Take this approach to practical work to ensure students are learning, not just doing
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Lucia analyses museum objects to help the Victoria and Albert Museum curators understand, date and authenticate them.
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How to structure lessons to get your students to look at ‘the science’ and pick out supporting reasons
Try this proven approach to remote teaching with your science classes
Nicholas discusses his challenging work bringing together scientific fields to ensure that their company’s chemicals are used safely and comply with strict rules and regulations
Vicki examines how tiny nanomaterials present in everyday products such as medicine, electronics and clothing interact with our bodies to ensure they are safe to use or consume
Calum helps ensure public safety through the toxicological testing of everyday items like food, cosmetics, electronics, medicines and textiles to ensure they are safe to use and consume
Nina Notman gets a feel for the high-tech fabrics that can help us maintain our preferred temperature
Which material makes the warmest jacket? Investigate the insulating properties of various materials with this activity for ages 7–14
How independent research projects will benefit you and your students
Joni investigates biological samples for the presence of drugs and alcohol and also examines evidence seized by the police
Ask students to plan experiments, record data and draw conclusions in this practical activity
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In this practical activity, students will monitor reactions of acids and develop a theory to explain their observations
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Cover core safety information, skills and apparatus with this visual aid to common laboratory techniques
Try these activities to help design your lessons on smart materials. Explore the topic using this simple demonstration of polymers and salt.
In this activity students devise and carry out experiments to test possible reasons for adding salt when cooking vegetables.
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