Stop press! - Science news for next lesson

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.


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Thursday 22 June 2017


Biodiversity - stretch and challenge activity The proposed wall between the US/Mexico border has implications for wildlife. Students could research the habitat and the types of species that exist along the border. Ask students to think, pair, Read more...

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Thursday 25 May 2017


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antibiotic resistance | disease | bacteria | viruses
Ask students to read the following article from the BBC  www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39947141 (The whole programme is available on iPlayer until 16/06/2017 www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08qkz77/michael-mosley-vs-the-superbugs ). The article has  Read more...

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Thursday 06 April 2017


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 are developing Read more...

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Tuesday 07 March 2017


This 3 minute video from the BBC is a fantastic introduction to Mars. We've prepared some questions that you could ask students to answer as they watch. 1. Why did the Romans name the planet Mars? 2. Where does the rusty red colour come from? Read more...
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