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Top Ten Thinking Tactics. Can children be taught to think more effectively? Yes, say the authors of this "practical introduction to the thinking skills revolution". For eight to 12-year-olds this file includes lesson plans, teachers' manual and photocopiable exercises. Priced Pounds 55. Questions Publishing Company, 27 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HH. Tel: 0121 212 0919.

Forces and Effects. Forces experiments can be difficult to set up. To get round the problem this CD-Rom for key stage 3 and 4 contains a virtual laboratory section with around 18 "experiments" to explore concepts including mass, acceleration, stopping distance and momentum on the screen. It also has video sequences, text, graphics, quizzes and animation. For IBM and IBM compatible computers. Pounds 99. BTL Publishing, Business and Innovation Centre, Angel Way, Listerhills, Bradford BD7 1BX. Tel: 01274 841320.

Waiting for the All Clear. Birmingham was a major centre for the manufacture of munitions during the Second World War and suffered extensive Blitz damage. Based round 30 photographs and a cassette tape of local people's reminiscences, this pack for key stage 2 and 3, with teachers' notes and pupils' question sheets, explores the era. Price Pounds 5. Schools Liaison Dept, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH. Tel: 0121 235 3890.

It's All Talk. Described as a resource "to help in your preparation of children for the Speaking and Listening Attainment Target l, particularly in putting them at ease under performance conditions", this photocopiable book for keys stages 3 and 4 contains a series of lessons. Pounds 10. Carel Press, 4 Hewson Street, Carlisle CA2 5AU. Tel: 01228 38928.

Case Studies in Leisure and Tourism: GNVQ Intermediate. Leisure and Tourism was one of the first GNVQs. This file contains seven projects based on customer care. Pounds 47.50. Framework Press, Parkfield, Greaves Road, Lancaster LA1 4TZ. Tel: 01524 39602.

The Horn of Africa. This CD-Rom is for geography GCSE, key stages 3 and 4 and also modern studies and geography at Standard Grade. Issues include health, education and human rights. For PC and Apple. Pounds 35. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Resources Department, 5 Oswald St, Glasgow G1 4QR. Tel: 0141 221 4447.

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