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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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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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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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Helicopter Seeds

This Cre8ate maths flight testing activity requires students to work in groups and, having made their own helicopter seed model from a template, record the landing positions and distances from a central point when the model is dropped from a standard height of one metre. The experiment is repeated ten times and...
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2010 to date

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Making Molecules

This Cre8ate maths resource investigates the structure of some hydrocarbons. Molecules which have the same chemical formula but a different structure are called isomers. A printed sheet representing carbon and hydrogen atoms is cut up and used, as a kinaesthetic exercise, for students to build as many isomers as they...
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2010 to date

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