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Trigonometric Ratios

Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopters provide cover to large sections of the UK coastline, offering support to coastguard services 365 days a year.

These materials from Defence Dynamics encourage the use of problem solving skills and knowledge of trigonometry to directly assist the Royal Navy in a series...

Reasoning and Proof

This resource from Defence Dynamics asks students to create and interpret a variety of graphs. The types of graph covered are time series, moving average, stem and leaf, cumulative frequency and scattergraphs.

Students then use the 2005 rescue of a Russian Priz submarine as a memorable context for learning....

Graphical Interpretation

This resource from Defence Dynamics outlines the role played by the Meteorological Office (Met Office), an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence, in providing international weather forecasts and severe weather warnings. Using Met Office data and a case study of Hurricane Katrina, students learn how graphical...

Arctic Survey: The Navigation Toolkit

This toolkit, from the Plus magazine's collaboration with Arctic Survey Education, explores the navigational aspects of the expedition, including questions surrounding cartography and Global Positioning (GPS) systems. The toolkit can be download as a whole or as individual components. The individual components are...

Table top Supernova

This activity is based on work being carried out at The University of Oxford. A team is using laser-light to create tabletop supernovas to understand the origins of magnetic fields in our universe.

Students will act as science journalists and use a range of sources to find out more about the research and its...

Catalyst mini edition

In this mini edition of Catalyst magazine, marine biologists Magnus Johnson and Melanie Coull, from the University of Hull, explore just how little we know about plastic waste in the ocean.

The world generates 288m tonnes of plastic worldwide each year, but little is known about it's fate in the ocean once...

The MagPi essentials: hacking and making in Minecraft

This resource uses the version of Minecraft that comes pre-installed within the Raspbian operating system for the Raspberry Pi. As such a Raspberry Pi is required to use this e-book. Minecraft: Pi Edition comes with a powerful Application Programming Interface (API), which allows students to hack and make entire...

The MagPi essentials: learn to code with Scratch

In this resource , students can get started and are guided step-by-step through the process of creating all sorts of projects using Scratch including games, animations, quizzes, electronics circuits, and more. Although originally written for the Raspberry Pi all the projects can be ported to other platforms (except...

How We Look

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. This issue looks at the interplay between the biology that sculpts our form and the culture that interprets and adapts it.

It asks what we mean by ‘normal’, what beauty is and how such concepts influence the way...

Make Your Own Elastic Band

This Catalyst article explains how to make an elastic band using Copydex, a source of rubber latex. Rubber latex is a liquid polymer. It is made of long molecules which are all separate. Elastic bands are made by cross-linking the polymers in rubber latex. This changes the properties of the polymer and forms a...

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