- The wind power challenge
A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
- Plastics Challenge
An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years from Parctical Action to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.
- Copper Alloys: Introduction
The history of alloys goes back thousands of years. Long before electricity was invented, ancient man discovered that copper alloyed with tin made the very first useful alloy, bronze. Bronze is much harder and stronger than copper and much tougher (less brittle) than flint or stone. This resource introduces the idea of alloys for pupils and the multitude of copper alloys which exist.
- Copper Alloys in Music
Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
- 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.
- Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
- 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.
- Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
- Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
- Fast Periodic Table
Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
- Yummy Yoghurt Makers
A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
- 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 Extraction
An introduction to the extraction, purification and recycling of copper.
- Copper Mining
A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
- Discover Petroleum
Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
- Fawley Oil Refinery Tour
Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.