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This series helps students to become critical thinkers and independent, creative problem-solvers by stimulating student thinking beyond factual recall and procedural levels.
The activities engage students in higher order thinking, which involves the application, synthesis and evaluation of knowledge and skills. For example, students will not only be able to recognise Newton’s Laws, but will understand them and be able to apply them to solve new problems.
Use Instant Lessons to supplement your existing resources, to extend student capabilities, for revision purposes, or for class work when the regular teacher is absent.
- Film canister cannons – Newton’s 1st and 2nd laws of motion, projectiles and catapults
- Reaching for the sky – Bernoulli’s Principle and things that fly
- Burglar alert – Unlocking the ‘mystery’ of the electrical circuit
- Keep the heat – The kinetic theory of matter in terms of what’s ‘hot’ and what’s ‘cold’
- Robust rafts – Balanced forces, unbalanced forces and Archimedes’ Principle
- Is it science or is it magic? – The ‘lazy’ nature of matter and the rules of moving
- Under pressure – The atmosphere according to Charles and Boyle
- Spaghetti science – Newton, structural forces and the manipulation of materials
- Daredevil eggs – Collisions and the conservation of energy and momentum
- Plastics to the test – Separating mixtures by searching for the differences
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- Secondary - Senior
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