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Understanding Old Age

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to trace the way in which the age structure of the population has changed, to gain experience in interpreting and presenting data, to identify and discuss some of the problems of the elderly, and to study how far the welfare services meet their...

Weather

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to help students to appreciate why the study of weather is important. The topic was planned to cover factors that influence the weather and the reasons why weather forecasters need to collect a large amount of information from a variety of sources.

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Electronics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to enable students to design circuits to meet specific needs. The plan was also to help students to realise the range of electronics problems which they can solve by taking a systems approach.

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Energy: 2000

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to introduce students to the concept of Britain's impending 'energy gap', how it will occur, and what we might do to bridge it. The unit features a substantial decision-making element.

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Mining and Minerals

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to develop simple skills of mineral testing and identification and a broad view of the subject of mining and minerals.

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

Psychology

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give the students an understanding of some aspects of human behaviour and personality. In particular the intention was to help students to realise some of the reasons why human beings behave as they do, to become aware of the stages of development through which...

Science Fiction

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to help students to tell science fiction (SF) from science fact, to identify the science underlying ideas in SF, to appreciate how current scientific knowledge is limited and how the writers of SF imagine that it might be extended.

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Town and Country Trails

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to excite interest in natural and built environment while encouraging students to take an interest in environmental issues.

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

Enterprise

This Nuffield Working with Science unit showed students how to plan, fund, carry out and complete their own enterprise designed to make money.

Guidance for this topic appears in the Tutors’ Handbook.

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Pollution

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to help students to recognise examples of pollution in their own neighbourhood and find out its origins. Students learn to appreciate that the problems of preventing pollution are very complex and that important conflicting interests may be involved. Students also find...

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