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Futurecade

Futurecade is an innovative interactive suite of games from the Science Museum that allows students to explore how science and technology impacts on their everyday lives. Futurecade’s four games are inspired by current and future technology in the fields of robotics, satellites and space junk, geo-engineering and...

Fun-Size

These Fun-Size materials, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) are short 5-15 minute activities that enliven lessons. These are part of the SYCD AKA Science collection. They range from short games and word plays through to quick demonstrations. Fun-size is particularly useful when you are working...

Crystal Shapes 2

This activity from Cre8ate maths explores Platonic solids, which are formed from regular polygons where all their faces are identical and all their vertices are identical too. Students are told that there are only five platonic solids, which they can build using triangles, squares and pentagons. Completing the...

New Materials and Nanotechnology

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at glass microspheres, which contain radioactive Y-90, and are currently being used to treat liver cancer in humans, where their chemical durability is of prime importance.

This package of materials describes how the glass microspheres are used, and why. It shows how...

Top Science

This resource, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and part of the SYCD Who am I? collection, uses a familiar card game format to illustrate cell, tissue and organ associations. It also highlights all the adaptations and functions of specialised cells required at Key Stage Three. The resource...

Transformation golf

In this interactive golf game from Subtangent the player has to get the ball in the hole by choosing the most effective geometric transformations to beat the target score for each hole.

There are two versions of the game. Transformation golf 2 has an option for players to restart individual holes, allowing...

Energy games

Resources which can be used to enhance a lesson on renewable energy or for homework activities. Includes:

  • A loop game activity with all the key words and facts needed at KS4
  • A renewable energy word search and the answer sheet
  • Crossword to test knowledge of key terms around energy at...

Maths Hangman

This game from Subtangent is a variation on the classic hangman game but using mathematical words.

There is a set of words provided but it is possible for the teacher or players to enter their own words which can provide an opportunity to emphasise the terminolgy of a particular topic.

Mathionaire

Students are challenged to answer a series of mathematical questions in this game from Subtangent. There are 14 questions to be answered correctly before reaching one million pounds and there is the opportunity for students to change their mind before committing to their answer.

The questions cover a wide...

Higher or Lower?

In this game from Subtangent students use their knowledge of probability to choose whether the next card is higher or lower than the one being displayed.

The number of cards to guess in a game can be varied and there is also the option of playing with a single suit or a full deck.

The game allows...

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