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Exoplanet atmospheres

In this activity developed by the Institute of Physics, students use simple diffraction gratings to observe the spectra from different sources, and deduce how scientists can work out which chemicals are present in an exoplanet’s atmosphere.

When an exoplanet passes in front of its star, some of the starlight...

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2000 - 2009

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Changes to the Atmosphere

Produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association, these materials help students understand atmospheric processes and their impacts on terrestrial environments.

Activities investigate phenomena such as the water cycle, temperature changes in solids and liquids, air convection, the carbon cycle, changing...

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1990 - 1999

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Earth, Air, and Water

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the S unit called ‘Keys and detection’. This S unit provided enough material for eight double periods during a single-certificate science course. The teachers’ guide included two worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

The first topic in the...

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1980 - 1989

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Earth

The Learning Through Science teachers’ guides and pupils’ assignment cards for the unit Earth give suggestions for activities children could undertake. The cards are divided into groups according to their subject: fieldwork, rock testing, soils, crystals, riches of the Earth, and past environments. On the cards...

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1980 - 1989

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Key Stage Three: SO2 in the Atmosphere

A lesson from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)'s Seeing Science. Students investigate sulphur dioxide, its sources and its impact on the environment and on life. In the main activity, students create a animated presentation to tell the story of sulphur dioxide. Images and graphics for each act...

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2000 - 2009

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Earth Science Activities and Demonstrations

Earth Science Activities and Demonstrations was published by John Murray in 1991 as a source book of activities and demonstrations for teaching the geological aspects of earth science in Key Stages Three and Four of the National Curriculum. The book brought together a large number of activities suitable for...

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1990 - 1999

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Volcanoes on Earth and Mars

Volcanoes can be found on many planets and satellites in the Solar System, although not all volcanoes are the same as those found on Earth. It is the conditions on the planet and its composition that determine the shape of the volcanoes and the material that is erupted.

Students will use topography data to...

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2000 - 2009

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Magnetic Earth

This AstroPi resource helps secondary school students investigate the magnetic field of the Earth. The series of activities develops from basic principles of magnetism through to some understanding of the nature and cause of the Earth's magnetism.

The guide links to several other eLibrary resources and a...

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2010 to date

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Google Earth

This is a how-to manual to make the most out of your school grounds as a place for investigation, enquiry and inspiration for the pupils at your school.  t provides the tools to run an exciting 6 to 8 one hour session school grounds project and sets out how to use a range of ICT and multimedia tools to add an extra...

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2010 to date

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Weathering on the Earth and Moon

The loose fragments of material on the Moon’s surface are called regolith. This regolith, a product of bombardment by meteorites, is the debris thrown out of the impact craters. By contrast, regolith on Earth (called ‘soil’ as it contains organic material) is a product of weathering. ‘Weathering’ describes all the...

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2000 - 2009

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