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6R's explained

These resources consist of a presentation and activity sheets to support design and technology students aged 14-16. It helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of sustainable development and the use of precious resources. The 6 R's are:

  • Rethink: what could be done differently?
  • Refuse...

Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...

Product analysis: impacts on people and the environment

This resource from Practical Action includes a presentation and worksheets which give Key Stage Three and Four students opportunities to understand more about the impact of existing and new products on people and the environment. The presentation is packed with useful activities to reinforce students' learning. The...

Skills Builder Toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills:

  • Listening
  • Presenting...

Manufacturing - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on manufacturing on a small-scale. It is an important livelihood for many people in the developing world and businesses are usually run by a family or a small group within the same community.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available...

Acids and redox: delivery guide for AS and A level chemistry

This booklet contains a range of suggested teaching activities and contexts for acids and redox reactions at A level. Curriculum links include acids, redox, titration, calculations, oxidation, reduction, and formulae.

Although produced to support the teaching of OCR AS/A Level Chemistry A specifications (...

CHEMpanion: Your Chemistry companion

I thought I'd share a small website that I have created to generate randomised practice problems for Chemistry students. Most of the content is aimed at A-Level students, although some content is suitable for GCSE students.

This is a work in progress and is being updated and added to as and when I get time...

Titanium Grade V | Properties, applications and available forms | Material spotlight

In this video you will learn:

  • What is Titanium Grade V?
  • The properties of Titanium Grade V
  • The applications of Titanium Grade V
  • The available forms

If you think you could...

Data-logging with BBC micro:bits and MakeCode for modelling with Excel and GeoGebra.

Recent developments in MakeCode now make data-capture from micro:bits very simple via the USB cable.  The data can be graphed in real time in MakeCode and exproted as CSV files.  Using tools such as Excel and GeoGebra's Spreadsheet View, the data can be manipulated, analysed and modelled.  With a pair of...

Human eye - worksheet & Interactive resource *suitable for home teaching*

This resource is perfect for teaching about the anatomy of the eye and visual process. Included is a worksheet to help students learn about the human eye and how we see. This worksheet should be used with an interactive resource (found on the Vision Direct UK...

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