Science - Bad noise and climate tasks

30th September 2011 at 01:00

What is it?

"KS4 Classroom Resources - How Science Works" is a collection of Teachers TV videos in which contemporary scientists and educational experts come together in an exciting approach to the most challenging aspects of GCSE science. They cover a range of topics that will interest Scottish classes too - sound, climate change, volcanoes, the human body and engineering.

Getting started

There are two programmes on sound. In How Science Works: Bad Vibes, 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. Bad Vibes looks at what the worst sound in the world is, and how you can find out. In How Science Works: Chasing the Wind, astrophysicist Dr Maggie Aderin leads a research project into climate change using an instrument that measures wind patterns from space, while in Music's Energy Footprint, energy and climate researcher Catherine Bottrill works with the UK music industry, helping it to reduce its carbon footprint. In a further two episodes, teachers are given a guide to using Ms Bottrill's online software for managing carbon emissions at home and at school, and Mariusz Stochaj from Continental Clothing talks about how they have reduced the carbon footprints of their T-shirts by 95 per cent.

Taking it further

Other videos in this collection include two programmes on Journey to Etna - Civil Protection, and Lava Flow and Gas Emissions; five programmes on Asthma on the Run and one on How Science Works: Engineering Gold.

Where to find it

www.tes.co.ukscience-classroom

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