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Energy Resources

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) includes a number of activities to support environment teaching in science and citizenship and addresses concerns about our 'environmental footprint'.

Our use of energy resources is an important theme in science at Key Stage Three.


Meet the Scientists

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) introduces a number of scientists working in a range of different careers and it consists of a set of careers activities shows science used in other work contexts. The resource is part of the SYCD: Science Year Can we; Should we? collection.


Planet Hunter

The Science upd8 activity set in the context of the universe. Earlier missions failed to find life on other planets. Is it still worth looking? Can we justify the expense of the search for extra terrestrial intelligence? Students will be deciding just how likely intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy is.


This activity, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE), is of a bank of resource sheets designed to be very flexible for use with students at appropriate places in your curriculum.

Race builds upon a theme of variation in the context of race, skin colour, inherited diseases and human...


These eighteen assignments and a teachers' guide, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) aim to encourage non-scientists to embrace a little science. The aim is to increase student's skills whilst quashing a few "science is boring" stereotypes. All assignments have been written to cover a variety of non-...

Gold Rush

In this SATIS Revisited resource, students consider the Californian Gold Rush and its impact on the environment through pollution in the food chain and analysis of mercury in fish from local lakes and rivers.

This unit is made up of an introductory activity called ‘James and the gold rush’, and one main...


In this SATIS Revisited resource students use real data to determine the cause of illness in cattle on a farm. They analyse the animals' diets to find that the illness is caused by mineral deficiency.

This unit has three activities focusing on different farming methods and the relationship between diet 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...


In this SATIS Revisited resource students find out about MRSA infection, whether metals have antimicrobial properties, and the type of work carried out in testing a treatment to assess its effectiveness.

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a highly contagious strain of the Stap...

Cameras and Microscopes

An ASE SYCD: Science Year Primary resource which gives examples showing how digital cameras and microscopes can be used to support science teaching.

The resource includes help on how to use the equipment, examples of pictures and examples of elapsed time photography using the microscope.



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