All Key stage 2: topic C3a 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

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    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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    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 ...

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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.

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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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    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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    Gravestones

    Investigation into the weathering of different types of rock.

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    Science ideas web: Space

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Space. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area of ...

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    Science ideas web: the Victorians

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the Stone Age

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the stone age. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...