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"Science - the Endless Frontier", Vannevar Bush
"Science offers the best answers to the meaning of life. Science offers the privilege of understanding before you die why you were ever born in the first place", Richard Dawkins

Fourways Farm DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education
A great cross-curricular resource, ideal for combining science and literacy. Fourways Farm DVD is an award-winning animated series of farm stories, each one containing a basic scientific concept suitable for children of this age to explore and investigate. All three series are available in this 2-disk set, making it even easier to use. It's a great cross-curricular resource, ideal for combining science and literacy. The delightful characters featured in the series are voiced by Martin Jarvis. Curriculum Connections: Materials, Scientific enquiry, Changing materials, Energy and forces, Life processes and living things, Technology, Literacy. Added value: contains 5 extra stories from Series 3, includes embedded support material. The Fourways Farm DVD features 25 x 10 minute programmes. Series 1: 1. Who's Been Eating?, 2. A Drop of the Hard Stuff, 3. Material Differences, 4. Ups and Downs, 5. The Sound of Music, 6. On Reflection, 7. Moonstruck, 8. Falling Upwards, 9. Sunflowers, 10. Three of a Kind. Topics covered in Series 1 include: Grouping of living things, Water and ice, Freezing and melting, Properties of different materials. Series 2: 11. Floating and Sinking, 12. Buried Treasure, 13. Appropriate Measures, 14. Animal Magnetism, 15. Gauging the Weather, 16. Birth and Death, 17. Paws for Thought, 18. Snow Problem, 19. Hot and Cold, 20. Shadow Play. Topics covered in Series 2 include: Floating and sinking objects, Decay and food preservation, Units of measurement, Magnets and magnetic objects. Series 3: 21. Colours, 22. Sickness and Health, 23. Changes, 24. Four Seasons, 25. Wind and Air. Topics covered in Series 3 include: Mixing colours to make new ones, Staying healthy, Cooking and Changes in appearance, The seasons, Air and flight. FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.
Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 2, Scottish Level C
Age range: 9 -11

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Gale Science in Context

Gale Science in Context

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.

From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Science in Context delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

More than 22,000 topic overviews
7,000 biographies
1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
16,000 images and videos
170+ detailed experiments
8,100 biographies
Two dictionaries

And to support secondary teachers, Science in Context features the Science Standards search of full-text results linked to national and state science standards for grades 9-12. Science Standards allows educators to search for content aligned to the most current state and national high school science standards. Standards are linked to one or more Gale vocabulary subjects, creating a dynamic search that will change as new content is added. You'll find:

National Science Education Standards links
Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy links
Customized links to state standards
Individual sets of state standards are listed and detailed, with aligned Science Resource Center results automatically linked and ready for your review
Prices change 1st April each year.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 14-16+

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Healthy Living for Younger Children DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education
This compilation will help younger children identify and understand the role of the 5 senses. They will also learn about what to eat to stay healthy and how to keep fit, safe and well. This DVD is divided into 3 sections. The Sensations - 5 x 10 minute programmes: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, Touching. The Lunch Bunch - 5 x 10 minute programmes: Food Fun & Facts, Bread & Cereals, Fruit & Vegetables, Milk & Dairy Products, Festivals. Look After Yourself - 5 x 15 minute programmes: Keep Clean, Eat Well, Keep Fit, Keep Safe, Know How You Feel. Curriculum Connections: developing a healthy, safer lifestyle (KS1 Framework for PSHE, Section 3; promotes eating for health (QCA Schemes of Work for Science, Unit 3A); the role of the 5 senses (QCA Schemes of Work for Science, Unit 1A). Benefits and Features: DVDs offer great flexibility and control; can be used via computer or DVD player and ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard; fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need; PC & MAC compatible; online support material; subtitles (with on/off controls). FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.
Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 1
Age range: 4-7

