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Stop the spread STEM challenge

Stop the spread is a new STEM challenge for students aged 7 to 16. Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the British Science...

Generating Resources

This collection of resources from the Association for Science Education (ASE) and produced by teachers using standard ICT packages, illustrate some of the ways that ICT can be used to enrich existing schemes of work.

A moment to learn: PowerPoint presentations to start and review the concept of moments,...

Cheat

The Science upd8 activity introduces the concept of validity in the design of scientific experiments. Based on the card game 'Cheat', the scenario is a scientific conference where scientists are learning about, and criticising, each others' work. Students have a series of cards which contain different claims and...

Skin Cancer

In this resource from the SATIS Revisited collection, students learn about skin cancer and analyse data on the incidence of melanoma. They also learn about use of ultraviolet radiation index forecasts to assess risk.

Skin cancers are extremely common, with more than 75 000 new cases registered each year in...

The Transport Problem

In this SATIS Revisited resource students consider the conflict between the increasing use of energy and the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to lessen carbon dioxide emissions and tackle climate change.

The aim of this unit is to introduce the idea that the discussion of controversial issues...

Taking Risks

In this SATIS Revisited resource the activities take students through a comparison of the risks associated with different activities using data at personal, community, national and global levels.

There are three activities in this unit, which have been written to be followed sequentially. Students work...

Air Quality

Air pollutants arise from natural processes and human activities. In this SATIS Revisited resource, students investigate air pollution, how it is monitored and some effects on human health.

Air pollutants arise from a wide variety of sources, although they are mainly a result of the combustion process. It is...

Carbon Footprints and the Greenhouse Effect

In this SATIS Revisited resource students consider the factors that contribute to the greenhouse effect, the possible effects of global warming, and how they as individuals are contributing to carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate change is affecting the natural world. The distribution of some species appears to...

Skill 2.6 Arguments, Opinions and Points of View

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, requires students to think about the arguments that different people might make for and against a controversial development.

The activity will help students to:* consider how opinions can influence an argument* identify arguments made by...

Skill 1.3 Assessing Information Sources

This activity, from the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to develop their skills in assessing information. Students consider what they need to look for in an information source to be sure that it is reliable.

Students consider the peer review process of a professional journal and compare...

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