Results for "environment" (25)

How organisms affect the environment

From 2014, students should learn how organisms affect, and are affected by, their environment, including the accumulation of toxic materials. This is a very broad statement in the new national curriculum which can be explored in many ways, from food webs to ecology.  We've highlighted some more unusual...
Publication date:
15 December 2015

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Construction and the built environment

A collection of resources designed to provide ideas and inspiration for teaching mathematics in the context of construction and the built environment. These resources have been selected as relevant to post-16 vocational learners who are working towards re-sitting GCSE Mathematics. Heat analysis considers the...
Publication date:
24 March 2017

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The Vanishing Rainforest - Human Impact on the environment:7-9

The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt is  a good book for looking at the human impact on the environment, in particular deforestation. The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometres. 10% of the world’s known...
Publication date:
23 May 2017

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Food Chains

 Construct and interpret a variety of food chains in different areas of the world. Use games to help identify the producers, predators and prey. This topic is included in the Year 4 programme of study within animals, including humans but could be taught when learning about living things. When looking at...
Publication date:
15 December 2015

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Making Maths Real

This list contains ideas for teaching mathematics at primary level including articles, videos and activities. It looks at: The use of gesture in developing understanding of calculation. A technique for teaching number operations and fractions using paper cups. Ideas for activities that utilise the environment...
Publication date:
15 December 2015

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Year 4: Living things and their habitats

 This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of All Living Things at Year Four. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate...
Publication date:
10 May 2017

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Green Chemistry

We depend on the chemical industry to make useful products for our everyday lives. Bulk chemicals are made on a large scale, often millions of tonnes per year e.g. sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide and ethene. Other chemicals are produced on a much smaller scale e.g. drugs, food additives and liquid crystals. These...
Publication date:
30 June 2017

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Electricity generation and the National Grid

The resources in this collection will enrich schemes of work for GCSE physics, and cover electricity generation, energy sources and domestic appliances.An inspirational film to start off the topic shows Faye Banks - the north-east electrical transmission and asset manager for National Grid.  Since growing up...
Publication date:
06 March 2017

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Seas and Oceans

This list supports the teaching of science through the topic of Seas and Oceans. Providing ideas and resources for linking aspects around Seas and Oceans to science topics such as: habitats, food chains, classification, skeletal structure, teeth, materials and possible affects on the environment.  Visit the...
Publication date:
16 March 2017

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Populations and succession

A population is a group of organisms of the same species occupying a particular space at a particular time that can potentially interbreed.In any ecosystem relationships are dynamic, usually moving from colonisation (pioneer) to climax communities in a process known as succession.At each stage in succession certain...
Publication date:
12 July 2016

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