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Daytime Moon Viewing

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, uses daytime viewing of the Moon to reinforce ideas learned in the classroom about light, shadow and the Moon itself. Advice is given on the best times to view the Moon, and the compulsory and optional equipment needed. By viewing the Moon during the day,...

Crater Shadows

This activity involves perspective, modelling, light and shadow. Close up photographs of the Moon’s surface show all sorts of interesting features. Craters are amongst the most interesting, especially when the Sun’s light grazes low across the lunar landscape. The aim of the exercise is to recreate a realistic...

Chemical eruption

Students recreate the reaction of a volcano using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (dilute acetic acid).

Fossil making

A STEM club activity where students become a junior palaeontologist and create their own replica of a fossil from the Jurassic period, learning the conditions necessary for fossilisation.

Good vibrations

Students can see sound vibrations through these three practical engaging experiments.

Magic drum

In this activity students make their own zoetrope, which creates the illusion of a moving pictures by rapidly spinning individual static pictures. A movie is traditionally made from 24 frames of individual images played per second to create the moving picture.  Originally a vintage toy from the 1830s, a zoetrope (...

Hot water tank formulae

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources that explore Algebra and Maths. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

In this resource students learn to substitute values into formulae and to use a calculator to evaluate...

Hire a coach

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources that explore Algebra and Maths. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

The resource can be used when introducing linear graphs: this shows how to draw a graph using formulae in Excel....

Ecology and Simpsons Diversity Index

These activities allow students to model how environmental scientists compare diversity in different ecosystems by using ordinary playing cards as ‘species’ to generate data to calculate Simpson’s Diversity Index. This can be completed in a single lesson. Some students find the concept of species diversity quite...

Rochester Bridge Trust Learning about Bridges Education Kit

The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 to provide a crossing over the River Medway in Kent.  The Trust still provides free bridges today.  The Trust is passionate about bridge building and wants to encourage young people to find out more about bridges and become as enthusiastic as we are!  

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