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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...

Meet the EO Detectives

Earth Observation (EO) scientists collect information about the Earth – the land, the sea and the atmosphere – using sensors carried on satellites, aircraft, ships, buoys floating on the ocean and thousands of weather stations around the world. There is now a great deal of data available and scientists are finding...

Impacts

There is a minimum size of meteorite that will make it through the atmosphere of a planet (or the Moon) and impact on the surface. If the meteorite is any smaller than this, it will burn up on its journey through the atmosphere and be seen as a meteor or shooting star (obviously if the meteorite is bigger it will...

I Wouldn’t Send a Dog Out on a Night Like This!

In this resource, students attempt to apply their understanding of heat transfer (convection, conduction and radiation) to the novel case of the Beagle 2 Lander.

Students are set the challenge of creating the best insulation to use on a lander on Mars, exposed to temperatures of 70oC below zero....

Global Warming

Scientists say that the average global temperature has increased by around 0.5oC over the last century. Is this evidence of global warming, initiated by the excessive production of greenhouse gases? Students will look at real monthly maximum and minimum temperature and rainfall data taken in Southampton...

Lesson 3: Research a Glacier

In this resource, students investigate how glaciers respond to climate change by building a model of a glacier and observing how fast it melts. The class can be split into groups, each researching a different glacier so that comparisons can be made. Information sheets are provided for seven glaciers. This resource...

Lesson 1: Introduction to Glaciers

This lesson introduces students to the effects of climate change on glaciers. The resource sheet gives information what a glacier is, how they are formed and what the different types are. A card sort game is included, asking students to match terms to explanations, separate glacial inputs and outputs and place in...

Lesson 2: Where Are Glaciers Located?

This resource explores the factors which affect the location of glaciers through a series of activities. In pairs students identify 5 countries which they think have permanent ice from a given list and justify their choices. They then mark on a world map where they think glaciers are located, indicating size and...

Impacts of Climate Change

From Practical Action, these information sheets show the impacts of climate change on countries and real communities. They show how development projects are helping people to cope and adapt to their changing environment.

Bright Sparks: Scientists Today - Dr Marco Califano

This resource, which links to the topics of electricity and sustainable energy, takes the form of an interview with a modern day scientist, Dr Marco Califano. Marco investigates ways of using the Sun's energy to make electricity, so we do not have to rely on fossil fuels such as coal and gas. He talks about his...

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