Results for "earth and atmosphere" (349)

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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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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Water Engineering and Sustainability

This resource pack can be used to highlight issues such as global water scarcity, the challenges people face when sourcing water and maintaining a water supply in developing countries and the role of the engineers in solving these problems.

Following a quick quiz, a presentation introduces the scale of local...

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Dissection and scientific drawing

This resource is designed to meet the specifications for the A-level practical endorsement in England (CPAC). However, it will make a valuable guide to dissection and scientific drawing of a flower for those following a variety of different specifications.

The ability to accurately observe, dissect and...

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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...

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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...

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Interest and depreciation

This task involves investigating various aspects of interest and depreciation, including compound interest and the effects of calculating  compound interest over different periods of time (e.g. monthly vs. weekly). The task requires a good understanding of calculation of percentages and substitution into...

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Budgeting and foreign exchange

This Core Maths resource contains teachers' notes, lesson plan and student handouts that explore budgeting and foreign exchange. The two topics can be combined into one large project or taught as two discrete tasks. 

There is a Powerpoint presentation of the tasks for classroom use, including possible...

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Exponential growth and decay

This package of Core Maths resources introduce students to exponential growth and decay by exploring exponential functions, compound interest for savings and depreciation of assets.

Exponential Growth and Decay: Teacher Guidance

This teacher guidance contains information including...

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Estimation, Assumptions and Predictions

This resource begins with estimating by rounding to significant figures, then deals with estimations and predictions in real life scenarios. Fermi estimation is then introduced. The question ‘Is climate change happening?’ is also posed.

Estimation Assumptions Predictions: Teacher guidanc...

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