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Behaviour for Learning in Science

This training resource from the National Strategies considers the causes of poor behaviour for learning as well as staff behaviour and its impact on learning. The aim is for teachers to: • Develop an understanding of how both student and teacher emotions can impact on learning. • Develop some strategies to avoid...

Stem Cells and Diabetes

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at how stem cell research is moving towards a therapy for diabetes and uses case studies of real scientific data to exemplify current work in the field. The resource also highlights the inter-disciplinary, collaborative and international flavour of contemporary...

Estimating the glucose concentration of a solution

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), in this investigation, students look at the concentration of glucose in isotonic sports drinks. This enables students to see if the drinks are, in fact, isotonic with the blood.

In this investigation, students first produce a standard curve by testing...

Picturing the Maths

This activity helps learners become aware of the importance of maths in their vocational area and use mathematical language to describe aspects of a job role. Learners may need support to use appropriate mathematical vocabulary and may require a list or glossary of mathematical terms relevant to their vocational...

Data Representation: Bitmap Images

Using a spreadsheet as a grid of 'pixels', this computing activity teachers how 1's and 0's can store image data. The classroom exercises use images with increasing pixel resolution, looking at how this affects the clarity of the image. Moving from black-and-white images, the students then use grids of colour...

Exploring Data: World-wide Statistics

The worldwide statistics PowerPoint begins with a quiz regarding facts about the nations of the world. Students explore the data on the World figures spreadsheet to find the answers to the questions posed in the quiz. The presentation concludes by providing the answers to the questions and giving examples of...

Measures of Centre and Spread: Cricketing MMM

In this activity, students are required to find the mean, median and mode from a data set, from a frequency table, from a grouped frequency table containing continuous data and from a grouped frequency table containing discrete data.

This resource is part of the Making Stats Vital collection from Jonny...

Measures of Centre and Spread: Measures of Spread

In this activity, students are introduced to the bee academy. A small set of data is provided and members of the bee academy explain how to find the range, the interquartile range, the mean deviation from the mean, the mean squared deviation from the mean, the sample variance and the standard deviation.

This...

Probability: Balls in a Box

The presentation presents a box containing m white balls and n black balls. Students are asked to explore the probability that if two balls are chosen consecutively, without replacement, the two balls are the same colour. A spreadsheet simulating the situation is provided to enable students to experiment. The...

Probability: the Colin and Phil Problem

In this activity Colin and Phil take it in turns to roll a dice. The winner is the first to throw a six. Students are asked to investigate conditional probability to find the probability of each player winning and hence determine whether the game is fair. The presentation provides a complete solution before...

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