Pokemon Average PostersQuick View

Pokemon Average Posters

A set of three posters aimed at Primary School learners that lay out different techniques for finding averages, using the example of Pokemon Hit Points. The posters cover mean, mode and median methods, include graphs to visually show averages and information about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also included are versions of the posters that are editable in PowerPoint. For these to display correctly users will need to download the following free font https://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Pokemon__Normal.font Key words: Mean, Mode, Median, Average, Graphs, Pokemon Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit http://www.open.ed.ac.uk Authors: Kay Douglas, Tomas Sanders and Rebecca Shannon Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license
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Meteorological Visibility Observations: A User's GuideQuick View

Meteorological Visibility Observations: A User's Guide

This Meteorological Observation Guide has been written as part of a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Research Experience Placement carried out in the School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh. The aim of the research project was to investigate specific aspects of how global climate change affects the climate of Britain. There are two main aims to this project: 1. Conduct visibility observations from Blackford Hill in Edinburgh, observing to see whether in times of anti-cyclonic weather, pollution build up in the atmosphere reduces the observed visibility. 2. Analysis of historical climate models to see how the frequency of anti-cyclones over the UK has changed due to anthropogenic climate change. This guide is part of the former section. The procedure that follows is the procedure used over the period of the project, and the Blackford Hill example used is the actual visibility observation that was conducted. This element of the project is transferable to other locations with a suitable vantage point. The work can be carried out by a class group or as part of a specific scientific project for senior pupils. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit http://www.open.ed.ac.uk Author: James Holehouse Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: Anti-cyclonic weather; Meteorological Visibility Observations; hill; Climate Change; Weather; Climate
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Volcanic Eruptions: an interdisciplinary approachQuick View

Volcanic Eruptions: an interdisciplinary approach

This resource makes use of a variety of educational approaches to introduce learners to volcanoes and various aspects of geology. There are four lessons in this resource that lead on from one another. Lesson 1: Volcano Experiments The Lesson 1 Resource Pack contains instructions for carrying out three experiments that model different volcanic processes. There is a worksheet for each experiment for pupils to complete, containing instructions and questions. There is also a PowerPoint presentation that can be used at the beginning of the lesson to introduce the class to the topic. Teacher’s notes are included for the presentation and experiments. There are also two levels of worksheet included for the experiments to suit different levels of ability. Lesson 2: ‘The Debate to Save Heimaey’ This lesson involves a story-telling element about the town of Heimaey, Iceland which faced a decision over whether to save their town or their harbour when a local volcano unexpectedly erupts. There is a debate element where learners will discuss this issue from different characters’ perspectives. There is a PowerPoint presentation to aid the story-telling element. There is also a creative writing element where learners write a postcard reflecting on their character’s experience of the eruption. Lesson 3: Volcanic Eruption Research During this lesson, pupils in groups research information to find facts about a historic volcanic eruption. The aim of the lesson is for each group to research information about their eruption, and to then present this information visually as a poster, and verbally as a presentation to the rest of the class. This lesson also contains a PowerPoint presentation on Volcanic Hazards and one on comparing Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Teacher’s notes on these presentations are included. Lesson 4: Arthur’s Seat Field Trip This field trip is the final lesson in the Living with Volcanoes series. It allows pupils to combine all the aspects they have learnt in the previous lessons in order to study an extinct volcano in their local area, while also providing the opportunity for outdoor learning. Additional Material: Meet the Scientist Also included in the resource is a ‘Meet the Scientist’ resource about the author of the resource who is currently a PhD students studying volcanoes. It includes a PowerPoint presentation of photos and text and a word document giving a brief biography of Isla Simmons. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit http://www.open.ed.ac.uk Author: Isla Simmons Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license
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Introduction to the BrainQuick View

Introduction to the Brain

‘Introduction to the Brain is a resource that ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum. It includes detailed Practitioner Notes in both MS Word and pdf format, and an activity on learning the parts and functions of the brain. It also contains short biographies of the two co-authors and details of their academic involvement in psychology. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. Authors: Agniete Pocyte & Lorna Camus Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: Psychology, Brain, Lobes of the Brain, Function of Lobes, Activity, Phineas Gage
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'Prejudice Reduction Strategies' Psychology ResourceQuick View

