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Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

Sustainable Science

This resource looks at types of home insulation, heat loss and calculating pay back time in order to justify choices of insulation. The videos look at materials used in house construction, properties of materials, heat transfer and solar energy. These resources were Supported and funded by National STEM...

Climate Talk

The series of Democs resources are produced by the new economics foundation (nef). Climate talk materials help students to discuss and understand climate change. The materials contain teacher guidance, student activity sheets and information on the issues around climate change. The activity helps students to:...

Animal Experimentation

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand the issues around the use of animals for research. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate. Students...

Climate Change

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand climate change and global warming. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.

Students consider the...

Vaccination Policy

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities to help students to discuss and understand the issues around childhood vaccination programmes. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.

Students...

Stem Cell Research

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand stem cell research. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.

Students use the materials to learn...

GM Food

This series of Democs resources are produced by the new economics foundation (nef). GM Food is an acitivity that encourages students to discuss and understand the issues around genetically modified foods. The materials contain teacher guidance, student activity sheets and information sheets.

The activities...

Medicine, Ethics and Me

Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand issues around medical ethics. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.

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Case Study: Buying Medicines Online

In this resource students apply ethical values to a hypothetical situation. A range of medicines are available to order on the internet, either with or without a prescription. The resource begins by summarising relevant legislation and looking at what medicines are often bought online. Students are then given a...

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