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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...

Human heart structure

Labelled diagram showing the structure of the heart.

The Personal Sole

A pioneering rapid manufacturing process invented at Loughborough University is being used to create sprint spikes with a custom made outsole designed to precisely match the power and physical characteristics of the individual athlete. This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows...

Analysing the Game

This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), explores the research and technology behind Opta Sports data and provides first-hand information directly from interviews with the engineers and sports professionals involved. Opta Sports data uses leading edge technology to compile team and...

Support for Science Technicians

Funded by Gatsby, and linked to the registration of technicians, this guide is full of top tips from senior technicians across the country, which could help you to improve the technical service in your science department.

If you’re interested in professional registration  as a science technician you can...

School science technician networks: a guide to setting up one and making it succeed

This guide, from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, draws on the advice of a number of experienced senior science technicians on how to set up a technician network. A local science technician network is a great way to share expertise, solve problems, gather ideas and to carry out cost effective...

Biology Challenge

Biology Challenge is an online competition which takes place in schools with students supervised by their teachers. Questions will be set on the school curriculum but the Biology Challenge will also reward those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching...

The Uncover copper competition

This competition, run by The Copper Development Association calls on students to uncover copper, seeking it out in buildings, health and medicine, and new applications in renewable energy and sustainable transport systems. They produce an A3 poster that explores copper's applications and the chemical, physical and...

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