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HEaTED magazine - Autumn 2016

Building a technicians' network is the leading article of the Autumn issue of the HEaTED magazine. Other articles outline the benefits of professional registration, describe the highlights of the 'Technicians make it happen' campaign and include an interview with the Aerospace Technical Project Manager in the...

Science in the workplace

These resources utilise ways that careers information can be incorporated into science lessons, particularly practical work. It enables the science teacher to relate their subject specialism to potential learning pathways that students can follow. In turn, students can see where scientific content and skill sets...

Model-based inquiry

These resources exemplify the way practical work can be used alongside a pedagogical approach called model-based inquiry. This is based upon generating, testing and revising scientific models. Being primarily centred round collaborative and cooperative styles of learning, it also places particular emphasis upon the...

Argumentation

This set of resources exemplifies ways in which practical work can be used alongside a pedagogical approach known as argumentation. Argumentation is a core practice used by communities of research scientists, and it is through these activities that science knowledge is developed and agreed. Argumentation activities...

Understanding Satellite Images

This is a suite of six units of work developed for progressive exploration of digital images and satellite data. The first three units provide an introduction to the fundamentals of manipulating digital images. In the latter three units students apply this foundation knowledge to process and analyse satellite...

Organic pathways

Many of the chemicals we use as drugs, flavourings and perfumes originate from natural sources but often the most economical way of obtaining them is to produce them artificially on an industrial scale.

In this...

Escape from Antarctica

With the capacity to cause a 60m rise in sea levels in this warming world, Antarctica is the focus of this series of activities which has been organized as an 'escape room' experience.  The resource has predominantly been designed to be presented electronically with students working through the tasks in small teams...

Crest gold award: Quality control of mixtures

This project encourages students to make contact with a business that performs quality control analyses, such as a public analyst who tests samples for the Trading Standards Department.  Students will need to carry out both quantitative and qualitative analysis on tablets with a single active ingredient, such as...

Design your parachute - A guide to landing your CanSat safely

This resource gives students a brief overview of the different options available when building a parachute for the CanSat Competition. Students will learn about the underlying physics of parachutes and their design and how to control the speed of their CanSat. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand...

Communicating with Radio - Ground control to major CanSat

To understand how everyday devices like mobile phones, routers and satellites work, we need to understand what radio waves are and how we can transmit information with them. Radio communication is one of the key elements in our CanSat. All the data needed for our scientific experiment will be sent from the CanSat...

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