Physics

  • The Ogden Trust is now delivering Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) courses.  FREE blended learning CPD for KS3 and KS4 teachers without a physics specialism.
    Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching
    The Ogden Trust is now delivering Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) courses. FREE blended learning CPD for KS3 and KS4 teachers without a physics specialism.
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  • Taking part in our global battery experiment will help you to understand how batteries work and their huge potential as a tool in the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. And it might inspire you to study further and even pursue a career as a scientist working towards a brighter energy future.  The global battery experiment will run throughout 2022, so you can take part and share your results at any time this year.
    Take charge - Global battery experiment
    Taking part in our global battery experiment will help you to understand how batteries work and their huge potential as a tool in the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. And it might inspire you to study further and even pursue a career as a scientist working towards a brighter energy future. The global battery experiment will run throughout 2022, so you can take part and share your results at any time this year.
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  • Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14.   Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
    Curious About Our Planet
    Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14. Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
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  • Take a look at Gratnells featured products to what's new in the world of staorage!
    Gratnells Featured Products
    Take a look at Gratnells featured products to what's new in the world of staorage!
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  • Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
    HIV Education Toolkit
    Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
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  • Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
    Meet our people: Lucy
    Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
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  • Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
    Meet our people: Emily
    Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
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  • read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
    Meet our people: Leonora
    read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
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  • Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
    Meet our people: Oyiza
    Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
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  • An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
    Meet our people: Megan
    An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
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  • Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK  As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
    GSK Virtual Work Experience: Benji’s story
    Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
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  • Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
    What I do in 30 seconds
    Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
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  • As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
    GSK: Discover a career with a purpose
    As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
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  • Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
    GSK: We're not all scientists
    Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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  • Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
    GSK Educator Support
    Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
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  • The British Association of Planetaria is pleased to bring you the 2022 Moon calendar as a downloadable PDF file. Download and display in your classroom. Use it to teach about patterns and cycles in the natural world, and changes over time.
    Moon Calendar 2022
    The British Association of Planetaria is pleased to bring you the 2022 Moon calendar as a downloadable PDF file. Download and display in your classroom. Use it to teach about patterns and cycles in the natural world, and changes over time.
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  • Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
    Curious about...
    Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
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  • This interactive resource from abpi is intended for students aged 11 to 14 years, and covers cell structure, organisation, and unicellular organisms: bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
    Cells
    This interactive resource from abpi is intended for students aged 11 to 14 years, and covers cell structure, organisation, and unicellular organisms: bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
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  •  This interactive resource from abpi is intended for children aged 7 to 14 years and includes short video clips illustrating the three states of matter, information for teachers and a quiz.
    Solids, liquids and gases
    This interactive resource from abpi is intended for children aged 7 to 14 years and includes short video clips illustrating the three states of matter, information for teachers and a quiz.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
    Reaction game
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
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  • Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
    Running an innovation challenge session
    Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
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  • Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
    What is STEM Capital?
    Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
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  • Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
    GSK STEM Education: Module navigation guide
    Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
    How we breathe
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to reinforce learning about the forces that act on objects as they move through air and water, and as they bounce.
    Forces at work: Bounce
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to reinforce learning about the forces that act on objects as they move through air and water, and as they bounce.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
    Dust and breathing
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this actvity, they learn about the forces of drag and lift through a simple activity investigating how these two forces work on objects at different angles.
    Forces at work: Drag and lift
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this actvity, they learn about the forces of drag and lift through a simple activity investigating how these two forces work on objects at different angles.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
    Discovering digestion
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This  activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
    The science of exercise
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They will take part in a simple activity to demonstrate the importance of Friction and grip, through the use of a force gauge/force meter to measure force in Newtons.
    Forces at work: Friction and grip
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They will take part in a simple activity to demonstrate the importance of Friction and grip, through the use of a force gauge/force meter to measure force in Newtons.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
    What is data science?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
    How an arm works
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
    Real world statistics
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
    Fighting malaria
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 2
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 1
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They use chromatography to separate felt pen inks into pigments. A fun, hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM that can be completed at home or in school.