'Prejudice Reduction Strategies' Psychology Resource

‘Prejudice Reduction Strategies’ is a resource that ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum. It includes detailed Practitioner Notes, a PowerPoint presentation and an activity on ‘Practicing Prejudice Reduction’. It also contains short biographies of the two co-authors and details of their academic involvement in psychology. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. The authors also created two other psychology resources aimed at National 5 students: Introduction to the Brain: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-attention-and-advertising-tactics-psychology-resource-11686743?theme=0 Attention and Advertising Tactics: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-attention-and-advertising-tactics-psychology-resource-11686743?theme=0 Authors: Agniete Pocyte & Lorna Camus Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: Psychology, Prejudice, Stereotypes, Discrimination, Contact Theory, Bystander Effect, Cognitive Dissonance, Activity, Open.Ed, Prejudice Reduction
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'Attention and Advertising Tactics' Psychology ResourceQuick View

'Attention and Advertising Tactics' Psychology Resource

‘Attention and Advertising Tactics’ is a resource that ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum. It includes detailed Practitioner Notes in both MS Word and pdf format, a PowerPoint presentation and an activity where learners assess different forms of advertising technique. It also contains short biographies of the two co-authors and details of their academic involvement in psychology. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. Authors: Agniete Pocyte & Lorna Camus Unless otherwise stated, all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: Psychology, Attention, Advertising Tactics, Advertising Strategies, Change Blindness, Mere Exposure Effect, Media, Inattentional Blindness, Pavlovian Conditioning, Classic Conditioning,
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Thinking Detectives Game: The Alps and Climate ChangeQuick View

Thinking Detectives Game: The Alps and Climate Change

Climate scientists are recording a change in the timing and volume of snow precipitation in the Alps. Ski resorts are now making ‘fake snow’ ski runs, either from mains water or from water in alpine reservoirs. In January 2017, some Alpine Ski resorts were at the point of declaring a water drought. This would mean that there would be no ‘fake snow’ and tourists would be unable to ski. Tourism brings employment and economic benefits to Bavaria. If the skiing season becomes shorter, would mountain biking be an option for adventurous tourists? While playing a board game, your learners develop their HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) and discuss whether a fictional ski instructor, Richard Fromm, in the Bavarian Alps, should exchange his skis for bicycle wheels. Included in this guide is ‘Meet the Scientists’, revealing the real climate scientists who are Richard Fromm, Jack Schaeffer and Viktoria Engel. Author: Kay Douglas Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: Climate change, Alps, Germany, German Language, Snow, Skiing, Discussion, Debate, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Game, Maps, Map skills
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Plants: what they need to grow and why we need themQuick View

Plants: what they need to grow and why we need them

This resource is aimed at SCQF level 2 students studying plant germination and decay by microorganisms. Through this resource school learners develop their scientific knowledge, skills and scientific literacy in addition to honing their practical skills. This resource promotes appreciation for the environment and includes five activities, which relate to the second level Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Experiences and Outcomes and Benchmarks. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. Author: Sara Thornton and Tabitha Ewing Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: plants, environment, micro-organisms, ecosystem, photosynthesis, germination, seeds
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LGBT+ Issues - A resource for Secondary SchoolsQuick View

LGBT+ Issues - A resource for Secondary Schools

This is an adaptation of a resource originally created by students in the School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh about LGBT+ identity and associated social, legal and political issues. It is suitable for use with secondary school pupils of all ages. Created by Derrick Ng & Navina Senthilkumar This resource may be reused, redistributed and modified, as long as the authors and the University of Edinburgh are credited. ©University of Edinburgh released under a CC BY license.
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Guide to Descriptive Statistics in GeosciencesQuick View

Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 7-8, (Scottish Advanced Higher, A2-Level, and above) which details the use of descriptive statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
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How to conduct Wikipedia Editing trainingQuick View

