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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, Sun and Moon Presentations

These presentations cover the following topics:

Aurora - the link between the solar wind and aurorae

Blue skies and red sunsets - scattering and refraction

Craters - why the Moon and Mercury have more craters than the Earth

Different designs of telescopes - reflecting and refracting...

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2010 to date

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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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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 their...

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Ratios and proportional relationships

This series of short tasks is designed to assess how well students understand proportional reasoning in practical contexts. The contexts featured include:

  • Relating a photograph to its negative
  • Water used by a washing machine
  • Coffee powder and cups of coffee made
  • Stamp...
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2010 to date

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Interpreting multiplication and division

This lesson develops the concept of interpreting multiplication and division. This includes working with calculations that involve non-integers. An outcome of the lesson is that students will be better able to select the correct operation to perform when solving word problems.

An initial activity has five...

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2010 to date

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Finding factors and multiples

This lesson develops the concept of ‘Greatest Common Factor’ (GCF) and ‘Least Common Multiple’ (LCM). The central theme is to separate out the two concepts.

There is an introductory ‘guess my numbers’ activity. The GCF and LCM of a pair of numbers is given and students must work out what the numbers are,...

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2010 to date

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Representing and combining transformations

This lesson develops the concept of combining transformations. In particular students will:

  • Recognise and visualise transformations of 2D shapes
  • Translate, reflect and rotate shapes, and combine these transformations
  • Discuss some common misconceptions about transformations
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2010 to date

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Describing and defining triangles

This lesson develops the concept of constructing triangles with given conditions. In particular students will:

  • Recall and apply triangle properties
  • Determine whether a set of given conditions for the measures of angle and/or sides of a triangle describe a unique triangle, more than one possible...
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2010 to date

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Describing and defining quadrilaterals

This lesson develops the concept of naming and classifying quadrilaterals according to their properties. Students identify the minimal information required to define a quadrilateral. They sketch quadrilaterals with given conditions.

During the first part of the lesson students choose from the words ‘all’, ‘...

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2010 to date

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