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The great vaccine debate

This activity supports learning in science and history, using the context of Dr Edward Jenner’s work on developing a vaccine for Smallpox.
Using a wide range of secondary sources of information children find out about different people’s views on vaccination in the early 1880’s. Using this information they can...

Measles alert! Episode four

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode three

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode two

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Pod 1: Introduction

In this Nuffield Foundation resource, students explore the how humans have sought and used materials and energy throughout history. They learn that the current manufacturing system extracts raw materials, makes something useful and then disposes of it afterwards as waste. This take-make-dump model is not...

Day of temptation

This play follows a school child on a day of being healthy, though everything around her makes it easy to be unhealthy! Temptations include: sugary cereal aimed at children, fast food shops on the journey to school, children talking about computer games at break rather than running...

Pod 2: Waste

In this Nuffield Foundation resource students investigate whether recycling alone can mitigate the wastefulness of current industrial processes. They categorize waste into two main categories - natural materials which can be recycled through natural systems, and processed technical materials which cannot....

Pod 3: Cars

In this Nuffield Foundation resource, students explore our relationship with cars and other forms of transport. They start by investigating some of the health and social problems associated with increasing car ownership. They move on to consider how innovative technologies could support more healthy and...

Pod 4: Climate Change

In this Nuffield Foundation resource students begin by reviewing their understanding of the carbon cycle. They investigate the link between human activity and increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and speculate on whether this is causing global warming. They compare the carbon footprints...

Pod 5: Pupil Project

In this summative challenge from Nuffield Foundation groups of students use the knowledge, skills and understanding from earlier pods to explore a sustainability question of their choice. They need to research, analyze and present ideas in preparation for an exposition. Students assess each others ideas and plans...

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