- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction
This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Copper - Electric Motor
A basic introduction to the DC motor
- Copper and Electromagnets
Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
- Royal Meteorological Society
The Royal Meteorological Society supports teachers and the teaching of weather and climate in schools.
- Alstom hydropwer infographic
A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
- Electricity Timeline
A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
- Electric Circuits
The original resource from British Energy
- Tomorrow's Engineers
Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
- Free teaching resources from the IET
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Copper - The Friendly Metal
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
- 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.