    Discovering chromatography
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They use chromatography to separate felt pen inks into pigments. A fun, hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM that can be completed at home or in school.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students explore the process by building a circuit with simple materials and make sodium hydroxide; one of the most used ingredients in making medicines.
    Exploring electrolysis
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students explore the process by building a circuit with simple materials and make sodium hydroxide; one of the most used ingredients in making medicines.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! What is inclusive design, and why is it important? This module explores the seven key principles of inclusive design and how they inform the idea development process.
    Inclusive design
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! What is inclusive design, and why is it important? This module explores the seven key principles of inclusive design and how they inform the idea development process.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
    Coding for health
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
    You and your community
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
    Fundamentals of data analysis
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
    Molecule to medicine
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
    Probability and immunity
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
    What is a vaccine?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
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  • GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
    GSK STEM Education Resources
    GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
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  • UK Roc is a competition for young people aged 11-18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket, ensuring its fragile cargo (a raw egg!) is safely delivered back to the ground without breaking. The deadline for teams to enter is February 2022 with regional events planned across the UK in April 2022.
    UKROC Competition
    UK Roc is a competition for young people aged 11-18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket, ensuring its fragile cargo (a raw egg!) is safely delivered back to the ground without breaking. The deadline for teams to enter is February 2022 with regional events planned across the UK in April 2022.
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  • Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
    Teaching Vacancies
    Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
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  • IOPSPark provides authoritative content written by experts in the field of physics and bring together hundreds of teaching activities so you can find the right approach for your class.
    IOPSpark
    IOPSPark provides authoritative content written by experts in the field of physics and bring together hundreds of teaching activities so you can find the right approach for your class.
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  • A large blanket of 'sea snot' has recently spread through the Sea of Marmara, south of Istanbul. Find about more about 'sea snot' and World Oceans Day here.
    'Sea snot' plague hits Mediterranean sea
    A large blanket of 'sea snot' has recently spread through the Sea of Marmara, south of Istanbul. Find about more about 'sea snot' and World Oceans Day here.
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  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
    Royal Society of Chemistry
    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
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  • The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
    RSC website
    The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
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  • Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
    IET Faraday Challenge Days 2021-22
    Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
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  • •	The IOP Teachers of Physics Award celebrates secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics in their school. Is this you or someone you know? Submit your nomination today!
    2021 Institute of Physics Awards
    • The IOP Teachers of Physics Award celebrates secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics in their school. Is this you or someone you know? Submit your nomination today!
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  • This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
    If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?®
    This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
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  • We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
    GCSE Physics Formula and Symbols
    We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
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  • Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
    ASE Book of the Year Competition
    Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
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  • The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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  • The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
    MeMBrane
    The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
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  • We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
    SuperYeast
    We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
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  • These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
    Incredible You
    These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
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  • We want to make it easy for parents and carers to get their children excited about physics. That's why we've created Do Try This at Home, a series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.
    Do Try This at Home
    We want to make it easy for parents and carers to get their children excited about physics. That's why we've created Do Try This at Home, a series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.
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  • Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
    Harlequin Ladybird Survey
    Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
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  • A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
    UK Ladybird Survey
    A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
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  • Read about AQA's offer of support for the 2021 science examinations. To help prepare your students with confidence, our curriculum experts have curated a range of resources to help reinforce key GCSE science assessment skills.
    AQA Support for 2021 Exams
    Read about AQA's offer of support for the 2021 science examinations. To help prepare your students with confidence, our curriculum experts have curated a range of resources to help reinforce key GCSE science assessment skills.
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  • IET resoursecs to support with sustainability education. There are several activities for promary and secondary age children to enjoy at school or at home.
    IET Sustainability Resources
    IET resoursecs to support with sustainability education. There are several activities for promary and secondary age children to enjoy at school or at home.
