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Life on Mars

This resource comprises of the following activities: *Geodesic domes: In this activity, students build a geodesic dome, suitable for a moonbase. *Choosing the site: students must research information about different possible sites for a moonbase and use the habitat requirements sheets to decide which site is most...
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2000 - 2009

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The Next Giant Leap

This resource comprises of six activities which include: *Electrodes and electrolytes: students must plan an investigation into which combinations of electrodes and electrolytes will provide electricity. *Investigation solar panels: students need to plan an investigation into three factors that they think may reduce...
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2000 - 2009

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Working in Teams

This resource is designed help students to work effectively in teams in order to support the other activities within the collection. *Mission patches: students must design a mission patch for their team. *Problem-solving plan: a tool to help students identify, break-down problems and identify the resources and steps...
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2000 - 2009

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Moonbase Beta

This resource is themed around building a moonbase. Students are given roles as technology, science or mathematics experts. Their tasks are to develop a detailed specification for the moonbase, to build a scale model, to review the suitability of its design once complete, to test the thermal conductivity and tensile...
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2000 - 2009

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Off the Planet

This resource consists of four activities including: *Escaping the Earth: this worksheet looks at mass ratios associated with rocket launches. Students must work with fractions and plot scatter graphs to find a correlation between takeoff mass and final mass. *Microrockets: students build drinking-straw rockets and...
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2000 - 2009

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The Big Picture

In the student activities booklet, students investigate the scale of the solar system in different ways: diameters of planets, distances between them and scaled masses. The Drake equation is an equation that can be used to estimate the number of civilisations in the Milky Way galaxy. The spreadsheet gives a range for...
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2000 - 2009

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Milk of Magnesia Extemporaneous Preparation

This activity, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, involves the preparation of milk of magnesia used as a treatment for indigestion. It is an example of an inorganic compound which can be used as a medicine and is an alternative to the more traditional preparation of inorganic salts such as copper (II) sulphate.
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2000 - 2009

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Python Projects

This series of resources supports the teaching and learning of the computer programming language Python. The series of activities, produced by Code Club have support sheets for each of the activity projects. They are easy to follow and support progression in the learning. The activities require studenst to: *control...
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2010 to date

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How a Human Arm Bends

This activity is designed to enable students to be able to gain an understanding of how a human arm bends due to muscular contraction, to understand that a robot arm can use contraction or rotation to achieve movement and to understand that shape memory alloys can revert back to a previous shape when heated. Robot...
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Robot Arm Design

In this activity students design and model a robot arm in 2D, need to be able to name the main parts of a robot arm and to be able to design and make a 2D card model of a 3D product. Robot arms are an example of a programmable system. They are used in a wide variety of industrial applications, ranging from loading...
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2010 to date

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