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Darwin Presentation

Produced by ARKive this presentation introduces Charles Darwin as a naturalist. It tells the story of his life, describes how he was influenced and encouraged by the learning of his friends and contemporaries; and describes the voyage of the Beagle from 1831-36. The presentation illustrates Darwin's skills of...
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2010 to date

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Animal Classification

Produced by ARKive, in this activity students classify animals into broad groups (vertebrates and invertebrates, amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile).In the second section of the activity students are encouraged to use the ARKive website to find out how different species are adapted for the environment they live in.
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2010 to date

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Darwin's Finches

Produced by ARKive in this resource students observe images of different species of finches from the Galapagos Islands. The activity supports students in producing a simple key.
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2010 to date

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Sharks and Rays

In this activity from ARKive, students use a key to identify several species of shark and ray. Extension questions use video of shark movement available on the ARKive website as a context to discuss adaptation.
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2010 to date

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Key Stage Three Capability Tasks

A range of resources from the Nuffield Foundation for students to develop and reveal their capability longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as projects, or design and making assignments.In Nuffield Design and Technology these are...
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1990 - 1999

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GAIM Activities: Investigations

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the investigations students explore pure mathematics.GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching and assessment. These...
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1990 - 1999

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GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching...
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1990 - 1999

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Building Silos

This rich task from Cre8ate offers pupils the opportunity to develop their personal learning and thinking skills. It involves using recycled materials to construct a scale model of a silo and is well suited to group work. The task can be extended for more able students by investigating the resizing of their model to...
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2010 to date

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Growing More

This rich task from Cre8ate introduces students to a Latin Square, where each row and each column has all the variables once and only once. Students may be aware of Sudoku puzzles which are based on this scenario. They are challenged to find 12 different designs which satisfy the stated conditions for planting three...
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2010 to date

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