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7. Safety in Gas Appliances

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about safety in gas appliances was developed in association with the British Gas Corporation. At the time, this was the only gas industry in the world to be involved in every aspect of gas supply.

The booklet contained guidance for teachers and notes...

3. Industrial Use of Micro-organisms

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about the industrial use of micro-organisms was developed in association with Nipa Laboratories Ltd. At the time, the company was recognised throughout the world as a specialist in the production of microbiocides for use as preservatives and antioxidants,...

The Practical Curriculum

This Schools Council working paper, from 1981, looks at curriculum balance and content and issues of curriculum planning. Written before the introduction of the National Curriculum, the paper argues for a visible structure for the school curriculum, explaining why it is needed, suggesting measures for planning and...

Technology, Invention and Industry

This book from the SISCON series contains stories of inventions, studies two important modern industries (plastics and microelectronics) and looks at the effects of their developments on society in the 1980s.

Chapters in this booklet are:

*Ingredients for invention -...

Special Study: Metallurgy

This Nuffield Advanced Chemistry Special Study enabled students to see something of the scope of the field of metallurgy, and to appreciate its dependence upon chemical principles. The objectives were to: *consider the relationships between the physical and chemical properties of metallic materials and their uses...

Special Study: Food Science

This Nuffield Advanced Chemistry Special Study enabled students to see something of the scope of the field of food science, and to appreciate its dependence upon chemical principles. The objectives were:
*to show the function and place of food in the human organism.
*to show food as a dynamic...

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.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

10. Electronics of Control Systems

In these experiments students make and test circuits to investigate a range of effects:

Section A: Transforming a d.c. power supply
*Experiment A(i): Step-up voltage regulator
*Experiment A(ii): Step-down voltage regulator
*Experiment A(iii): High current step-down regulator
*...

Schools Council Working Paper No.18

Produced as part of the Schools Council Project, this archive document looks at how schools were responding to the advent of new technologies and scientific developments in the late 1960's.

[i]Project Technology[/i] was set up by the Schools Council to design and test teaching materials for schools wishing...

Schools Council Project in Applied Science and Technology

From the Schools Council, this archive document describes the results of a pilot study into the impact of technology in schools during the late 1960's.

In attempting to clarify the position of technology in the schools, this report considered three fundamental questions:
* What is Technology?
*...

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