All Primary collection: earth science articles

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    Science Concept Cartoons: Acid rain

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    Spark discussion and stimulate thinking about acid rain in a way that encourages pupils to share their ideas.

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    Chemistry and Sport - weightlifting

    Find out why chalk is as important in weightlifting as it is in tennis, rock climbing, and even fire-fighting.

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    Found in the ground

    2017-01-03T15:34:00Z

    Give your pupils the knowledge and the opportunity to classify materials according to rocks, minerals and fossils.

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    Virtual rock kit

    A collection of common sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Each rock has images showing particle arrangements, the rock after weathering, hand sized specimens and the rock in use.

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    Modelling metamorphic rocks

    These activities demonstrate aspects of metamorphism.

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    Rocks and soils

    2016-12-12T13:31:34Z In association with

    An interactive resource where pupils test the permeability, durability and density of different types of rocks. The resource also has a quiz that provides feedback to students.

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    Rock and soils

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    The rocks and soils chapter from That s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn that different types of rocks and soils have different properties.

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    Why do sediments form layers?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What is the rock cycle?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What happens to weathered pieces of rock?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What are the effects of acid rain?

    Actively involve pupils in their learning with engaging activities and worksheets around the topic of acid rain.

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    AfL: Are all limestones the same?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

  • Erupting Volcano
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    Outreach: Science festivals

    This set of handouts can be used to inspire people of all ages to take up chemistry in their own home! Racing raisins, cornflour gloop, erupting volcanoes, reaction times and iron from breakfast cereal are all covered here.

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    Modelling sedimentary rocks

    Students use syringes to make samples of sedimentary rock from sand both with and without cementing agents.

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    Making a volcano

     Simulate ways in which both extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks may form

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    Limestone weathering

    This activity is designed for students aged 11-14. It can be used to reinforce work on the reactions of carbonates with acids as well as the chemical weathering of rock.

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    Weathering and erosion

    Examine the ways in which water can weather rocks, by solution and by freeze-thaw. 

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    Wood conservation - the Mary Rose

    The Mary Rose is a wooden Tudor warship that sank off Portsmouth in 1545. While on the sea bed, most of her hull became covered in silt, which effectively sealed it and the artefacts it contained in anaerobic (air-free) conditions and preserved them from decay.

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    Gravestones

    Investigation into the weathering of different types of rock.

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:10Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities that help to incorporate STEM into your Vikings topic. This resource links directly to various topics, including; Vikings' everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use STEM to investigate Viking life.