Results for "earth and atmosphere" (253)

Groundwork - Introducing Earth Science

This resource, produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association provides students with an introduction to earth science, starting with learning to distinguish between minerals, rocks and fossils. Many of the activities are suitable for group work, although some may be set as homework. The resource consists of...

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1990 - 1999

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Hidden Changes in the Earth

This resource, produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association consists of three units which investigate the effects of heat and pressure on rocks through a series of practical assignments. Many of the activities are suitable for group work, although some may be set as homework. The three units are:

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1990 - 1999

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Supermagnets: Exploring the Properties and Uses of Rare Earth Magnets

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). In recent years, the development of new magnetic materials has shown extraordinary advances. The remarkable strength of the latest generation of ‘rare earth magnets’, or ‘supermagnets’, is...

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2000 - 2009

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Stings and Things: an Investigation into pH

Produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC), this activity could be used as an extension investigation into pH for 10 -11 year-olds. This resource is also relevant to the curriculum for 12 -13 year-olds. Students look at the pH of household materials and then apply their knowledge...

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2000 - 2009

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Recycling and Sustainability

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). ‘Sustainability’ is about using resources in a way that does not deplete them. An increased emphasis on renewable energy is part of the move to greater sustainability, but so is the idea...

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2000 - 2009

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Metals and Smart Alloys

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP).

Metals have been used for many thousands of years, but it was only in the 20th century that an understanding developed of how their properties could be explained in terms of their...

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2000 - 2009

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Fibres and Fabrics

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). New applications for traditional fabrics are being found, but increasingly, fibres and fabrics are engineered for specific purposes. Much research is currently being undertaken in the...

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2000 - 2009

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Bridges and Structures

These activities from Cre8ate maths sets challenges which require pupils to be constructive, creative and think strategically about simple structures.

Working in groups of 3 or 4, students create structures from a single sheet of A4 paper, the tallest free-standing tower and the longest possible span between...

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2010 to date

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Input, Process and Output

This resource looks at what properties of infra-red make it so useful in gaming technology? Students develop a working prototype of a simple infra-red electronic circuit, identify an input and an output and test the performance of the circuit. They then explain how the findings of their research could affect their...

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2010 to date

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Bricks and Tiles

This activity from Cre8ate maths investigates the lines of horizontal and vertical weakness in walls. Initially students are shown four walls and have to identify the lines of weakness in them, before finding the smallest rectangular solution which has no lines of weakness. Students should record their designs as...

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2010 to date

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