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British Science Week: secondary activity 2020

This activity pack, managed by the British Science Association, supports the theme "Our Diverse Planet" for British Science Week (although it can be used at any time). The activities are arranged in three groups titled Diverse Jobs, Diverse People and Preserving Natural Diversity; each group describes four...

Campus Science: science busking pack

This Science Busking Demo Pack from the British Science Association describes 30 quick demonstrations for use at public events or science fairs.

This resource has been put together by science made simple and is intended for use by 16+ year olds, though if deemed suitable they can be adapted for use by under...

GPS

Satellite navigation is a key technology for today’s society, allowing for global navigation on land, at sea and in the air. The technology depends upon accurate atomic clocks, which help us pinpoint our position to within a few metres.

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Self-driving cars debate kit

This pack has all you need to facilitate a structured debate on the controversial topic of whether the town centre ought to be for self-driven cars only. The structure shows students how to build a discussion and back up their opinions with facts. The pack provides outline guidance for four imagined but...

Carbon emissions and surface warming

One of a series of short videos from Liverpool University focusing on Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere. This video shows the complex interrelationships between and among various climatic factors and human-induced CO2 increases resulting in ocean surface warming.

This video was produced by Dr...

Crest gold award: Quality control of mixtures

This project encourages students to make contact with a business that performs quality control analyses, such as a public analyst who tests samples for the Trading Standards Department.  Students will need to carry out both quantitative and qualitative analysis on tablets with a single active ingredient, such as...

Crest gold award: Monitoring lead pollution

In this project students will research ways of detecting low concentrations of lead and apply these to test samples from the environment. The objective is to investigate whether lead from petrol still persists at the roadside in order to determine whether there is a lurking legacy of lead.

Students...

Gold award: Detecting food fraud

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around adulterated foods.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the concentration of standard and 'value' brands of common household products such as bleaches, detergents and vinegars....

Gold award: How much starch is in a potato?

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around potatoes and potato starch.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the starch content different potatoes
  • finding the effect of detergent on potato starch residue left on...

Gold award: Everything looks brighter after a cup of tea – Fact Or Fiction

In this Crest Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around the health benefits, or otherwise, of drinking tea.  Suggested investigations include:

  • investigating tannins, caffeine and flavonoids in different teas
  • comparing taste of teas
  • ...

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