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Statistics - why air pollution is a problem

Statistics are a vital tool that can be used to define and solve a wide range of problems in everyday life. In this lesson students will revise and consolidate statistical techniques and then look at how these techniques were used to identify and overcome problems of air pollution in London in the 1950s and how...

Statistics - Investigating air pollution

Statistics are a vital tool that can be used to define and solve a wide range of problems in everyday life. In this lesson students will revise and consolidate statistical techniques and then look at how these techniques were used to identify and overcome problems of air pollution in London in the 1950s and how...

Communicating data to others


The ability to communicate ideas clearly is a very important skill for a mathematician to have.

Learning outcomes

  • Students could be able to construct and interpret an appropriate graph table, chart or diagram from given data; will have clearly explained what their data...

Looking forward to improved air quality

In this session, students will establish what is being done to improve air quality and the careers and jobs involved in making this happen. You could ask a member of the Royal Statistical Society to come in and speak to the students about statistics and careers statistics – see External Links.

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Explore visits - using maths and science in real life

Learning outcomes

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about solutions to the problems they have identified and investigate the importance of maths and statistics in future careers.
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  • Students could be able to start making decisions about their future career...

What is in London's water

In this lesson students will answer questions about dissolved substances in water from London’s water supply and other sources using a problem solving/ inquiry approach. In answering these questions students will be using ideas about pure and impure substances as described in the national curriculum chemistry as...

Water Treatment in London

London sewage treatment was developed to protect Londoners from water borne disease. Now the Thames Tideway tunnel is being built to help the sewage system cope with the rising London population. This lesson will allow students to conduct experimental work to model water treatment and have a chance to consider the...

Healthy London -pressure on water supplies

As the London population has grown over time, pressure on water supplies has increased. This lesson, which sets the scene for the unit, considers changing sources of drinking water and the relationship that our domestic use of water has to the water cycle that students will have learned about in primary school....

How is London tap water different

As London approaches 9 million people we not only have to consider where we get enough clean water to drink but also how we get rid of the waste, and recycle water for drinking and other uses. London is described as a water-stressed city and scientists and technologists need to be very creative to overcome issues...

Future of London's water

This resource can be used to organise a class debate on the various solutions to London’ s ...

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