All Cross-curriculum articles – Page 2

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    Wind power challenge

    2016-12-12T13:37:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s wind power challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and testing a wind power machine that is cable of lifting weighted objects,

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    The squashed tomato challenge

    2016-12-12T13:36:00Z In association with

    Students design, build and test a method of transporting tomatoes

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    Small is... challenge

    2016-12-12T13:33:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s ‘small is… challenge’ and its related resources, where students are tasked with analysing technology from the last hundred years, and to invent a product that could help achieve a sustainable future.

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    Power for the world

    2016-12-12T13:31:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s power for the world activity and its related resources, where students are tasked with looking at renewable energy solutions, and designing and building their own wind turbines.

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    Plastics challenge

    2016-12-12T13:31:00Z In association with

    Links to Practical Action’s plastics challenge, where students develop products from recycled objects, as a possible way of tackling environmental problems caused by plastic waste.

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    Floating garden challenge

    2016-12-12T13:27:00Z In association with

    Design and build a model structure with Practical Action’s floating garden challenge

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    Beat the flood challenge

    2016-12-12T13:24:00Z In association with

    Links to Practical Action’s beat the flood challenge, including the teacher and student materials, beat the flood poster, competition winners and schools’ experiences of the challenge. Video: Beat the flood

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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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    Analysis of cave paintings

    In this practical, student gain an understanding of how cave painters may have used the natural rock formation to paint the animals and scenes onto them and how later painters have continued with this tradition.

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    The language of mathematics in science - guides from the ASE

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    These teacher guides from the Association for Science Education are designed to help you understand important terms and techniques related to the use of mathematics in the science curriculum for pupils aged 11–16, and then give you the confidence to apply those practices and principles in the classroom.

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    Conservation in Herculaneum

    Herculeaum is a special case of art in an archaeological setting. So how is it conserved?

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    Benham top

    In this experiment, students record what is seen when a Benham top spins at different speeds, comparing their perceptions with those of group members.

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    Making a water magnifier

    In this practical, students experiment with magnification by placing water drops on top of lettering.

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    The emergence of new techniques and pigments

    The emergence of new techniques and pigments within Greek art

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    Ancient Greek art

    The Classical Greek period heralded an age in which thought and art flourished.

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    Measurement, accuracy and precision

    2016-08-10T11:43:00Z

    Activities for students which help them discover the importance and difficulties of accurate experimentation

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    Talk for primary science

    Explore ways you can encourage constructive conversations and lead children to investigative activities.

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    Space: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic space. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.

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    The Victorians: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.

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    The Stone Age: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the stone age. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.