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Planetary Systems Presentations

This resource consists of the following presentations: Ceres, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto - the discoveries of Ceres, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto Comet orbits and Kepler’s Laws - Kepler’s three laws Conjunctions and oppositions - conjunctions, oppositions, quadrature and greatest elongations Drake Equation: an equation...

Galaxies and Cosmology Presentations

These presentations cover the following topics: Big Bang - how the idea of the expansion of the universe leads to the Big Bang and theories and evidence for the Big Bang Big getting small zoom - powers of ten zoom from large to small scale Cosmic distance scale automatic - a timed animated series of images with...

New Materials and Nanotechnology

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at glass microspheres, which contain radioactive Y-90, and are currently being used to treat liver cancer in humans, where their chemical durability is of prime importance.

This package of materials describes how the glass microspheres are used, and why. It shows how...

Genetic Modification of Plants and Food Security

Produced in 2015, these resources look specifically at how genes can be altered in plants and how bacteria are central to genetic engineering techniques. Genetically modified (GM) crops offer the potential to help improve food security though this still remains controversial in some areas.

These film clips...

Mass Spectroscopy

This resource looks at how cutting edge science is being used to answer archaeological questions, as well as solving present day problems, such as the identification of meat in processed foods. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA was performed, at the University of York, on samples from skeletal remains unearthed by the...

Christmas ice cream

Here are the instructions for the 12th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (@Fulford School York).

Each team will need 1/2 a cup of cream, a large ice cream tub with hole cut in lid (to house cream cup) ice, salt, range...

Bridge Breakdown


Here are the instructions for the 11th Challenge in the Series run by Team STEAM#99 (Fulford School York).

Wooden block size apporx.75x25x12mm. Each team given 54 blocks and 45min time limit...

Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC November 2015: Webinar 1 outputs

Webinar 1 was held at 7.00pm GMT on 10th November 2015. The following links provide access to various outputs:

Progression in practical science

This Powerpoint presentation explores practical science in schools and addresses three main questions:
  • What is practical science like in many secondary schools?
  • What do we want it to look like?
  • How can teachers, departments and schools be encouraged to plan progression...


This series of five one-hour lessons covers computer networks at secondary-school level. The objectives of the lessons are: *Describe what a network is, the difference between a LAN and a WAN and identify three network topologies. *Describe pieces of hardware that are needed in a network. *Explain what an IP...


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