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Understanding Old Age

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to trace the way in which the age structure of the population has changed, to gain experience in interpreting and presenting data, to identify and discuss some of the problems of the elderly, and to study how far the welfare services meet their...

Psychology

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give the students an understanding of some aspects of human behaviour and personality. In particular the intention was to help students to realise some of the reasons why human beings behave as they do, to become aware of the stages of development through which...

Town and Country Trails

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to excite interest in natural and built environment while encouraging students to take an interest in environmental issues.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes F....

Pollution

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to help students to recognise examples of pollution in their own neighbourhood and find out its origins. Students learn to appreciate that the problems of preventing pollution are very complex and that important conflicting interests may be involved. Students also find...

Brewing

The core of this Nuffield Working with Science unit is made up of sections covering the preparation and testing of beer, the science of brewing, and the effects of alcohol consumption.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B...

Noise

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to enquire systematically into the nature of noise, its sources and its impact on people’s lives..

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B....

Pottery

The first edition of this Nuffield Working with Science unit was devised for use by students living near Stoke-on-Trent. Some of the work described could only be done by schools and colleges within travelling distance of the Potteries. The unit was amended during the revision for CPVE so that it could be studied in...

Beyond Our Ken

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give students the experience of designing experiments, carrying them out, and evaluating the results. The unit explores the paranormal which is a field where there are many strongly held beliefs, often unsupported by evidence or supported only by hearsay. It is a...

Cosmetics

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was intended to help students to appreciate the purposes of different types of cosmetics, to distinguish between purely decorative and 'useful' preparations, to understand the reasons for the formulations of different types of cosmetics, to develop skills of working carefully...

Fire

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to encourage students to study fire in the context of safety at home, fire prevention and the role of the Fire Service.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes C...

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