How to conduct Wikipedia Editing training

This resource contains two items, a detailed lesson plan and an accompanying slideshow/deck. Created by The University of Edinburgh's Wikimedian-in-Residence, Ewan McAndrew, the plan should assist any Wikipedia trainer in how to run a Wikipedia editing training sessions. If you're located in the UK, please message Wikimedia UK (info@wikimedia.org.uk) to let them know you are planning to run a training session as there are signup sheets, feedback forms and Wikimedia swag materials they can provide you with along with guidance about best practice. They can also potentially link you with Wikipedians in your area to help out at the session.
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Descriptive Statistics: Describing Data & VariablesQuick View

Descriptive Statistics: Describing Data & Variables

A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at SCQF Level 7-8, (Scottish Advanced Higher, AS-Level, and above). Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding of the different terms used to describe data and variables commonplace in literature on the internet. It complements the Geoscience Guides (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
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Descriptive Statistics: AVERAGESQuick View

Descriptive Statistics: AVERAGES

A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at SCQF Level 7-8, (Scottish Advanced Higher, AS-Level, and above). Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding and application of ‘central tendency’ in fieldwork, assignments and examination questions. It complements the Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
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Descriptive Statistics: DISPERSIONQuick View

Descriptive Statistics: DISPERSION

A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at SCQF Level 7-8, (Scottish Advanced Higher, AS-Level, and above). Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding and application of the ‘spread of data’ in fieldwork, assignments and examination questions. It complements the Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
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Environmental Sciences: GraphsQuick View

Environmental Sciences: Graphs

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 8, (Further and Higher Education)which details the use of graphs in the field of environmental science. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application of mathematics. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords Science/data handling / graphs Biology/data handling/graphs Environmental science /data handling /graphs OER, EdUniOERGeo
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Christian Parables teaching resource.Quick View

Christian Parables teaching resource.

These are teaching resources for use in Religious and Moral Education, and describe some of the parables of the Christian faith as told in the New Testament. Although the resources have been created in consultation with Education Scotland and Scottish school teachers, we hope they will also be useful to teachers in other parts of the UK (or even beyond). The resource is structured to meet the Education Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence standard for RME. The resource is divided according to the three structuring principles of the experiences and outcomes for RME in Scotland: Beliefs, Values and Issues, and Practices and Traditions. Keywords are also provided to indicate the particular relevance of the story. The file contains six parables in PDF format, sorted by the principles stated above, and an introduction to parables. Resources provided as part of the project Approaching Religion Through Story are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. They are free to use, copy and adapt for all non-commercial purposes. More RME resources can be found at http://www.storyandreligion.div.ed.ac.uk/schools/resources/ , and more OERs from the University of Edinburgh can be found at open.ed.ac.uk .
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Environmental Sciences: Inferential StatisticsQuick View

Environmental Sciences: Inferential Statistics

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 8, (Further and Higher Education) which details the use of inferential statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
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Environmental Sciences: Scientific InvestigationQuick View

Environmental Sciences: Scientific Investigation

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 8, (Further and Higher Education) which details scientific investigation and the methodology used in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography and science (particularly biology). Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/ Investigation/AH investigation Chemistry/Investigation/AH Investigation Environmental Science/investigation/AH investigation OER, EdUniOERGeo
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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - Information pack for Students and TeachersQuick View

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - Information pack for Students and Teachers

This is a resource pack designed for pupils and teachers of CfE Higher Human Biology. It covers the effects and causes of cardiovascular disease, and medical methods for preventing it. The resource was written with the help of medial professionals and provides a detailed, evidence based and yet accessible look at the subject of cardiovascular disease.
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Guide to Inferential Statistics in GeosciencesQuick View

Guide to Inferential Statistics in Geosciences

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 7, (Scottish Advanced Higher, A2-Level) which details the use of inferential statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
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Environmental Sciences: Descriptive StatisticsQuick View

Environmental Sciences: Descriptive Statistics

A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 8 (Further and Higher Education), which details the use of descriptive statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
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