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Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.

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Six R's

This resource from Practical Action helps students look at the 6Rs, their definitions and products which illustrate the 6Rs in action. These are: rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce and refuse. Students look at the definitions carefully again and rank each of the Rs in terms of which contributes most and which...

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What will improve a student's memory?

A cognitive scientist answers the question: I often have students tell me that they studied for a test, meaning that they reviewed their notes and the textbook, but they still did not do well. If they have reviewed the material, why don’t they remember it? Is there anything I can do to help them study more...

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Modelling Climate Change

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP) and produced in partnership with the Walker Institute for Climate System Research. Climate scientists do not have a ‘climate in a test tube’ to try out their ideas, so to understand the...

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2000 - 2009

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Stimulating Physics - careers and enterprise

The Institute of Physics worked with the  Career Development Organisation to produce activities aimed at improving students' attitude towards physics, and awareness of career routes.

The project developed two packs for use in schools with the help of the...

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Cracking Hydrocarbons

In this classic experiment, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students heat a large molecule with a catalyst and collect the gas produced. The gas produced is tested with bromine water for the presence of a double bond. The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students' page which presents the...

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Science accommodation in secondary schools: a design guide

A guidance document for those concerned with the provision of science accommodation, whether through new construction or the adaptation of existing buildings. It is aimed at teachers, governors, local education authority advisers, building professionals and others who may be involved in the briefing and design...

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Furniture and equipment in schools: a purchasing guide

The provision of furniture and equipment (F & E) forms a major part of schools’ spend – estimated to be up to£973 million per annum. Whether a school is undertaking a large capital project or a simple furniture renewal project, it is important that the money allocated to it is spent wisely.

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Project Faraday: exemplar designs for science

The project was part of a wider Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) programme to encourage more young people to continue studying science beyond the age of 16. It addresses in particular a commitment in the Government’s Ten Year Science and Innovation Framework 2004–2014 to “review the Building...

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Getting Practical: a Framework for Practical Work in Science

This booklet from SCORE aims to help teachers to recognise and plan for a wide variety of high quality science practical work, ranging from out of the classroom learning to opportunities for students to practise specific techniques and procedures.

The booklet defines practical work in science and explains...

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