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How Old?

Using the data from CensusAtSchool 2006/2007, this data analysis resource looks at trends in life expectancy in populations. Students consider both the primary data collected from CensusAtSchool and secondary data about life expectancy and major causes of death. A plenary asks students to consider what they have...
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2010 to date

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Energy survey

For the vast majority of people modern life is dependent on electricity. Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking into what we use electricity for and when, in order to ensure that in the future, supply meets demand at all times.  In this activity students carry out their own research by filling in a...
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2010 to date

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Cube Puzzle

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, contains data collected from 100 groups competing in a cube puzzle.The information was collected as part of the Big Bang London Science Fair and includes a range of investigations to help explore the data. Areas covered include scatter diagrams, correlation, data tables,...
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2000 - 2009

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APU Science Report for Teachers 5: Science at Age 15

The APU report for teachers presents, in concise form, some of the data and findings of the APU surveys of students aged 15. After outlining the assessment framework (see also Report 2: Science assessment framework, age 13 and 15), the report gives information about the science subjects studies by students in England...
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1980 - 1989

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APU Science Report for Teachers 3: Science at Age 13

The APU report for teachers presents, in concise form, some of the data and findings of the APU surveys of students aged 13. It includes an outline of the assessment framework, some of the questions which were written to match it, a description of how well, and how differently, pupils responded to them and suggestions...
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1980 - 1989

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Mass Spectroscopy

This resource looks at how cutting edge science is being used to answer archaeological questions, as well as solving present day problems, such as the identification of meat in processed foods. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA was performed, at the University of York, on samples from skeletal remains unearthed by the...
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2010 to date

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Bivariate data

This Core Maths resource includes data from which students can calculate correlation coefficients. The resources includes a card sort that matches up scatter-graphs, data tables and product moment correlation coefficients. The teachers' notes give detailed teaching suggestions on how...
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2010 to date

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Spread of disease

This Core Maths resource enables students to explore various models of the spread of disease. The presentation has links to instructions for three activities:a practical investigation using a die and counters to model the spread and decline of a disease and an activity sheet to record...
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2010 to date

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What can you lift?

In this task students are required to estimate dimensions and use given densities to calculate an estimate for the mass of a number of objects. Calculators and/or spreadsheets are recommended when substituting into the formulae for the volume and mass of the solids.The teachers' notes give a suggested...
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2010 to date

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Olympic medal ranking

This Core Maths task looks at how countries are ranked at the 2012 Olympic Games. Students use Excel to order the data and are asked to comment on whether the ranking is fair. This activity is designed to then lead to a discussion of weighted rankings.The teachers' notes give an outline of the task and...
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2010 to date

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