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KS4 Classroom Resources - How Science Works
In this collection of KS4 classroom resources, contemporary scientists and educational experts come together in an exciting approach to the most challenging aspects of GCSE science.
- Professor Trevor Cox attempts to find out what is the worst sound in the world. His worldwide internet survey could be the model for a whole new style of scientific research.
- What is the worst sound in the world? How can we find out?
- Astrophysicist Dr. Maggie Aderin leads a research project into climate change using an instrument that measures wind patterns from space.
- Catherine Bottrill is an energy and climate researcher working closely with the UK music industry, helping them to reduce their carbon footprint.
- An insight into Dr. Maggie Aderin’s project.
- A guide to using Catherine Bottrill’s online software for managing your carbon emissions at home and at school.
- Mariusz Stochaj from Continental Clothing talks about how they’ve reduced the carbon footprint of their t-shirts by 95%.
- Clive Oppenheimer looks at some of the ways civil protection authorities in Sicily are using data collected from the volcano to protect the local towns from eruptions.
- Find out how volcanic eruptions result in new rock formations and can also affect the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Ceri Harrop is a biochemist at the University of Manchester specialising in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficulties.
- Using dissected animal lungs Ceri Harrop explains how asthma affects the lungs and how current preventative medicine works.
- Ceri Harrop sets the students a challenge by asking them to create some artificial mucus.
- Ceri Harrop dissects an animal lung and explains in greater detail the structure of the lungs and how gas exchange works.
- Ceri Harrop explains in depth the importance of mucus production in keeping the airways clear.
- Professor Peter Styring takes to the slopes to try out his new self-lubricating skis. The skis were developed by rigorous testing on the slopes and in the lab.
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