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Tim Launch forces

As Tim launched on the Soyuz rocket he experienced g-forces over and above the Earth's gravity due to the acceleration.  In this task students measure and graph these g-force from the graphs obtained by tracking the swing of the pendant above his head.  The shape of the graph can then be discussed in terms of the...

The Salt Marsh App - discover, learn, survey

Have you ever explored a salt marsh?  The Salt Marsh App will introduce you to the unique variety of plants and animals found on salt marshes and you can carry out an interactive plant and soil survey.  

You can download the free app and find...

Controlling Plant Cell Division to Enhance Biofuel Production

Produced in 2015, these post-16 resources look at how the control of cell division can lead to the production of lignified (woody) tissue. This has direct applications for producing greater quantities of energy rich biofuels. The resources are based on the work being carried out by Dr Ricardo Randall and...

Sustainable Science

This resource looks at types of home insulation, heat loss and calculating pay back time in order to justify choices of insulation. The videos look at materials used in house construction, properties of materials, heat transfer and solar energy. These resources were Supported and funded by National STEM...

BP in Business Case Studies

This case study from BP Educational Service offers students aged 14-19 an insight into how a global business works. The study explores how BP's marketing team decides on place of sale, price and promotion for a product.

This resource is also suitable for Business Studies students.

Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.


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....

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 first time to choose the sex of...

Moja Island Renewable Energy Engineering

From Practical Action, this 1-2 hour class activity uses the supply of energy for an island community to help students to understand renewable energy options.

Manipulating Surds N11

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit students identify equivalent surds and develop their ability to simplify expressions involving surds. Students should understand what a square root is and be able to remove brackets correctly. (GCSE grades A-D; AS and A2 level)


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