All Earth science articles – Page 2

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    Plant science practicals

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    A collection of experiments that cover a number of topics that help students learn and understand the physical and chemical processes that occur in plants. Such as, how water is taken up by plants; how cellulose facilitates passive transport; and the how changes in the concentrations of nutrients in soil, affects plant growth.

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    Mild method turns common mineral into fertiliser

    2017-10-12T09:01:00Z

    Process could cut transportation costs and save farmers money

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    Carbon dioxide gets stoned

    2017-04-27T13:01:00Z

    Locking Earth’s excess carbon dioxide away by turning it into rock

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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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    The water cycle: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘water cycle’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how different liquids evaporate at different rates, and the factors that affect these rates.

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    Rocks and soils: That’s Chemistry!

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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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    If rocks could talk

    2016-12-12T13:28:00Z In association with

    A series of ‘interviews’ with different rocks. From these ‘interviews’ students learn about different types of rocks, how and where in the rock cycle they are formed as well as their defining features. Clicking on key words reveals further information, images and quiz questions. This resource has been developed by ...

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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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    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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    Interactives rock cycle

    2016-06-13T13:51:00Z

    This tutorial gives students information about types of rocks and how they are formed and change as they progress through the rock cycle. The tutorial contains numerous animations and a quiz to test students which provides feedback.This resource has been developed by Annenberg Learner.

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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. 

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    Ancient Egypt: science ideas webs

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

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    The golden age of Islamic science: science ideas webs

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

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:00Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities to incorporate science into your Vikings lessons. Topics include everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use science to investigate Viking life.