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Space Sick

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “Can you get space sick?” Libby Jackson, from the UK Space Agency, explains how the effects of being in freefall can cause astronauts to become sick.

What Causes a Shooting Star and Why do Stars Twinkle?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Sían and Kyle, from Airbus Defence and Space, answer the questions “What causes a shooting star?” and “Why do some stars twinkle?”

What You do on Board

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “When you are in space, what exactly do you do up there?” Andrew Kuh, from the UK Space Agency, answers “How do you sleep on the International Space Station?”

Homeostasis *suitable for home teaching*

This resource from Defence Dynamics helps students to gain a better understanding of homeostasis and, in particular, the regulation of body temperature (thermoregulation). Students consider the needs of a polar explorer on a mission to the South Pole, thinking about the equipment needed as well as the challenges...

Energy Resources

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) includes a number of activities to support environment teaching in science and citizenship and addresses concerns about our 'environmental footprint'.

Our use of energy resources is an important theme in science at Key Stage Three.

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Music

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), provides students with all the images they need to make their own revision package on sound. With Music, students can really enjoy the process of revision. Here they make a dramatic multimedia presentation to 'teach' a part of the topic of sound to...

Survival

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), is designed to add excitement to the teaching of either chemical reactions or heat transfer. Students embark on a virtual mission to the International Space Station (ISS), with the help of...

Aliens and Underwater Volcanoes

This podcast from the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Planet Earth Online collection looks at invasive species of plants and animals. Many of them are well-known. Grey squirrels, harlequin ladybirds, buddleia, Japanese knotweed - the list goes on.

Some of these aliens, or invasive species to...

Ice Clouds and Viper Venom

In this podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Sue Nelson visits the ice cloud chamber in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.

Scientists know that fluffy stratocumulus clouds act like a blanket on the Earth - they stop...

Highlights From 2009

This podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), looks back at some of the highlights from 12 months of Planet Earth podcasts, and looks ahead to some of the big stories expected in 2010.

Marine biologist Ben Wilson from the Scottish Association for...

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