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Rabbits

In this Cre8ate maths activity students learn that a simulation is a model of a real situation. Data for the birth rate of rabbits is provided and is used by students to develop their own model to simulate the breeding of rabbits in a field and consider the likely damage to the farmer’s crop. Initially this is done...

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion is a set of four interactive lessons about a full-scale alien attack that coincides with a class visit to Manford City. To set the scene and support the lessons, live television news bulletins, radio broadcasts and telephone messages help to develop the story line. The invasion leads to a series of...

Student Self-review Sheets

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation these resources offer four options of self-review sheets for students to use as they complete capability and resource tasks. *Reviewing your work in a capability task: Two A4 sheets that can be copied, backed, to form an A5 leaflet for students to complete at key points as they...

Calculations with hundreds and thousands

This resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, builds on students' previous knowledge of multiplying by powers of 10 to demonstrate how calculations such as 2000 x 300 can be performed accurately. Follow-up exercises provide practice in the skills learned.

Diagrams

These collection of diagrams include: Chapter 1: The Earth, e-m radiation absorption in the atmosphere, features on the Moon, eclipse diagrams and shadow sticks. Chapter 2: Planetary data, conjunctions and opposition, Kepler’s second law, and exoplanet detection. Chapter 3: Views of the night sky and constellations...

Quizzes

The four multiple choice quizzes, from the Association for Science Education (ASE).

The everyday science puzzles cover the questions:

Moon blues: Can we really have a blue moon?

Insular electrons: How do you recharge an electric toothbrush through its plastic case?

Inner glow: Why does...

Bitmap canvas editor in Excel

Although this resource does not contain any instructions for how to use it in a lesson, or lesson plans to go with it, it could easily be used to support the delivery of other activities as students learn about how images are created and stored, as well as how they are represented in the memory of a computer....

Quizzes

Those quizzes have been provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and are based on the SYCD: Science Year Only Connect? theme. The subjects covered in the questions include: cells, reproduction, variation and classification, inheritance and selection.

Who Wants to Be a Scientist?

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), is based on a well-known quiz format. It is a PowerPoint presentation, and works well in class or as a lunchtime competition using overheads. The quiz could be run during lunch times as an inter-form competition, or within class time. After teachers...

Fun-Size

Those fun-size activities, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) are short 5-15 minute activities that enliven lessons. These are taken from the SYCD Only Connect? collection. They range from short games and word plays through to quick demonstrations.

Fun-size is particularly useful when teachers...

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