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Food preservation

This teaching resource examines the role of science and technology in preserving food as an important part of global food security. It considers the scale of food spoilage across the globe and the consequences of this for people and their diets. Students investigate simple ways of preserving food relating their...

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...

Yummy yoghurt makers - CREST Star

A CREST star investigation produced by Practical Action, in collaboration with the British Science Association, for primary pupils. 

Students find out  how farmers in Bangladesh can earn more money for their family by turning milk into yoghurt.  They go on to make a range of different flavoured yoghurts...

The Big Bang Lesson *suitable for home teaching*

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...

Lesson 5: Melting Glaciers and Their Impacts

The glacier experiment sequence from the previous two lessons is repeated here, accompanied by the glacier vulnerability score chart. Two sets of student assessment tasks are given for levels three to seven. One of these allows teachers to print and distribute the questions most suitable to their class or to...

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 4: Glacier Research

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 data is analysed further using the Glacier vulnerability matrix which ranks the glaciers risk of melting due to its area, thickness, altitude and latitude. This...

Draughts Trick Experiment

The draughts trick experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, will need practice if the teacher is to perform it as a starter activity in class or if students attempt it at home. It can be used is used as a demonstration of forces and inertia (Newton’s First and Second laws)....

Illusory Pendulum Experiment

The Illusory Pendulum Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used to demonstrate the sensitivity of the eye to light. A swinging pendulum is set up and is observed when dark filters are placed on each eye in turn. The pendulum appears to execute a different motion...

Pulp Friction Experiment

The Pulp Friction Experiment, from Planet Science, is available in English, French, German and Spanish, and is used as a demonstration of friction. Students simply require two books with the pages interlocked to try this quick experiment. Students discover that paper is not as smooth as it seems and that there is...

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