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Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

Wild Weather

This resource looks at the impact of climate change, in particular flooding and drought, and how science can be used to mitigate against it. Students first explore perceptions about climate change, then look at ways to communicate the significance of climate change to different groups of people. They then explore...

Mini lectures: science, ethics and society

This 11-minute lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings explores the ideas of ethics, morality and values. The lecture describes the part played by the Nobel intergenerational meetings in Lindau in reminding scientists and society of their responsibilities. Hippocrates' view that "man belongs to nature;...

Faraday Challenges

Faraday Challenges are designed to promote team work, curiosity and raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, so are particularly relevant as part of an enrichment and enhancement programme built into your curriculum.

This guide, from triple science support,...

New Vaccines Workshop

These cross-curricular activities, from Centre of the Cell, introduce the concept of vaccination and why it only protects the population if most people are vaccinated. They show how early vaccination was tested and discuss the role of informed consent in Clinical Research. Students learn about the process of...

Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

Spy Box

A number of activities loosely related to spying have been put together by Planet Science. They feature codes, invisible ink, listening, telephones, interrogation and microdots, some of which are practical experiments. Each activity is related to the associated science. They can be used at home or in the classroom...

Standards in Public Examinations 1975 to 1995

This report, jointly published by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) and Ofsted under the chairmanship of Ron Dearing, presents the findings of an investigation into whether standards in GCSE and A level examinations were maintained in the period up to 1995. The improving examination grades...

Crime Detection

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students investigate aspects of forensic science. The resource can be used as part of cross-curricular learning and case studies are provided to encourage logical thought, debate and discussion and decision making skills....

Enamelling

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students can produce their own enamelled objects using copper. Some projects can be undertaken by some students in Key Stage Two whilst others are suitable for Key Stage Three or Four students. These activities may be used...

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