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Exploring the circular economy

The following lesson plans provide a good introduction to the circular economy, and can be taught in sequence or as stand-alone lessons.

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  • (1/5) Challenging common conceptions
  • (2/5) Exploring the circular economy
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Practical Microbiology for Secondary Schools

There are 19 investigations here which you can weave throughout your scheme of work to ensure students have plenty of opportunity to practice key microbiology techniques, as well as using interesting contexts to teach a range of biological concepts.   If you're a little rusty on some of the techniques, have a look...

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Basic Practical Microbiology: a Manual

This manual, from the Microbiology Society, provides a basic introduction to microbiology, aseptic technique and safety. Part 1 of the book includes information on good microbiological laboratory practice, equipment, preparation of culture media, sterilisation and disinfection, inoculation, aseptic technique,...

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Ryde Academy STEM Blog

For some inspiration and to see how we have trialled and refined embedding STEM into the curriculum, please feel free to visit the blog I have created. 

www.rydestem.wordpress.com

 

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04 June 2018

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Wind Tunnel Testing

In this activity, students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and explain the link between the test results from a wind tunnel and air resistance. The activity focuses on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and...

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Welding with Chocolate

This activity, from The Welding Institute, gives students the opportunity to build structures made from chocolate. In the example given, a box-section is compared with a flat plank of chocolate, to see which is the strongest when spanning a gap. The structures are readily related to the context of bridge-building....

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How deep is your blue? Coloured chemistry with smartphones

In this activity students use a smartphone to determine the precise amount of copper in an aqueous solution of nitric acid. Students collect comparative values of different copper-solutions with special apps to produce a diagram and estimate the amount of copper, based on the Lambert-Beer Law that explains that the...

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Earth's magnetic field: experiments with Helmholtz coils,compass and smartphones

In the teaching unit ‘The Earth’s Magnetic Field’ students learn how to measure the earth’s magnetic field. They test different methods, and, among others, also use special apps on their smartphones.

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Spot the physics: analysing movements, acceleration and free fall by video

Teaching and learning contents of physics and sports can easily be combined and digitally analysed. How well this can work shows the teaching unit ‘Spot the Physics’: With their smartphones students record various motion sequences during sportive activities like the throwing of a basket...

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Smart accelerometer: measuring circular motion, centripetal force and the graph of acceleration with smartphones

The teaching unit ‘A Smart Accelerometer’ shows the students how the effects of the speedup can be measured by the smartphone. With two practical experiments on a record player and a rotating fairground ride the students do research on the motion in low an high scales. The sensor of the...

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