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Reaction Rates and Mechanisms *suitable for home teaching*

From Nelson Thornes, these resources help students to reinforce understanding about reaction rates, orders of reactions and the rate-determining step of a reaction. The activity challenges students to determine the order of a reaction from experimental data and deduce the reaction mechanism from this data. These...

F=ma in a Helicopter

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. F=ma in a Helicopter provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating what happens to packages hanging below a helicopter. The lesson plan describes an active lesson designed to promote discussion about what happens when the...

Reaction times

In this activity from Nuffield, students are asked to develop an experiment to measure and test people's reaction times. They can use any equipment available in the school/classroom, and will need to consider the reliability of their experiment and how any data collected will be analysed and presented.

Music to the Ears: Designing and Creating a Sound Generator

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project linked to the topic of sound. Children design and make their own simple stringed instrument, so they can make a soundtrack for a movie clip. This enables them to learn and experience properties of sound and discover more...

Classroom Sound Monitor

This cross curricular activity includes science content from Year Four of the primary curriculum. It introduces programming and control, linked to the outside world through sensors - in this case, the computer's built-in microphone or a peripheral microphone. Programs are written using Scratch (online or offline)...

Sounds Like Science

Aimed at primary level, this pack contains twenty activities which explore the links between science and music. Linked to the topic of sound, the activities investigate: how vibrations travel through different materials, making instrument on which the notes may be changed, creating animal noises using voices and...

The Big Bang Lesson *suitable for home teaching*

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides...

Model the Motion

In this activity from the Nuffield Foundation, students match descriptions of a variety of real scenarios involving motion with the corresponding velocity–time and displacement–time graphs. Several issues will be discussed while completing this task and students will also have to consider how realistic or...

Solids, Liquids and Gases

This resource aimed at Key Stage Two, links to the topic areas of states of matter and properties and changes of materials. It provides background knowledge for teachers and a range of activities which explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases. It also...

Forensic Chemistry

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Forensic science is widely featured in TV dramas and newspaper articles, though many people have a distorted view of this area.

The booklet introduces a range of qualitative and...

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