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Blown to Bits

Casting a critical eye of the wider computing landscape, this book examines the impact of computing technology on society. From a viewpoint based on personal liberty and its loss as ideas of privacy and information are radically transformed, this engaging book serves to fill in the ethical issues behind the...
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2000 - 2009

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Gas Properties

This simulation allows students to pump gas molecules into a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. They can measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.Sample learning objectives include:...
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2010 to date

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STEM Careers Profiles to Inspire Your Students

Designed to raise awareness of a greater range of STEM careers for post-16 students, this resource consists of 25 PowerPoint slides, each with information about a different science career, ranging from toxicology to environmental conservation. They can be displayed at the beginning or end of a biology or...
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2010 to date

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Guess the colour

In this resource students are challenged to answer a mystery about colour.   They investigate the additive and subtractive synthesis of coloured pigments and explore what coloured objects look like under different coloured lights. 
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2010 to date

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Curved light

In this activity students investigate the mystery of a light beam which seems to bend.  Students can investigate:Qualitative behaviour of light  when the medium in which it propagates changes its refraction index. Quantitative evaluation of the behaviour of light in refraction by means of Snell’s ...
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To dissolve or not to dissolve

This mystery explores solubility, ionic salts, polarised and non-polarised liquids.Two glasses are half full of clear liquid. When a teaspoon of salt is added to both and stirred, it dissolves in one but not in the other. When the two liquids are mixed together, they dissolve in each other to form a solution. When...
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Unreliable indicator

Students test crystal (alum) deodorants using either a red cabbage indicator or a universal indicator. The universal indicator suggests that the deodorant reacts as an acid, whereas the red cabbage suggests that the deodorant reacts as a base. What is happening here?This resource can be used with different...
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Sea sand overseas

The mystery deals with sand that stays dry when water is poured onto it. Students are requested to find ways to build sand castles with this 'dry' sand.Curriculum links include:  Chemical bonding, hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions and compounds 
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Murder of the jeweller

The mystery revolves round a detective story which the students gradually solve. A jeweller has been murdered: the suspects are his metal suppliers but the motive and the culprit are initially unknown.Students have samples of the various metals with which the jeweller worked. They find out the metals’ properties by...
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Disappearing lab report

This mystery deals with a laboratory report in which the written results suddenly vanished. The students need to find out how the writing vanished,  how to recover the vanished data, and what the secret of the pen is.Curriculum links include Energy (exothermic and endothermic reactions), chemical equilibrium,...
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2010 to date

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