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Earth's Early Atmosphere

A Catalyst article about how the study of ancient rocks and sediments can help deduce how the Earth's atmosphere has changed over billions of years. There used to be much less oxygen than there is today. This article describes how the composition of the atmosphere has changed through history; it also explains the link...
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2000 - 2009

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Impact Earth

A Catalyst article about giant asteroids. Astronomers say that, one day, a giant rock from space will collide with the Earth and cause mass devastation. This could lead to the extinction of many species, including humans. The article looks at what can be done to prepare for such an impact and what happened when a...
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2000 - 2009

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Where on Earth?

This Catalyst article is devoted to the use of satellites for navigation. It looks at GPS (global positioning system), the involvement of satellites and how GPS signals work in navigation and calculating position.This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2.Catalyst is a science...
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2000 - 2009

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Life Beyond Earth

A Catalyst article investigating if there is life elsewhere in the universe. Scientists have found many different ways of looking for life. This article looks at the exploration so far.This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2004, Volume 14, Issue 3.Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-...
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2000 - 2009

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An integrated approach to science and literary

This research article published in 2012 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching investigates the effectiveness of an integrated science and literacy approach at primary school level. Teachers in 94 fourth-grade (Year 5) classrooms in one US Southern state participated.Half of the teachers in the study taught an...
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Technology and School Science: an HMI Enquiry

This enquiry into technology and school science was conducted by HMI. The report was published in 1985. The enquiry was concerned not only with the specific technology courses offered by science departments but also sought to obtain details of any attempts being made to develop technology across the curriculum, within...
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1980 - 1989

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How Smart Is an Ant?

A Catalyst article about ants. A colony consists of hundreds, even thousands, of ants working diligently and cooperatively, perhaps to kill and carry a large prey item, build a large nest structure or develop and use road-like networks for foraging. Collectively, colonies of social insects can do amazing things and...
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Culture, communication and change

The ability to extract and summarise information is a very valuable skill for students to develop. This document is a report published in 2011 by the University of Cambridge. It investigates social impacts of technology use on different cultures. This resource could be used as a source document for students to scan...
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Rebuilding design and technology

This Working Paper has been written to inform all those who are concerned about the status and nature of Design & Technology in the secondary school curriculum. It has been developed in response to the serious and continuing decline in the uptake of GCSE Design & Technology since the subject was...
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Technicians and progression

This Technicians and Progression report from the Skills Commission presents the findings of an inquiry into the alternatives to university degrees that the post-16 education system provides. The report maintains that post-compulsory education should offer a diverse range of education provision, vocational as well as...
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