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This teaching resource is presented in four stages:
Stage One - Finding out about the problem. In stage one pupils find out more about spacesuits, how they work and why people need them to survive. They also find out more about the challenge to test a series of materials to...
This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...
This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable...
This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses.
The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.
Presentation on science of lightsabers and comparing them to lasers and plasma torches. Looking at uses of lasers. Experiments on light and colours
Interactive presentations looking at science of superheroes relating to materials science. Materials investigations to choose material for spiderman's web, prison for Magneto etc.
Presentation about colonising mars - landing and how live there. Group activity to make Mars Lander to safety land egg for height. In addition activity to make parachutes for Mars Lander
Respiration is the chemical process of releasing energy from organic compounds. This poster illustrates the series of enzyme-controlled reactions in which energy is transferred to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and...
Explore the components of a typical animal cell.
This poster explores the process of protein synthesis.