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  • Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
    The Uncover Copper Competition
    Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
  • Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
    Moja Island
    Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
  • Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
    Practical Action evaluation tools
    Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
  • A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
    Small Is Challenge
    A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
  • These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science.  They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
    Global learning opportunities linked to the curriculum
    These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science. They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
  • The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
    Copper Development Association 2016 Poster Competition
    The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
  • Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
    Solarcentury solar energy resources
    Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
  • Research is an integral part of science. These free resources help embed real world research in the classroom so that students gain a better understanding of how science works.
    Research Focus
    Research is an integral part of science. These free resources help embed real world research in the classroom so that students gain a better understanding of how science works.
  •   Copper is essential to modern living. Brass (an alloy of copper and zinc) is also important. There are many uses of copper and brass in the home. This resourcse supports pupils to explore uses of copper in the home interactively.
    Copper in the Home
    Copper is essential to modern living. Brass (an alloy of copper and zinc) is also important. There are many uses of copper and brass in the home. This resourcse supports pupils to explore uses of copper in the home interactively.
  • Timstar and Locktronics have been working together to bring you two workbooks to simplify the teaching of Electricity. Each workbook is packed full of useful resources including: worksheets, quizzes, a teacher’s guide and a student handout.
    Creating 'Bright Sparks' together with Locktronics
    Timstar and Locktronics have been working together to bring you two workbooks to simplify the teaching of Electricity. Each workbook is packed full of useful resources including: worksheets, quizzes, a teacher’s guide and a student handout.
  • Ensure your lessons are simply unforgettable with Stefan Gates innovative demonstrations. Inspire your students with fascinating science. Videos and worksheets available via this link.
    The Gastronaut
    Ensure your lessons are simply unforgettable with Stefan Gates innovative demonstrations. Inspire your students with fascinating science. Videos and worksheets available via this link.
  • This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
    Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction
    This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
  • This document from the Copper Development Association gives a really useful overview of the versatility of copper and its alloys. It is an excellent starting point for exploring other resources from the Assoication
    Copper: Properties and Applications
    This document from the Copper Development Association gives a really useful overview of the versatility of copper and its alloys. It is an excellent starting point for exploring other resources from the Assoication
  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now availavle to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
    Copper Development Association Resources
    The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now availavle to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
  • Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
    Collins Key Stage 3 Science, Second Edition
    Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
  • A basic introduction to the DC motor
    Copper - Electric Motor
    A basic introduction to the DC motor
  • Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
    Copper and Electromagnets
    Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
  • The Royal Meteorological Society supports teachers and the teaching of weather and climate in schools.
    Royal Meteorological Society
    The Royal Meteorological Society supports teachers and the teaching of weather and climate in schools.
  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
  • A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
    Electricity Timeline
    A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
  • The original resource from British Energy
    Electric Circuits
    The original resource from British Energy
  • Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
    Tomorrow's Engineers
    Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
  • FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
    Free teaching resources from the IET
    FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
  • A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. As well as posters created solely by the IET, we also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and have included these additional engineering posters for you to download or order as part of our posters pack.
    Free A2 posters from IET
    A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. As well as posters created solely by the IET, we also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and have included these additional engineering posters for you to download or order as part of our posters pack.
  • SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
    Space Math @ NASA
    SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
  • A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
    Copper - The Friendly Metal
    A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
  • A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
    Copper and Electricity
    A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
  • Aerosols - How do they work? ARCHIVE
    For students aged between 11 and 14 years. The aerosol can turns out to be a useful way of learning about pressure and kinetic theory. Lots of really helpful interactive graphics.

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