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Recycling and Sustainability

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). ‘Sustainability’ is about using resources in a way that does not deplete them. An increased emphasis on renewable energy is part of the move to greater sustainability, but so is the idea of...
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QTC: A Remarkable New Material to Control Electricity

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Practical Action

Practical Action is a development charity which uses simple technology to fight poverty. The learning resources in this collection look at how issues such as climate change and the need for renewable energy can be tackled. The resources contain background information, teachers' packs, classroom activities, stimulus...
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Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the lunar surface * Beneath the...
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On-The-Spot Diagnosis for Cancer Patients

A case study produced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Researchers from the EPSRC-funded Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL) at the University of Birmingham, have developed a nanoscale device which can diagnose prostate cancer with more accuracy than current tests. Prostate...
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International Space Station (ISS) Education Kit - Primary

The ISS Education Kit, from ESA, is a resource for teachers with ideas on how to use the International Space Station as a thematic frame for teaching a wide variety of topics that are part of European curricula.The A4-sized binder contains four chapters devoted to explaining various aspects of life in space and what...
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2000 - 2009

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Skill 4.12 Designing Graphs

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, challenge students to look at tabulated data and produce a suitable graph to emphasise the key findings of the data. Tables of information are supplied on different topics including human physiology, atmospheric composition on different planets and...
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Modelling Climate Change

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP) and produced in partnership with the Walker Institute for Climate System Research. Climate scientists do not have a ‘climate in a test tube’ to try out their ideas, so to understand the...
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Extra Resources

A variety of resources, from the Association for Science Education (ASE): a model spreadsheet exploring sound waves, two articles from Catalyst magazine, Hunt the Transmitter activity and Reading Rain Radars.Sound Waves is a good example building spreadsheet models that students can interact with. Contributed by...
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2000 - 2009

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Stimulating Physics - careers and enterprise

The Institute of Physics worked with the  Career Development Organisation to produce activities aimed at improving students' attitude towards physics, and awareness of career routes.The project developed two packs for use in schools with the help of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC). The packs...
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