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  • BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
    BEST (Best Evidence Science Teaching)
    BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
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  • ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
    RSPB Wild Challenges
    ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
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  • Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home?  We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
    Practical Action home learning resources
    Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home? We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
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  • The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
    BPS Back to School Guidance
    The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
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  • Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
    Special Species Competition
    Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
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  • It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
    Look At Me Now campaign
    It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
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  • The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
    IET Home-learning resources and activities
    The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
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  • Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their  STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
    Regreen the desert
    Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
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  • CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
    CREST Awards
    CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
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  • Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
    The Squashed Tomato Challenge
    Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
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  • What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
    What's in my tray?
    What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
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  • Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
    Whipsnade News
    Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    SeeMe
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
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  • UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
    The Greenpower Challenge
    UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
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  • IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
    IOP Resources
    IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
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  • Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
    Farmvention
    Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
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  • These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
    Collins AQA A Level Support
    These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
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  • Choose from Workbooks for grades 1-3, 5, and 8/9. All three are packed with level-specific practice to help students prepare for their exams.
    Collins Grade Booster Workbooks
    Choose from Workbooks for grades 1-3, 5, and 8/9. All three are packed with level-specific practice to help students prepare for their exams.
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  • Everything your students need to perform their required practicals in one place.
    Collins GCSE Lab Books
    Everything your students need to perform their required practicals in one place.
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  • Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
    Collins GCSE Science Ready
    Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
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  • Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
    World Osprey Week
    Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
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  • Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
    Ditch the Dirt
    Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
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  • We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
    Crest Awards through Practical Action STEM Challenges
    We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
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  •  This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs).  Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
    Who's responsible for global goals?
    This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
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  • Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets;  why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
    Global Goals
    Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
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  • Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
    Sensory ecology and evolution
    Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
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  • Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
    OF.E and ASE Energy Resources Project
    Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
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  • This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
    The Virtual Physics Laboratory
    This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
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  • Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
    Collins GCSE Science Skills Booster
    Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
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  • Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
    Collins AQA GCSE Workbooks
    Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
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  • Help students meet AQA’s Mastery Goals with a bespoke two-year course, matched to the new AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus, Big Ideas principle and Enquiry Processes. The Student Books have been selected for an AQA approval process
    Collins AQA Key Stage 3 Science
    Help students meet AQA’s Mastery Goals with a bespoke two-year course, matched to the new AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus, Big Ideas principle and Enquiry Processes. The Student Books have been selected for an AQA approval process
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  • A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015.  Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
    New Collins resources for A Level
    A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015. Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
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  • Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
    Curriculum mapped resources
    Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
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  • A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
    Science and Food Safety
    A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
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  • Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game.  The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
    Periodic Table
    Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game. The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
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  • An interactive game to help students aged 11-16 to find the right balanced diet for healthy living.
    Balanced Diet
    An interactive game to help students aged 11-16 to find the right balanced diet for healthy living.
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  • An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma for students aged 11-16 years.
    Breathing and Asthma
    An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma for students aged 11-16 years.
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  • A resource with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment for 14-16 year old sudents.
    Cell division and cancer
    A resource with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment for 14-16 year old sudents.
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  • A resource to help stdents aged 11-16 to understand the process of digestion, food types and the need for a balanced diet.
    Diet and digestion
    A resource to help stdents aged 11-16 to understand the process of digestion, food types and the need for a balanced diet.
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  • This resource supports students aged 11-14 years to learn about the energy different foods provide by considering how far someone could run fuelled by that food.
    Energy Challenge
    This resource supports students aged 11-14 years to learn about the energy different foods provide by considering how far someone could run fuelled by that food.
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  • Body Builder
    Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do? Suitable for students aged 11-16.
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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
    First Lego League
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
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  • A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. IET also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and these additional engineering posters are available for download or order.
    Free A2 posters from IET
    A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. IET also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and these additional engineering posters are available for download or order.
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  • Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days.  These are packages of printable and electronic resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day.
    IET Faraday DIY Challenge Days
    Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days. These are packages of printable and electronic resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day.
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  • The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
    IET Faraday Careers Packs
    The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
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  • This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, the chemistry of combustion and the risks to people's health and and safety as a consequence of their use.
    How can solar energy make a difference?
