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Up to the minute teaching ideas and activities to keep your lessons up to date and cutting edge!

See below for teaching activities based around current news stories, videos or articles.

by Teachit
21st November 2017



Students now have to learn and be able to apply a long set of physics equations for the new 9-1 GCSE. We have some resources that should help. Teaching ideas To help students get to grips with rearranging equations try Maths skills in Science –... read more

by Teachit
6th April 2017



Teaching ideas – graphene structure, properties and uses http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-21031991 Watch the video and ask students to make notes about its structure and properties. Can they suggest any possible uses? Researchers... read more

by Teachit
28th January 2017



Keywords

particle theory | solids | gases
Teaching idea – changing state Starter activity Ask students if it is possible to turn hydrogen gas into a solid?  If so, what would they have to do to it?  Students could be given a particle diagram of a gas and a solid to help them explain. ... read more

by Teachit
28th January 2017



Keywords

resistance | bacteria | disease
Teaching ideas – antibiotic resistance Increasing strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria are potentially a very serious threat to the human population worldwide. This article provides an excellent starting point to highlight the problems associated... read more

Encouraging girls to think about STEM careers is an important role for schools. It requires a multi-facted approach this article explores ideas for introducing students to women in science and engineering, both historical and contemporary. by Teachit Science editor

by Teachit
7th October 2014



Keywords

working scientifically | women in STEM
Read the OpenLearn article 'Influential women scientists in chemistry' Ask students to work in pairs. They could read the article and take it in turns to underline the names of the women scientists in green. the scientists work in blue the... read more

by Teachit
23rd September 2014



Keywords

disease | bacteria | viruses
Teaching ideas – communicable disease Ask students to read the article and underline the disease causing organisms in red, symptoms in blue and treatment in green. They could summarise the information e.g. as a table, spider diagram etc. Read the... read more

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