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Photography

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit was intended to teach students how to process film and photographic paper at a relatively simple level, and to understand some of the principles behind the processes. Teacher were encouraged to make students aware of the artistic side of photography....

The Motor Car

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit was planned so that students should:
1. be aware of the advantages of a systematic approach to car selection and purchase
2. be aware of the legal and social responsibilities of car ownership
3. understand the basic scientific principles...

Efficiency

The work suggested in this Nuffield Working with Science unit encourages the students to start thinking about efficiency by presenting them with some problems which are a familiar part of their daily lives. They are asked to investigate problems which have been chosen to give them experience of a variety of...

Slimming

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to enquire systematically into slimming. It was intended to give them information about such things as balanced diets, the dangers of undereating and overeating, the social pressures on people to be slim, ways of slimming, and the energy...

Birds

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to draw on the popularity of bird watching to develop skills of observation and investigation.

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

This...

Crime Detection

This Nuffield Working with Science unit featured experiments derived from forensic techniques but could only give the 'flavour' of a scientific investigation of a crime. The unit aimed to emphasise the basic needs, in a scientific investigation of evidence, of accurate observation, careful comparisons, and accurate...

Fibres and Fabrics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit encouraged students to gather information about different types of fabric and the fibres from which they are made. The unit introduces aspects of fabric manufacturing processes and the different uses of fibres and fabrics. Students have opportunities to plan, carry out and...

Food

This Nuffield Working with Science unit involves scientific investigations both in the laboratory and in the kitchen. The activities encourage students to apply the knowledge gained in new situations, to analyse data from tables and interpret experimental results. Students draw conclusions, weigh up evidence, and...

Survival

This Nuffield Working with Science unit used the study of survival techniques to give students opportunities to collect evidence, advance hypotheses, and design experiments. Students were encouraged to investigate situations in which people can be faced with unexpected dangers. They learnt about situations that can...

Farming

This Nuffield Working with Science unit featured a range of activities related to a farm visit. Students activities involve careful observation and recording, surveys and formulation of opinions based on evidence.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

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