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Birds

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to draw on the popularity of bird watching to develop skills of observation and investigation.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes D.

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Crime Detection

This Nuffield Working with Science unit featured experiments derived from forensic techniques but could only give the 'flavour' of a scientific investigation of a crime. The unit aimed to emphasise the basic needs, in a scientific investigation of evidence, of accurate observation, careful comparisons, and accurate...

Fibres and Fabrics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit encouraged students to gather information about different types of fabric and the fibres from which they are made. The unit introduces aspects of fabric manufacturing processes and the different uses of fibres and fabrics. Students have opportunities to plan, carry out and...

Food

This Nuffield Working with Science unit involves scientific investigations both in the laboratory and in the kitchen. The activities encourage students to apply the knowledge gained in new situations, to analyse data from tables and interpret experimental results. Students draw conclusions, weigh up evidence, and...

Survival

This Nuffield Working with Science unit used the study of survival techniques to give students opportunities to collect evidence, advance hypotheses, and design experiments. Students were encouraged to investigate situations in which people can be faced with unexpected dangers. They learnt about situations that can...

Farming

This Nuffield Working with Science unit featured a range of activities related to a farm visit. Students activities involve careful observation and recording, surveys and formulation of opinions based on evidence.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

Gardening

This Nuffield Working with Science unit set out to foster an interest in growing things and to encourage more careful observation of detail with things as familiar as cabbages and tomatoes. Students are required to show a certain amount of practical dexterity, some forward thinking and planning, a reasonable amount...

Keeping the Heat in

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to help students to understand the need to consume less domestic heating fuel, to know the main ways in which heat can be lost from buildings, to find by experiment which substances make good insulators and to write a short, illustrated report on their findings...

People and Roads

This Nuffield Working with Science unit used the context of roads and road safety to provide opportunities for students to collect and interpret data, carry out experiments and come to a point of view on an issue.

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Study of a Local Industry

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to help students to analyse many facets of a local manufacturing industry. Students were expected to plan visits in detail, and well in advance. One of the aims was to give students practice in meeting and working with a wide variety of people.

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