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Environmental improvement manager

Nathan is an environmental improvement manager at North East Lincolnshire County Council.  He looks at the impact of the council on climate change and what they can do to reduce that impact across the full range of council services.  He’s essentially an ‘eco-warrior’ for the council.

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Science Debate Kits

Find resources and download free Debate Kits: debate.imascientist.org.uk

These Science Debate Kits give teachers everything they needed to run a debate on a set topic and help their students develop their evaluation skills. The activities provide a structured way to start...

Antibubbles

This lesson links aspects of states of matter to the use of bubbles to deliver drugs to cancerous tissue, and is appropriate to students aged 12- 14. Most children will be familiar with soapy bubbles consisting of gas surrounded by a film of moisture. This lesson looks at the formation of bubbles that contain...

Fire extinguishers and combustion

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...

Faces of chemistry: crop protection

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a research chemist talks about how she uses chemistry in the development of crop protection products. She explains why it is important to help farmers get the most out of their land by providing them with fertilisers and protection...

Faces of chemistry: Reverend Ron Lancaster

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Ron Lancaster talks about his passion for chemistry as a result of watching a firework display in his youth. He explains how he was inspired by teachers at his school and how, as a teacher, he was able to set up a firework factory. He goes on to discuss how...

Faces of chemistry: organic solar cells

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a scientist from the chemical company BASF talks about his work in the development of new technologies and materials. He explores the challenges of the future, such as the production of new lightweight materials for the manufacture of eco-...

Future Morph: Glass Artist

In this Future Morph video, glass artist Nina Gronw-Lewis talks about how she uses science and mathematics to make glass jewellery and run her small business. She recalls memories of her school science before describing the process of making and firing glass jewellery. This requires an understanding of how to...

Future Morph: Client Development Manager

This Future Morph video introduces client development manager Henry Smith who discusses how he uses data analysis techniques he learnt in maths and science in his work. Henry's company has high profile clients and he helps them to understand their customers so that targeted marketing campaigns can be developed. A...

How Science Works: Engineering Gold

Part of the How Science Works series from Teachers TV, this video shows how Professor Peter Styring came up with a design for self-lubricating skis. Discover what stringent tests he performed before achieving the finished product of a possible gold medal winning ski.

A chemical engineer, Styring has devoted...

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