All Curriculum for excellence: topic SCN 2-17a articles

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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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    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 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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    Modelling sedimentary rocks

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

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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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    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.