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Brewing

The core of this Nuffield Working with Science unit is made up of sections covering the preparation and testing of beer, the science of brewing, and the effects of alcohol consumption.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B...

Noise

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to enquire systematically into the nature of noise, its sources and its impact on people’s lives..

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B....

Pottery

The first edition of this Nuffield Working with Science unit was devised for use by students living near Stoke-on-Trent. Some of the work described could only be done by schools and colleges within travelling distance of the Potteries. The unit was amended during the revision for CPVE so that it could be studied in...

Beyond Our Ken

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give students the experience of designing experiments, carrying them out, and evaluating the results. The unit explores the paranormal which is a field where there are many strongly held beliefs, often unsupported by evidence or supported only by hearsay. It is a...

Cosmetics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was intended to help students to appreciate the purposes of different types of cosmetics, to distinguish between purely decorative and 'useful' preparations, to understand the reasons for the formulations of different types of cosmetics, to develop skills of working carefully...

Fire

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to encourage students to study fire in the context of safety at home, fire prevention and the role of the Fire Service.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes C...

Football

Like other Nuffield Working with Science units, this topic is intended to give students an opportunity to acquire relevant scientific information, skills, and attitudes, so that they may be able to put all these to practical use.

Students learn and practice how to behave scientifically and to increase their...

Hair

This Nuffield Working with Science unit encourages students to explore some of the problems people have with their hair, why they happen, and what can be done about them. The unit investigates how hair is kept clean and healthy, what substances are used in hairdressing products and how to make some of them....

Sport

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to give the student the opportunity to work scientifically and to acquire some of the positive attitudes associated with informed opinions and the use of objective argument based on evidence. It was also hoped that the students' appreciation of sport and what is...

Water Pollution

This Nuffield Working with Science unit encouraged students to consider water pollution problems at national and international level, by coming to understand a local example of pollution through their own investigations.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

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