    This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, the chemistry of combustion and the risks to people's health and and safety as a consequence of their use.
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  • I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
    Birdgirl
    I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
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  • The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
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  • Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
    Whipsnade Zoo Education Sessions
    Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
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  • This module for stdents aged 14 to 16 years investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories by considering safety signs, hazards and risks.
    Safety at work
    This module for stdents aged 14 to 16 years investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories by considering safety signs, hazards and risks.
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  • Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
    Collins OCR GCSE Student Books
    Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
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  • Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
    Collins AQA GCSE Student Books
    Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
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  • Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience.  Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
    Operating Theatre Live
    Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
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  • Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
    Longitude Prize
    Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world  and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
    Technology Justice
    Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
    #techjustice in action
    A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
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  • Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with  Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
    Water for the world
    Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
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  • 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.
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  • A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
    Measles alert!
    A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
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  • Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
    Practical Action galleries
    Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
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  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
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  • Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
    Who's most at risk
    Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
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  • 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.
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  • Two short activities to develop pupils understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
    Energy and the Global Goals
    Two short activities to develop pupils understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
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  • Downloadable resources aimed at pupils aged 7-14 working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and differences in energy access around the world. They go on to design and build their own wind turbine
    Power for the world
    Downloadable resources aimed at pupils aged 7-14 working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and differences in energy access around the world. They go on to design and build their own wind turbine
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils  The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before.  Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
    Floating garden challenge
    A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
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  • An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years from Parctical Action to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.
    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.
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  • To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
    Antibiotic Apocalypse
    To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
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  • Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
    Copper news from Athens
    Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
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  • This resource explores how generators produce electricity, and how electricity is subsequently distributed. It considers the principle of electromagnetic induction and how this applies to generators and transformers.
    Copper and electricity: generation, transformer and the grid
    This resource explores how generators produce electricity, and how electricity is subsequently distributed. It considers the principle of electromagnetic induction and how this applies to generators and transformers.
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  • This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
    Long-term availability of copper
    This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
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  • Copper is a vital metal in making wind power possible. Copper provides the conductivity, corrosion resistance, strength and flexibility to meet all the demands of harsh conditions, where servicing and repair are very expensive.
    Copper in wind power
    Copper is a vital metal in making wind power possible. Copper provides the conductivity, corrosion resistance, strength and flexibility to meet all the demands of harsh conditions, where servicing and repair are very expensive.
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  • A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
    Dr Edwina Jenner
    A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
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  • A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
    The Great Vaccine Debate
    A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
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  • Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
    Making Movies
    Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
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  • Philip Harris is really excited to be working with the BBC to deliver their brand new BBC micro:bit to your door. The BBC micro:bit has loads of great features including Bluetooth, a motion detector and it can even tell what direction you’re going in.
    The BBC micro:bit
    Philip Harris is really excited to be working with the BBC to deliver their brand new BBC micro:bit to your door. The BBC micro:bit has loads of great features including Bluetooth, a motion detector and it can even tell what direction you’re going in.
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  • 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.
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  • Simple hands-on science activities to build children's confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work. This project supports transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.
    Gopher Science Labs
    Simple hands-on science activities to build children's confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work. This project supports transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.
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  • Copper has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society since the dawn of civilisation, from the most basic tools of the Copper Age almost 10,000 years ago, through to the Large Hadron Collider, as can be seen in the timeline poster above. This resource describes some of the uses of copper throughout history.
    Copper in History
    Copper has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society since the dawn of civilisation, from the most basic tools of the Copper Age almost 10,000 years ago, through to the Large Hadron Collider, as can be seen in the timeline poster above. This resource describes some of the uses of copper throughout history.
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  • 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: 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.
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  • An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
    Strength of Character
    An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
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  • Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
    Picturing Dr Jenner
    Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
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  • Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
    Palaeoquest
    Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
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  • This new resource form the Copper Development Association explores ways in which electric motors can be made more efficient and factors that affect their efficiency.
