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From their work on questioning Wragg and Brown (1993) identified a range of common errors that teachers may employ when they are using questions in the classroom:
- Asking too many questions at once.
- Asking a question and answering it yourself.
- Asking questions only of the brightest or...
There are several variations to the introductory workshop, for more details please link to: https://noisytoys.org/what-we-do/workshops/
Working in groups we will build three simple mechanical noisy machines using the components that we find inside our...
This manual, from the Microbiology Society, provides a basic introduction to microbiology, aseptic technique and safety.
Part 1 of the book includes information on good microbiological laboratory practice, equipment, preparation of culture media, sterilisation and disinfection, inoculation, aseptic technique...
There is a high demand for engineers in the UK – in fact engineering is one of the most in demand jobs globally. From apprentices to technicians; graduates to postgraduates – engineers are needed at all levels, in a wide range of sectors.
This leaflet from Tomorrow’s Engineers helps teachers explain the...
A closer look at 12 different engineering disciplines to help students work out which area(s) might be right for them.
Engineering is a diverse, wide-reaching sector and it can be hard to decide which of the many areas to pursue. In this booklet aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds, you will find an overview of...
Find out how engineers who work in disaster response save lives on a massive scale. This Tomorrow’s Engineers poster and accompanying teacher booklet, activities and a lesson plan will help students to understand the scale and impact of disaster response engineering.
Many types of engineering are employed in...
Opportunities for engineers exist at all levels and these career route maps from Tomorrow’s Engineers show various routes through education and training to become a professional engineer in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
This film, from Twig World, looks at how some carnivorous plants trap and kill their prey. The key points in the film are:
•Some plants, often in harsh conditions, have adapted to catch prey.
•They lure small insects with sweet nectar and bright colours.
•They capture them in sticky pads and...
This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses.
The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.
This resource looks at several aspects of the immune system including:
- The non-specific immune response
- Specific immune response and antigen recognition
- T cells and B cells
- Autoimmune disease and allergic responses •
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Long term immunity...