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Spectra

This resource contains two activities and accompanying teachers’ notes.Spectra: A tale of two elementsStudents must analyse data and review scientific ideas to explain observations made of the spectrum of the Sun.Spectra: Solar fingerprintsUsing spectra from satellite data, students must relate the wavelengths of...
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Creating sparks for energy

This resource challenges students to design a spectacular human-powered invention for creating the spark which lights the bio-fuel generator of a newly built state-of-the-art, eco-friendly house. The students need to produce a design for their invention and enough evidence to convince the judges that the device will...
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Wetsuits for paratriathletes

This challenge is an opportunity for students to explore, experiment and innovate whilst designing a specialised wetsuit for paratriathletes who need specialised equipment to allow them to compete. Whilst the development in technology of prosthetic limbs, racing wheelchairs and handcycles has been substantial, no...
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Catching the drugs cheats

Students are challenged to prove their proficiency at providing a laboratory service in a scaled down version of the International Accreditation process. They will have to show that they can assemble and use certain apparatus, and use tests to analyse samples, identify and measure specified substances. A key part of...
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Design a sports glove

In this resource, students design a new glove for use in a sport of their choice. Students may find it helpful to talk with local people who partake in their chosen sport. The P.E. Department may be able to suggest suitable contacts.A selection of tests, activities and factsheets are available for the students to use...
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Develop a new sports venue

This resource requires students to consider the challenges of designing and developing a new sports venue. To make this challenge more manageable, it has been divided into four separate challenges: the site, the structure, the court and the environment. As well as researching and developing ideas, the challenge is an...
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Maths and science challenge 2012

This challenge asks teams of students to plan a major sporting event in their local area. The resource provides an opportunity for students to explore their ideas in a creative environment. Teams can define their own goals and priorities, but may want to focus on three main areas of planning an event:• Choosing a...
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Hydroponics

This practical activity outlines how to grow plants hydroponically in the classroom. It aims to give students an understanding of the basic growth needs of plants. It also shows how hydroponics can be utilised to provide food to humans as our population expands.This technique can be expanded in a number of ways, for...
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Cracking Chemistry

This resource pack contains twelve 'hands on’ activities linked to different aspects of the science of materials and states of matter. Aimed at learners of all ages, they would be particularly suitable for use at primary level to demonstrate key ideas and concepts and to spark an interest in chemistry. Containing...
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Waste Investigators

Aimed at students aged 5-14 years, this pack contains a range of different activities based on the theme of waste. The activities cover a mixture of topics including: the environment and pollution, recycling, separating materials, waste degradation, and digestion. Designed for use in class or within a science week or...
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