    Copper and Electricity: Efficient Motors
    This new resource form the Copper Development Association explores ways in which electric motors can be made more efficient and factors that affect their efficiency.
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  • 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.
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  • This resource explores density, resistivity and electrical conductivity in the context of copper.
    Bulk Properties of Copper: Density and Resistivity
    This resource explores density, resistivity and electrical conductivity in the context of copper.
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  • Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
    Copper Alloys in Aquaculture
    Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
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  • Copper alloys have been used in sculpture for thousands of years. These include bronzes, brass and gunmetal. This resource looks at the processes involve in modern bronze sculpture.
    Copper Alloys in Sculpture
    Copper alloys have been used in sculpture for thousands of years. These include bronzes, brass and gunmetal. This resource looks at the processes involve in modern bronze sculpture.
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  • Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
    Copper Alloys in Music
    Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
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  • 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 Association
    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 Association
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  • The corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys means that coins and tokens are found which date back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. Archaeologists use coins to help date excavation sites. The copper alloys used for coins can retain information such as names and dates, even after being buried in the soil for generations.
    Copper Alloys in Coinage
    The corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys means that coins and tokens are found which date back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. Archaeologists use coins to help date excavation sites. The copper alloys used for coins can retain information such as names and dates, even after being buried in the soil for generations.
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  • Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
    History Detectives
    Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
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  • Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
    The Speckled Monster
    Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
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  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available 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 available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
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  • The chemical and physical properties of copper.
    Copper - properties and uses
    The chemical and physical properties of copper.
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  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
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  • STFC have developed a series of great short films that can be incorporated into lessons or used to introduce new topics. Out 'top pick' is a series of shorts called 'In search of giants'. These are presented by Professor Brian Cox and provide excellent short introductions to topics.
    Short films from STFC
    STFC have developed a series of great short films that can be incorporated into lessons or used to introduce new topics. Out 'top pick' is a series of shorts called 'In search of giants'. These are presented by Professor Brian Cox and provide excellent short introductions to topics.
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  • The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
    Richard III - The Isotope Story
    The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
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  • Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
    Making a Smart Tunnel
    Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
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  • Become a rock detective! This useful free map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland grouped according to the environment under which they were formed. The accompanying table explains how evidence for past climates can be found in the rocks around us.
    Climate Through Time
    Become a rock detective! This useful free map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland grouped according to the environment under which they were formed. The accompanying table explains how evidence for past climates can be found in the rocks around us.
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  • Sun|trek (www.suntrek.org) is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth’s environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists and teachers. The resource is full of information from the latest satellite imagery, adventures, games and experiment plans.
    Sun|trek - Projects for schools using real solar data
    Sun|trek (www.suntrek.org) is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth’s environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists and teachers. The resource is full of information from the latest satellite imagery, adventures, games and experiment plans.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
    Young Scientists Journal
    We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
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  • An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
    Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
    An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
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  • 'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
    OneZoom Tree of LIfe
    'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
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  • Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
    Teaching Medical Physics
    Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
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  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
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  • Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
    Story of Atoms
    Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
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  • NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
    Planet Earth - NERC
    NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
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  • 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.
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  • A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
    Q-files
    A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
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  • Millgate House Education presents Science Concept Cartoons Set 2, a resource to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking.
    Concept Cartoons Set 2
    Millgate House Education presents Science Concept Cartoons Set 2, a resource to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking.
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  • A basic introduction to the DC motor
    Copper - Electric Motor
    A basic introduction to the DC motor
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  • Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
    Copper and Electromagnets
    Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
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  • The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
    Climate change schools' project resources
    The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
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  • Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
    Isaac Physics
    Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
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  • Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
    Videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions
    Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
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  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
    Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
    Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
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  • Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
    RSC Learn Chemistry Partnership
    Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
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  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
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  • 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
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  • The original resource from British Energy
    Electric Circuits
    The original resource from British Energy
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  • Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
    Fast Periodic Table
    Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
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  • ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
    European Southern Observatory
    ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Don't stick your head in the LHC.
    60 second adventures in astronomy
    Don't stick your head in the LHC.
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