Suggested Resources – Science
The following support materials have been collated from third party websites to help your delivery of science qualifications. Whilst we have provided suggested levels and usage, you should check the resources are appropriate for your learners and learning outcomes before using.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv – Resources to support the development of underpinning knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Aimed at the GCSE market, but relevant particularly at Level 2
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/ – Resources to support the development of knowledge within design and technology, including resistant materials, electronics, food technology, production processes/systems and textiles. Aimed at the GCSE market but would be useful particularly for Level 2.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/audio/science/ – Audio clips to support Biology, Chemistry and Physics underpinning skills. Aimed at GCSE market but would be suitable for Level 2 qualifications
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/bang/ – Resources based on the TV programme ‘Bang goes the Theory’ including video clips and teachers’ resource packs. Aimed at 11-18 year olds to teach science in an engaging way
- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcvEcrsF_9zI9AX2fthVs9Pi8Mv-T3En3 – Links to BBC videos to support the development of Biology underpinning knowledge
- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcvEcrsF_9zKk8XQP2zAtwTUW8m9QSG2R – Links to BBC videos to support the development of Chemistry underpinning knowledge
- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcvEcrsF_9zLsgkgR5Pb05uuW0RHHCtDS – Links to BBC videos to support the development of Physics underpinning knowledge
- http://www.mathsisfun.com/accuracy-precision.html – Definitions and examples of accuracy and precision
- http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ ArticleID/6098/Why-Calibrate-an-Instrument.aspx – Article explains what calibration is and why it is important
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09kiX3p5Vek – Youtube video about standard deviation
- http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/pdf/beg-guide-measurement-mech-eng.pdf – Lealfet about measuring skills in engineering and technology
- http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/1DKin/Lesson-1/Introduction – Learning resource related to understanding kinematics
- https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion – Set of videos related to motion including scalars and vectors, displacement, velocity, acceleration and kinematic
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z8wx6sg/revision/3 – Bitsesize revision on the connection between weight, mass and gravity.
- https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/torque-angularmomentum/torque-tutorial/v/center-of-mass – Video resources related to centre of gravity and rotation – including torque
- http://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/age16-19/Mechanics/Dynamics/text/Force_Work_Energy_Power_equations/index.html – Summary of equations related to force, work energy and mass
- http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_2/1.html – Website looking at the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. Includes worked examples and worksheets. Includes power calculations.
- http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/CDA/16plus/copelech2pg1.html – An article with calculations of the relationship between resistance and resistivity.
- http://www.technologystudent.com/joints/matprop2.htm – Webpage about the properties of materials
- http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/blowballast/sub/work2.htm – Interactive resource explaining Archimedes’ principal
- http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/home – Wide range of science activities and resources from Key Stage 2 upwards (so Level 1 to Level 3)
- https://practicalaction.org/science – Resources from Key Stage 2 upwards to support understanding of Science topics, e.g. renewable energy and climate change
- https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/ – Resources from National Geographic covering a wide range of science based topics. Includes video clips
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