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SCISP Students’ Manual 4: Interactions and Change

The Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) manuals for students were not traditional textbooks. They included experiments, practical and theoretical problems, and information (such as photographs, data and extracts from books or newspapers) intended for use...

Mining and Minerals

A Year Ten module from the Salters’ double award science course. The module begins with a survey of minerals world wide and their constituent elements. This provides opportunities for practice with symbols, formulae and equations. A practical simulation of geological...

Moving On

A Year 10 module from the Salters’ double award science course. This module develops ideas about forces and motion in the context of road transport. It begins by eliciting some of the ideas students already have. Text activities consider the driving and counter forces...

Restless Earth

A Year 10 module from the Salters’ double award science course. Restless Earth was designed as a short module of four to six lessons. The module begins with stories about earthquakes. This is followed by practical work with rock puzzles to see how information is...

Transporting Chemicals

A Year Ten module from the Salters’ double award science course. The story-line for this unit is the whole world market for manufactured chemicals and the need to transport them safely to where they are needed. This shows the importance of systems which convey concise,...

Draughts Trick Experiment

The draughts trick experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, will need practice if the teacher is to perform it as a starter activity in class or if students attempt it at home. It can be used is used as a demonstration of forces and inertia (Newton’s First and Second laws)....

Illusory Pendulum Experiment

The Illusory Pendulum Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used to demonstrate the sensitivity of the eye to light. A swinging pendulum is set up and is observed when dark filters are placed on each eye in turn. The pendulum appears to execute a different motion...

Pulp Friction Experiment

The Pulp Friction Experiment, from Planet Science, is available in English, French, German and Spanish, and is used as a demonstration of friction. Students simply require two books with the pages interlocked to try this quick experiment. Students discover that paper is not as smooth as it seems and that there is...

Static Paper Experiment

This simple Static Paper Experiment, from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, involves charging a balloon which then attracts small pieces of paper and is used as a demonstration of static electricity. A good explanation of the science involved is given, explaining the movements of...

Energy Now

This multimedia package was developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme to provide teachers with clear and consistent ways of talking about energy. Energy is a particularly difficult concept to explain. These resources aim to cut through the confusion that often surrounds the energy concept, and examines...

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