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Planetary Fact Files

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This is a series of A4 fact cards with questions on each of our solar system’s planets. They are designed to be used as part of a circus activity. Answers are included. These are aimed at higher KS3 and GCSE. I have provided these in a PPT file so as the colour schemes can be altered depending on printer capability. This is a sample of the workshops and resources we have available as part of our Outreach program at Aberystwyth University for the Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences. For more information please visit: https://fbaps-outreach-hub.dcs.aber.ac.uk/index.html
Transit Math Teacher GuideQuick View
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Transit Math Teacher Guide

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Although planets, stars and other celestial bodies move through space in complicated ways, space is so vast that rarely do such bodies collide. However, when someone watches these movements from a distant vantage point, it sometimes looks as though collisions occur because of the perspective. The introduction of Transit Math clearly explains the apparent 'collisions,' eclipses, transits and occultations to middle school students. The variety of concepts in this 44-problem collection includes synodic periods, planetary conjunctions, geometry, fractions, linear equations and probability.
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17 Equations that Changed the World

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Having read Ian Stewart's book of the same name, I decided to make A4 sized posters summarising each of the equations. They're nice to have up on the walls when kids say 'What's the point of Algebra?' If you like this resource then please check out my other stuff on here!
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Comparing Comets

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In this activity, students will compare surface features on the nucleus of two comets, explain some possible causes for differences between the two nuclei, and then list questions that they have about the surface of comet nuclei.
Exploring the Moon Educator GuideQuick View
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Exploring the Moon Educator Guide

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The activities in this guide promote problem solving, communication skills and teamwork. Earth and space science subjects include lunar geology and regolith, distance to the moon, Apollo landing sites and life support systems.
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Space Weather Action Centre

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Imagine being able to monitor the progress of an entire solar storm from the time it erupts from our sun until it sweeps past our small planet effecting enormous changes in our magnetic field. Now imagine being able to do all of this from your classroom-based Space Weather Action Center (S.W.A.C.)! By following the basic steps in the Instructional Guide your class will soon be on its way to accessing, analyzing and recording NASA satellite and observatory data.
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Jupiter’s Family Secrets

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Explore the secrets of Jupiter with this resource from NASA Education. The module showcases how the Juno mission will unveil Jupiter's deepest secrets, including clues about how our solar system formed and Jupiter&'s unique traits.
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Solar Energy for Space Exploration

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This activity from NASA offers an interesting context in which students may apply their understanding of energy concepts such energy transfer, electrical power and circuits. National Standards state that students in grades 5-8 are to have an understanding of these topics. Trying to solve the problem of how to provide solar energy for the ISS and for research habitats on the moon and Mars presents an excellent way to introduce and reinforce the unique position of Earth in the solar system.
Life After Death NDE's and  reincarnationQuick View
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Life After Death NDE's and reincarnation

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Life After Death is a fascinating aspect of the curriculum, I have selected some interesting and informative articles about reincarnation and Near Death Experiences, looking for the most serious scientific explorations of these important subjects. 'Proof&' includes - writing match from one life to the next, people born blind who see the room when having out of body NDE&';s and people who are completely brain dead - no activity in the brain at all - when experiencing NDE's
'Is it fair?' - questions of justice and rightsQuick View
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'Is it fair?' - questions of justice and rights

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A range of resources to use when planning a unit on questions of human rights justice, suffering and the age old issue of 'Is it Fair?&' The oxfam unit is excellent and I have made a worksheet for our students to create cards inspired by the ones created by the students at the school in South Africa which is featured in the Oxfam resources.
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Blog for October 2012

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in haste - the prev site is full so starting another. Sorry not a regular blog at the moment, Life is a bit hectic. Bella-the kitten who just caught a mouse at Mums is sitting on my knee purring like a steam engine, very proud of herself. Love and Peace DurgaMata
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STEM Choices

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A resource pack for careers education and information, advice and guidance practitioners. Produced by the Centre for Science Education. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
Moon Power -- Energy and PowerQuick View
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Moon Power -- Energy and Power

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One day humans may live and work on the moon for weeks or even months. Energy and power will make it possible to travel to and live on the lunar surface. Humans must choose the appropriate energy source and technological means to produce that power. In this unit of 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate/Extend, Evaluate) lessons, aligned to national education standards, students learn the relationship between power, energy and electricity.
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Microgravity Teachers Guide

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This teachers guide contains excellent background information accompanied by classroom activities that enable students to experiment with the forces and processes that scientists who study microgravity are investigating today.
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Optics: Light, Color and Their Uses Teacher Guide

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This guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction. Activities are marked by age level.