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Questioning Prejudice and Superstition

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit helps students to understand the scientific method of testing ideas when it is impossible to do controlled experiments. They see the need for factual evidence to support ideas and statements. The unit focuses upon science as a way of testing. The knowledge...
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1970 - 1979

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Recycling

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit helps to make students aware of the inevitable need to recycle materials and of the practical and economic difficulties in the way of doing more at the moment.Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes A.The unit was revised and...
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1970 - 1979

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The Motor Car

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit was planned so that students should:1. be aware of the advantages of a systematic approach to car selection and purchase2. be aware of the legal and social responsibilities of car ownership3. understand the basic scientific principles of the physical...
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1970 - 1979

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Efficiency

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit encourages the students to start thinking about efficiency by presenting them with some problems which are a familiar part of their daily lives. They are asked to investigate problems which have been chosen to give them experience of a variety of...
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1970 - 1979

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Brewing

The core of this Nuffield Working with Science unit is made up of sections covering the preparation and testing of beer, the science of brewing, and the effects of alcohol consumption.Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B.The unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the...
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1970 - 1979

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Noise

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to enquire systematically into the nature of noise, its sources and its impact on people’s lives..Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B.The unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the project in the...
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1970 - 1979

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Pottery

The first edition of this Nuffield Working with Science unit was devised for use by students living near Stoke-on-Trent. Some of the work described could only be done by schools and colleges within travelling distance of the Potteries. The unit was amended during the revision for CPVE so that it could be studied in...
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1970 - 1979

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Beyond Our Ken

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give students the experience of designing experiments, carrying them out, and evaluating the results. The unit explores the paranormal which is a field where there are many strongly held beliefs, often unsupported by evidence or supported only by hearsay. It is a field...
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1970 - 1979

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Cosmetics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was intended to help students to appreciate the purposes of different types of cosmetics, to distinguish between purely decorative and 'useful' preparations, to understand the reasons for the formulations of different types of cosmetics, to develop skills of working carefully...
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1970 - 1979

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Fire

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to encourage students to study fire in the context of safety at home, fire prevention and the role of the Fire Service.Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes C.The unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the project in the...
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1970 - 1979

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