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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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eZero Island (14-16)

This resource challenges students to design an energy plan for an island so that it can become self-sufficient and to consider not only how but also why they might want to do that. Students must design an energy supply system for the island that does not rely on fossil fuels. As well as making decisions about how to...
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2010 to date

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Here Comes the Sun (14-16)

In this activity, from Siemens, students investigate how a petro-generator and photovoltaic cells work and identify their relative advantages and disadvantages. They then identify key factors about each system including initial cost, running cost, space requirements, waste products and power output, and use these...
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2010 to date

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Green Racer (14-16)

This resources, from Siemens, looks at how an electric car works, the components of the system and the function of each component. Students research the charge and discharge cycles of a battery-powered device and consider the advantages and disadvantages of battery power. They look at what is meant by the capacity of...
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2010 to date

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A Peep Inside (14-16)

In these activities, from Siemens, students identify the importance of medical imaging in diagnosis and consider the advantages offered by MRI scans. They then apply their knowledge of wave and particle physics to explain the operation of an MRI scanner.
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2010 to date

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Keeping It Lean and Mean (14-16)

This resource, from Siemens, explores the characteristics of a production system and how to make it more efficient, and looks at the principles of ‘Lean’ and ‘Just in Time’ production. Firstly, students consider the various functions that a kitchen needs to fulfill and how these can be reflected in the design to make...
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2010 to date

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Ringing True (14-16)

This resource, from Siemens, looks at the function of a wheel bearing on trains and the importance of finding out whether replacement is needed. Students consider the cost implications of replacing bearings before it is necessary and the cost and safety implications of not replacing them in time. Traditionally, wheels...
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2010 to date

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Underwater Energy (14-16)

This resource looks at the key features, advantages and disadvantages of tidal power as an energy source. Students identify the features of a landscape which will maximise the effectiveness of tidal power, considering the ideal shape of the location, whether the machinery will interfere with other activities, impact...
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2010 to date

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