SCIENCE. A-Level Chemistry. This National Extension College course comes as 600 pages in a ringbinder and is promoted as a resource for open and flexible learning as well as for supporting classroom teaching in colleges and schools. It is written for the modular ULEAC and AEB syllabuses for examinations in l996 and beyond.
Pounds 90. NEC, 18 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 2HN.
Modern Chemical Techniques. Instrumental techniques form part of most post-16 syllabuses, but are difficult to resource or illustrate in schools and FE colleges. This video illustrates techniques including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. A copy will be sent free to all UK schools and FE colleges. Further information from The Education Department, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London Feeding the World... .? How can engineering and science help feed the world's growing population is the question posed by this video for the 13-16 age group. It supports, among other areas of the curriculum the development of Attainment Target 1, "Experimental and Investigative Science" together with work in Attainment Target 2, "Life and Living Processes". The method of distribution is still to be decided, but the video is likely to be free. For further information write or fax The Silsoe Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, MK45 4HS. Fax: 01525 860156.
Microsoft Office: Word 6; Excel 5; Access 2. The latest publications from Information Technology Educational Materials (ITEM), these self-instructional guides cover software which is now widely used in secondary schools and often in primary schools. They aim to give a good working knowledge of the programs and build confidence and familiarity through a series of "easily manageable steps". Pounds 9 each; Pounds 25 for the set.
ITEM, The IT Learning Exchange, School of Teaching Studies, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB. Tel: 0171 753 5092.
The Maths Programme. What's the best shape for a tent for a homeless poet? and How do you design a car park? are two of the problems posed in this video from Yorkshire Television which illustrates how mathematics learned in the classroom can be applied in real-life. All the problems are based on numbers, algebra, data-handling or geometry.
Pounds 45. Teachers guide: Pounds 4.95. Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia Ltd, The Television Centre, Leeds LS3 1JS.