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Fun-Size

Those fun-size activities, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) are short 5-15 minute activities that enliven lessons. These are taken from the SYCD Only Connect? collection. They range from short games and word plays through to quick demonstrations. Fun-size is particularly useful when teachers are...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the 'Big questions, big experiment' wall chart describes the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It looks at the "big questions" about our Universe that scientists are trying to answer, and how the amazing LHC will help them to do so. The 'Tunnel to the...

Seeing Temperatures

This activity allows students to investigate how images are produced from data streams by using first a spreadsheet and then an image-processing program. They then go on to see how the usefulness of such a monochromatic image may be enhanced by using lookup tables and calibration. The materials used focus on the...

EO Detective Competition

The EO Detective competition is for children in primary and secondary schools in the UK. The winning three entries will have the opportunity to have a photograph of the Earth, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Details of how to enter are given in the competition details sheet and example...

Electron: 100 Years and Still Going Strong

From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this wall chart describes with simple explanations, what an electron is and how JJ Thompson came to discover it. It also looks at how electrons play a part in our everyday lives and in electronics, communications and the electrical energy we use. The chart...

Sports Injuries

The Nuffield Foundation provide this activity for students to consider the difficulties in using real data, from the Department of Trade and Industry, to identify which sport is the most dangerous to participate in. The data includes the age and gender of patients requiring treatment at a sample of hospitals after...

Pay Rates for Men and Women

The Nuffield Foundation provide this resource where students are shown how to draw and format cumulative frequency graphs in Excel, showing the hourly earnings of men and women, and then interpret their graphs. Students need to know how to draw cumulative frequency graphs by hand before attempting to draw them...

Spreadsheet Graphs

The Nuffield Foundation provide this resource which can be used to introduce the shape and main features of proportional, linear, inverse proportional, and quadratic graphs. Different versions of Excel spreadsheets allow students to explore how the shape and the position of a graph changes when the constants in its...

Modelling a Test Drive

This resource from the Nuffield Foundation provides the opportunity for students to fit functions to linear and quadratic graphs. It is assumed that students will already have some knowledge of linear and quadratic functions and their graphs, which are used to compare models and comment on their suitability. A...

The James Dyson Foundation: Ideas Box

This resource aims to get students excited about engineering. Students begin by considering “What is a design engineer” and then embark on a design hunt in the classroom to find an everyday object that can be improved and redesigned.

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