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What Is Healthy? What Is Beautiful?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing discusses fat as a class issue, as well as a feminist issue. Research shows that middle class families are more likely to be health-conscious eaters, and chances are the shops in their neighbourhoods offer a wider range of healthy food. The resource...
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What Do Social Scientists Do? Geography

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource gives information about career options for people who study geography. It starts by defining the subject, including its component parts of human and physical geography. Human geography includes studies of cultures, population, economies, health and medicine,...
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A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress and Proposals

Published in 2006 by the Scottish Government, this report looks at the progress towards a Curriculum for Excellence. It was designed to present ideas and stimulate discussion between stakeholders in education within Scotland. The Curriculum for Excellence considers how and what children and young people should...
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What Do Social Scientists Do? Sociology

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource gives information about careers related to sociology. It starts with a definition, explaining the ways in which sociologists study the effects of social issues and the way society is organised. The resource then lists career possibilities for sociologists using...
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Draughts Trick Experiment

The draughts trick experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, will need practice if the teacher is to perform it as a starter activity in class or if students attempt it at home. It can be used is used as a demonstration of forces and inertia (Newton’s First and Second laws). The...
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Illusory Pendulum Experiment

The Illusory Pendulum Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used to demonstrate the sensitivity of the eye to light. A swinging pendulum is set up and is observed when dark filters are placed on each eye in turn. The pendulum appears to execute a different motion caused...
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2000 - 2009

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Noisy Coat Hangers

The Noisy Coat Hangers Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used as a demonstration to allow students to compare how efficiently sound travels through solids and through gases and why it travels at different rates according to the substance. This resource is aimed at Key...
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2000 - 2009

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Pulp Friction Experiment

The Pulp Friction Experiment, from Planet Science, is available in English, French, German and Spanish, and is used as a demonstration of friction. Students simply require two books with the pages interlocked to try this quick experiment. Students discover that paper is not as smooth as it seems and that there is...
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2000 - 2009

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Static Paper Experiment

This simple Static Paper Experiment, from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, involves charging a balloon which then attracts small pieces of paper and is used as a demonstration of static electricity. A good explanation of the science involved is given, explaining the movements of...
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Hungry Caterpillar

This activity from Planet Science uses as its base the popular children’s book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which focuses on the life cycle of the butterfly, provides the inspiration for activities which link to the curriculum in that animals, including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce...
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