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Earth, Sun and Moon Presentations

These presentations cover the following topics:Aurora - the link between the solar wind and auroraeBlue skies and red sunsets - scattering and refractionCraters - why the Moon and Mercury have more craters than the EarthDifferent designs of telescopes - reflecting and refracting telescopesEcliptic - how the plane of...
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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 bespoke...
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Our Earth under threat

This activity is designed as a ‘virtual mission’. Students will play the part of Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) scientists to the scenario of a possible asteroid impact with the Earth. By following the story of the mission (led by an automated powerpoint), students will apply their understanding of kinetic energy, density...
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Timbers: hardwoods and softwoods

 In this lesson students will gain an understanding of  the properties of both hardwood and softwood timbers. Completion of a card match up task will demonstrate their understanding which forms useful revision notes for the examination. They will learn the names of different hardwoods & softwoods and...
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Sorting equations and identities

This resource looks at the concept of recognising the differences between equations and identities. Students substitute numbers into algebraic statements in order to test their validity. Common errors are highlighted that can occur when manipulating expressions.Students work on an exercise that involves grouping...
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Straight line and circle

In this resource students are challenged to determine the equation of the line that goes through a given coordinate point and is also tangential to a circle centred on the origin. The final step is to determine the radius of the circle.The solution involves determining the gradient of the tangent and also working out...
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Trapezium and Diagonals

The opposite corners of a trapezium are joined, creating four triangles within the trapezium. The areas of the triangles formed using the parallel sides as is given. The task is to calculate the areas of the other two triangles. Working out the general result involves using ideas of similarity, area scale factor,...
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Galaxies and Cosmology Presentations

These presentations cover the following topics: Big Bang - how the idea of the expansion of the universe leads to the Big Bang and theories and evidence for the Big Bang Big getting small zoom - powers of ten zoom from large to small scale Cosmic distance scale automatic - a timed animated series of images with scales...
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New Materials and Nanotechnology

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at glass microspheres, which contain radioactive Y-90, and are currently being used to treat liver cancer in humans, where their chemical durability is of prime importance.This package of materials describes how the glass microspheres are used, and why. It shows how computer...
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Tides Simulator and Workshop

Produced by the National Schools Observatory, this PowerPoint workshop and accompanying flash animation explains tidal activity on Earth. The workshop takes the form of a PowerPoint presentation that explains why tides exist, why there are two tides each day and covers related topics such as spring/neap tides and...
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