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Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Science Through Using Different Pedagogies

This resource from the Department of Education consists of five teacher self-study units which were produced to offer practical suggestions for classroom use on: using group talk and argument; active questioning; improving the learning climate; using models and modelling techniques; and teaching the science of...

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, introduces the topic of thermodynamics in a way that uses the students’ synthesis skills to piece together several pieces of information. Answers are available and the students explain their understanding to one another, thus reinforcing their ideas.

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Belief circles

From Practical Action and the Royal Academy of Engineering, this short starter activity helps students to think about their own values and those of their peers in relation to the sustainability of engineering. The activity encourages an awareness of the impact of engineering on the environment and sustainability....

Sex and gender

Published by the Wellcome Trust, this issue explores the biological basis of sex differences and the relationship between sex and gender.

An activity encourages debate on the topic of sex selection. The development of new reproductive technologies makes it possible for the...

Thinking

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. The human brain may be the most complex structure in the universe.

The brain is so powerful that it is attempting to understand itself, through research. New techniques have opened up ways of exploring the brain....

Interpreting Distance-Time Graphs with a Computer A5

In this DfE Standards Unit resource, students interpret linear and non-linear distance-time graphs using the computer programme Traffic. This program provides a simple yet powerful way of helping learners to visualise distance–time graphs from first principles. The program generates situations involving...

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