...inspiring classroom discussion in contemporary science
A resource devloped as part of the Citizen Science project at @ Bristol for teachers on how to get the most from facilitated classroom discussion, with tips, tricks and debate format ideas.
This is an excellent new resource from the BBC!
The BBC learning zone has created a fantastic library of over 5,500 video and audio clips from their programmes. Each clip has been handpicked by teachers and mapped to the curriculum.
It is really simple to search for clip either by subject or topic. Alongside each clip is a full description written by a subject expert together with simple ideas on how to use the material in your lessons.
The clips can be played via interactive whiteboard or can be played as a hyperlink into a presentation.
All of the BBC's Science and Nature TV and radio programmes avaialble on BBC iPlayer.
A good resource for starting a discussion.
This video on the Grand Illusions website shows all the large aircraft flights in the world, over a 24 hour period. Each aircraft is shown as a little yellow dot. The video has been speeded up, so that 24 hours takes only 2 minutes on your computer screen!
The video would be an excellent way of introducing how air travel might be a contributory factor to Climate Change.
You can see that it is summer in the northern hemisphere from the sun's footprint over the planet. You can see that the sun did not quite set at the north pole, and did not rise at all at the south pole.
At the start of the video, you can see all the air traffic heading overnight from the US to Europe. Later on, as it becomes light in the US, you can see all the planes from Europe heading west towards the US.
It was originally created by the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) in collaboration with the Swiss Technorama Science Centre in Winterthur, Switzerland. You can see the original here - http://radar.zhaw.ch/
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