it has been affected by our use of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution and how this underlies current worries about climate change. Students gain an atom's eye view of the carbon cycle and play out how the...

Medicine, Ethics and Me

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand issues around medical ethics. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.

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Case Study: Buying Medicines Online

In this resource students apply ethical values to a hypothetical situation. A range of medicines are available to order on the internet, either with or without a prescription. The resource begins by summarising relevant legislation and looking at what medicines are often bought online. Students are then given a...

Case Study: Genetic Profiling

In this resource students look at the ethical issues surrounding the ability of people to pay for a DNA analysis service to find out their personal susceptibility to certain diseases and conditions. The resource gives information about genetic conditions which can be profiled in this way. It then gives a scenario...

The Ethics of Personalised Healthcare

In this resource students consider the ethical values of personalised healthcare. The Council reported that there are five widely acknowledged ethical values are identified that should be taken into consideration when weighing up the potential harms and benefits of developments in personalised healthcare:

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Case Study: Health Information Websites

In this resource students look at the ethical issues surrounding the use of the internet by people to find and share health information, advice and diagnosis. The resource looks at the possible benefits and harm that could be caused by inaccurate information or access to personal information by strangers on...

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