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Rocks in the Sheffield General Cemetery

This publication, produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association, shows how igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have been used in a city cemetery.

It illustrates how rocks are used for building, decorative and commemorative purposes.

Careers in Energy

This publication from BP Educational Services gives a guide to careers in the energy business. It includes biographies of real-life role models, and information on desirable generic employability skills, which are valued across sectors.

The role model examples include a geologist, gas trader, commercial and...

Beyond the Visible: One Hundred Years of X-Rays

Written for the Association for Science Education (ASE) in 1995 to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-rays by Röntgen, this book contains units of study for Post-16 students on subjects such as the applications of X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.

Some units are also suitable for Key...

Medical Physics

This text, produced by both the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), gives information on the development and uses of medical physics.

The book covers a wide range of topics and includes chapters on:

* history

* ionising radiation

*...

Controlled Assessments and Sustainability Issues

From Practical Action, this resource is intended to help students to think about how they can include sustainability throughout their tasks, from specifications, through to evaluation by using an eco-design tool.

Solar System Image and Information Set

From NASA, this is a set of high quality images and information about the solar system. The set of materials features the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites, the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud, and moons of the solar system...

TRUMP Part 1: Introduction to Astrophysics

This introductory part of the TRUMP Astrophysics package gave an overview of the current picture of the Universe. It provided some information relating to telescopes and observations, and ended with two examples of physics in astronomy:
*the use of line spectra to estimate the age of the Universe and
*the...

What Is Technology?

This is one of three readers published by the ASE's SATIS 16-19 project as a way of linking together a selection of the individual units. 'What is Technology?' explores the various faces of technology in recent history and in the changing modern world.

The book discusses:
*different meanings of the word...

Stem Cells - Science and Ethics

From the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), this booklet looks at stem cell science and the legal and ethical issues of research using stem cells. Designed primarily for post-16 students to use themselves, the resource also contains classroom activities.

Teachers notes support...

Stem Cells

This booklet focuses on research funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) into stem cells, including the exciting potential these have for repairing damaged body tissues and replacing them with healthy new cells. It also discusses challenges surrounding stem cell research and what the MRC is doing to address...

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