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24th February 1995 at 00:00
Understanding Global Issues: World Population: The Biggest Problem of All? Population control can look like a simple equation: too many people equals not enough food and pollution.

But it isn't. This pack, containing comprehensive briefing notes and a wallchart, dissects the issues in greater depth and detail.

Briefing notes Pounds 1.75; the pack: Pounds 5.95 (inc pp). Subscriptions are available. Understanding Global Issues, European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd, The Runnings, Cheltenham GL51 9PQ.

Chemistry and Cookery. What does citric acid do to sherbet? Is it oxygen which makes iron go rusty?

These are two of the vivid, very practical experiments that are presented in this file on materials and their properties at key stages l and 2. Pounds 12 (pp Pounds 2) Northamptonshire Science Centre, Spencer Centre, Lewis Road, Northampton NN5 7BJ.

Tele-Textes. News items selected from the TF1 broadcast Le Journal de 20 Heures are the meat of this video pack for students following A-level, Scottish Higher or similar exam syllabuses.

An 80-page activity book includes transcripts of programmes, activities, back-up material and key vocabulary. Video: Pounds 35.25 (inc pp); activity book: Pounds 5.50 (inc pp). Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Drug education for children aged 4-11; for young people aged 11-18. These quick guides aim to take schools through planning and implementing a drug education programme. The guides are Pounds 7 each (including pp). Daniels Publishing, 38 Cambridge Place, Cambridge CB2 1NS.

A Career in Ecology. The number of careers in ecology, until recently confined to research or education, are proliferating.

This booklet describes them and includes profiles of ecologists. Pounds 6.95 (inc pp). British Ecological Society, 26 Blades Court, Deodar Road, Putney, London SW15 2NU.

Training Manual for Lunchtime Supervisors. As lunch times come to be seen as an important element of children's social and personal development, good supervision during this time is recognised as being crucial.

This pack has material for a number of workshops and includes a videotape. The price is Pounds 50 for schools within the borough of Walsall; Pounds 60 to schools outside (including pp). Walsall Metropolitan Borough, Equal Opportunities Unit, EDC, Field Road, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3JF.

Health Skills for Life: key stage 3; key stage 4. Described as a "compre-hensive whole-school health education resource in two photocopiable packs " these files contain activities, advice and worksheets.

They focus on the physical, psychological and social aspects of health emphasising the concept of empowerment. Pounds 50 each (excluding VAT and pp). Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, Mayfield Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 5PL.

Investigating Weather Data. Containing real data on computer discs, this software file for teachers gives background information, sample activities and useful names and addresses. It is not necessary for a school to have an automatic datalogger.

The material is for key stages 3 and 4. Discs can be used with Acorn, Apple and IBM compatible computers. Pounds 22.50 (inc pp). National Council for Educational Technology, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ.

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