All Natural resources articles – Page 4

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    Olympic materials Primary

    This resource allows primary school students to explore the difference between a natural material and a synthetic material. The Materials used in different sports for the Olympic Games is then explored.

  • Man drinking water from tank

    Precious water


    New off-grid water treatment technologies are saving lives supplying clean water where there are no taps or pipes

  • Large pile of green lego bricks

    Brick by brick


    From green LEGO bricks to compostable shoes, Fiona Case investigates how Lego and Reebok are making biomaterials mainstream

  • Tractors in a V formation harvesting soybean from a large farm

    Mild method turns common mineral into fertiliser


    Process could cut transportation costs and save farmers money

  • Graphene aerogel floating on water

    Floating graphene cooks up clean water


    Graphene aerogel converts sunlight into heat to produce water vapour at room temperature

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    Candy coatings: edible experiments

    How do beetles help to make certain sweets? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences with this edible experiment.

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    Magnificent molecules



    The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

  • Cartoon - a palm tree and a coconut tree fighting over a banknote

    Palming new notes


    The ethical headache with making new banknotes 

  • A selection of lots of rocks on the ground

    Found in the ground


    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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    Water! Water!

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

    A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers’ notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.

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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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    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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    Interactives rock cycle


    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 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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    Maya and Aztecs: science ideas webs

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

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    Magnificent molecules



    There are no flies on Emma Stoye

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    Experiment with the Vikings


    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.

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    Exploring UK fracking emissions concerns


    Elinor Hughes drills down into how scientists are checking potential greenhouse gas and radioactive emissions from the hydraulic fracturing of shale

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    Manufacturing sodium carbonate

    A worksheet with an account of the Solvay process and questions on the process and raw materials. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process.