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What were the Egyptian pyramids made from?

A team activity that results in team debating how the pyramids were actually built.

Teams work on either a case for Dimensional Stone, cut from a quarry face and transported to site while the other team build a case for an early precast work, hydraulic lime morter was cast in situ blocks and erected on the...

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...

A sporting chance

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the link between sporting activity in young people and the development of osteoarthritis. In very active people, bony lesions can form on the hip joint which increases their risk of developing the condition.

In this activity students consider this risk...

Students' Guide to Controlled Assessment

The guide to controlled assessment covers the following areas: - What is controlled assessment in GCSE Astronomy? - Guidance for designing observations - Guidance for making observations - Guidance for analysing observations - Guidance for evaluating your project - Presenting your final report - Useful dos and dont...

Case Study: Robin James (Exeter Road School) ‘Looking for Learning’

A case study exploring the effectiveness of video-stimulated reflective discussion using child-initiated freeze-framing as a tool to promote peer feedback.

Key Stage Three Science Tests 2004

This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14) science for the year 2004, and their associated mark schemes.

Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Three up to 2009. The...

Good Assessment Practice in Science

This report from Ofsted describes how assessment in science is most effective where it is used as a teaching tool as well as a means of judging attainment. Similarly the assessment of practical coursework is not just a means of assigning students to levels but of giving them the information they need to improve...

Key Stage Three Science Tests 2003

This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14) science for the year 2003, and their associated mark schemes and reports.

Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Three up...

Assessing Pupils Progress (APP) Science materials

Produced in 2009-2010, Assessing Pupils Progress (APP) was produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and is a structured approach to periodic assessment, written to enable teachers to use diagnostic information about students’ strengths and weaknesses and to track students’ progress.

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