Results for "problem solving" (137)

Problem Solving with Industry

Problem Solving with Industry originally consisted of 30 short problem-solving exercises devised by the Centre for Science Education Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with a range of industries. A selection of these units were updated and revised to match the requirements of GNVQ Science in 1995. It is this...
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1990 - 1999

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Creative Problem Solving in Chemistry

These resources were designed to * To improve students' ability to communicate and work together. *To develop students' problem solving skill. *To give students to opportunity to be creative. *To show students that science is more than 'getting the right answer' and that it can involve using one's own...
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2000 - 2009

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Routeway: Solving Constructional Problems

Produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association, these resources examine how the properties of rocks and local geological features need to be considered when constructing roads. Students investigate the properties of different building materials before looking at the influence of geology on route planning,...
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1990 - 1999

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Teamwork - Solving Problems and Improving Quality

The Science with Technology Teamwork unit, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, introduces students to skills to solve problems and improve quality. It was developed in collaboration with experts in the Rover Group. This unit was part of the Toolkit produced by the...
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1990 - 1999

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Salters' Chemistry Club: chemical problems to solve

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students are challenged to remove the colour from the three samples of copper sulphate solution using three different methods. They then have to prepare...
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2000 - 2009

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Compass: Common Problem Solving Strategies as Links between Mathematics and Science

This project worked to provide teachers with rich tasks to develop interdisciplinary approaches that bring together mathematics and science. The materials support students in exploring meaningful problems in a European context in ways that develop their scientific problem solving and inquiry skills. They are...
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2010 to date

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Statistics - why air pollution is a problem

Statistics are a vital tool that can be used to define and solve a wide range of problems in everyday life. In this lesson students will revise and consolidate statistical techniques and then look at how these techniques were used to identify and overcome problems of air pollution in London in the 1950s and how they...
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2010 to date

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Ringing True (14-16)

This resource, from Siemens, looks at the function of a wheel bearing on trains and the importance of finding out whether replacement is needed. Students consider the cost implications of replacing bearings before it is necessary and the cost and safety implications of not replacing them in time. Traditionally, wheels...
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2010 to date

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Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience was developed to bring best practices in design-based learning to schools. These lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Design-based learning gives flexibility to facilitate and...
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2010 to date

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Water for the World

Water for the World was developed jointly by Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) and Arup, a global firm of engineering consultants and specialists. There are three resources, investigating issues of water scarcity, sourcing and supply and showing how engineers can help to solve problems. Although initially designed as...
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2010 to date

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