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This resource is based on Felicity Ashton’s expedition to Antarctica. Felicity was the first person to ski across Antarctica using only muscle power and the first women to cross Antarctica alone.

Students are introduced to the technologies that are used on expeditions to dangerous and remote locations, and...


This resource provides a film which explains how the movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Students are then introduced to a rescue operation to save the population of a string of islands known as the Snowpac chain. There has been a disastrous earthquake which has devastated this...

An Introduction to Python (v2.7 and v3)

This learning resource is an introduction to programming with Python. Versions are included for Python 2.7 and Python 3.

The fundamentals of programming are covered:
• Arithmetic operations
• Data types
• Control flow

As well as some more advanced techniciques including the use of:...

Preparing for Space

For the g-forces activity pupils will be able to discuss how astronauts use forces to simulate the effect of launch and landing on their bodies, when preparing to go into space. The pupils look at the forces on a ball at the end of a piece of elastic and discuss the forces on an Astronaut in a centrifuge. For the...

Training in Space

In this activity pupils will be able to discuss various ways of simulating gravity in space and the importance for maintaining a healthy body for the return to Earth. Working in teams of four, pupils should choose their favourite exercise or sport and adapt it for space. They should identify the forces required for...

Online ecology two - the distribution of species across a field

This online ecology practical, by SAPS, is designed to give students an opportunity to see how systematic sampling can be used to

  • investigate changes in species richness across a footpath
  • the distribution of species across a footpath

These online exercises are not intended as a...

Danger: Volcanic Ash

This film, from Twig World, looks at why hundreds of planes were grounded by volcanic ash when a volcano in Iceland erupted in 2010, and how dangerous a volcanic ash cloud can be.

The key points made in the film are:

•In March 2010, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland grounded commercial...

FactPack: Extreme Eruptions

This film, from Twig World, reveals some of the most active, and the most potentially devastating, volcanoes on Earth.

The key points made in the film are:

•Nevado Del Ruiz in Colombia erupted in 1985, causing mudslides that killed 25,000 people. •Stromboli, Italy, is one of the world's most active...

Kilauea - the Island Maker

Volcanoes are infamously destructive, but they can also be a constructive force. This film, from Twig World, looks at how Mt. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, helped create the islands of Hawaii millions of years ago.

The key points made in the film are:

•Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is the world...

The Last Day of Pompeii

This film, from Twig World, looks at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which devastated Pompeii, encasing the whole city in ash for nearly 1500 years.

The key points made in the film are:

•On 24 August 79 AD, the inactive Mount Vesuvius erupted, sending molten rock 15km into the sky. •Four billion...


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