Lesson Plans

  • PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
    PLAN Primary Science Assessment Resources
    PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
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  • Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
    Stop the Spread
    Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
    Nervous System
    An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
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  • The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
    Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook
    The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
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  • Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
    Beating bacteria
    Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
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  • This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG explores how electricity is generated and used within the UK and the electricity a typical domestic solar panel installation generates compared with typical household electrical use. It concludes with the arguments for and against solar farms.
    Is solar power part of the energy solution in the UK?
    This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG explores how electricity is generated and used within the UK and the electricity a typical domestic solar panel installation generates compared with typical household electrical use. It concludes with the arguments for and against solar farms.
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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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  • Assembly ideas, factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and more. The resources are cross-curricular and are ideal for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years. They complement the Sunny Schools resource.
    Sunny Schools support documents
    Assembly ideas, factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and more. The resources are cross-curricular and are ideal for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years. They complement the Sunny Schools resource.
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  • Sunny Schools tackles the issues of climate change and energy in schools, while bringing alive the science of renewable energy resources with a global dimension. All activities are clearly linked to the UK National Curriculum and can be used with pupils aged from 7 to11 in class or an Eco Club
    Sunny Schools resource
    Sunny Schools tackles the issues of climate change and energy in schools, while bringing alive the science of renewable energy resources with a global dimension. All activities are clearly linked to the UK National Curriculum and can be used with pupils aged from 7 to11 in class or an Eco Club
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  • A lesson with resources to explore the value of light and the power of the sun in transforming. The lesson and resources are very suitable for pupils aged from 7-11 and will suit some older pupils with a little adaptation.
    Light the way
    A lesson with resources to explore the value of light and the power of the sun in transforming. The lesson and resources are very suitable for pupils aged from 7-11 and will suit some older pupils with a little adaptation.
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  • This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
    Why you'll never catch smallpox homepage
    This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
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  • How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars?  In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
    Hydrogen: fuel of the future?
    How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars? In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
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  • Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
    Contaminated Crops
    Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
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  • In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
    Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
    In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
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  • FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
    Whynotchemeng - resources
    FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
    Collins Snap Science
    Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The National Schools' Observatory provides schools in the UK and Ireland with free access to the Liverpool Telescope.
    National Schools Observatory
    The National Schools' Observatory provides schools in the UK and Ireland with free access to the Liverpool Telescope.
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  • A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
    Yummy Yoghurt Makers
    A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
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  • Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
    Rutland Ospreys
    Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
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  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
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  • Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
    Beat the Flood
    Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
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  • Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
    NRICH enriching mathematics
    Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
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  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
    Microbiology Online
    Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
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  • A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
    Disaster Zone!
    A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
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  • Science and Technology in Society  - Fifteen teaching units
    SATIS Revisited
    Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
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  • An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
    Practical Biofuels Activities
    An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
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