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Heinemann Explore

Publisher: Heinemann Library
It's all about finding and learning, not just searching. Heinemann Explore Online Modules contain a wealth of written and pictorial resources and offer interactive tests and activities, biographies, key dates and in-depth articles on specific themes covered by students. Covering all the areas of study at KS2 or 3, the online modules offer: thousands of specially written articles matched to the National Curriculum; core text written at 2 levels, perfect for mixed ability classes; interactive tests and activities get the most from the material; thousands of high quality images, written sources, biographies and key dates; web links to relevant sites, saving on research time. Interactive Whiteboard compatible. Available for: KS2 Explore Active Science, KS2 Geography, KS2 History, KS2 Science, KS2 Young Explorer, KS3 History, KS3 Science, History for Scotland. See also separate entries for Heinemann Explore CD-ROMs available for: Young Explorer, Science, History, History for Scotland and Geography. Discounts available for multiple year subscriptions - please contact us for prices
Format: Online
Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 11-14

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Heinemann Explore Science

Publisher: Heinemann Library
Structured, integrated approach to science & ICT. Specially commissioned differentiated new text that follows requirements of National Curriculum. Contains thousands of articles, relevant images, tests, web links, biographies and written sources. Interactive Whiteboard compatible. Titles for KS2 or KS3: Life Processes & Living Things, Materials & their Properties, Physical Processes. Also available Online - see Heinemann Explore Online - 991408 - for details and prices.
Format: Windows / Mac CD-ROM
Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 7-14
ISBN: 431099162

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Price: 75.00
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Life Processes and Habitats DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education
A compelling introduction to the subject of plants and their habitats that uses photographic techniques to their best advantage. The third series on this compilation examines how nature has inspired many great inventions. This DVD is divided into 3 sections. Growing Plants - 3 x 15 minute programmes: What makes a Plant a Plant?, How Do Plants Grow and Change?, Where Do New Plants Come From?. Four Seasons - 5 x 15 minute programmes: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, All Year Round. Natural Inventions - 5 x 15 minute programmes: Sticky Things, Building Block, What's Around Me?, Getting About, Seen or Hidden. Curriculum Connections: recognising and naming the parts of plants; the need for light and water so that plants may grow; how flowering plants sprout from seeds; the seasons in a range of habitats; the life processes of animals and plants found in the local environment; technologies based on science; how technological developments have contributed to the quality of life of many people. Benefits and Features: DVDs offer great flexibility and control; can be used via computer or DVD player and ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard; fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need; PC & MAC compatible; embedded support material; subtitles (with on/off controls). FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.
Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 1
Age range: 5-7

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New Scientist

New Scientist

Publisher: New Scientist

Continually expanding library of information on key scientific and technological developments of our time. Includes every article, story and graphic published in New Scientist magazine since 1989. It is updated weekly and is fully searchable, with download and print facilities. Designed to meet the needs of schools, libraries, teachers, students and researchers. New Scientist has been at the cutting edge of science and technology since 1956.

With correspondents based in every corner of the globe, no other science magazine can match it's worldwide reach. Offers unbeatable depth of analysis. Editorial team holds 14 doctorates in subjects from astrophysics and marine biology to neuroscience and ecology, making their network of writers and editors the most authoritative in the field of science writing today. Available on the web on an annual subscription basis with access managed by IP address or user name and password, providing unlimited user access.

MAGAZINE Subscription also available. Published weekly (51 issues a year).

Format: Online, Print
Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 11-16+

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Real Science DVD

Real Science DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

These 6 x 25 minute programmes explore a variety of exciting scientific careers to motivate students’ commitment and capture their imagination. Curriculum Connections: Developing Scientific Skills, Science for the needs of Society, Science at Work.

1. Incriminating Evidence - How science supports the police force.
2. Roller Coaster - The mechanical and psychological science of Roller Coasters.
3. Outbreak - How science saves lives tracking and stopping viruses.
4. Pushing the Limits - Looking at the physical effects of forces on the bodies of submariners and pilots.
5. That’s My Baby - The science of fertility treatment.
6. Wannabe Biker - The science and materials used in motorbikes.

How can the Real Science DVD enhance my lessons? The DVD allows you to bring the real world of work into the classroom, giving your students a genuine sense of what it is like to work in the industry - something hard to achieve with text books alone. No more hypothetical case studies - the up-to-date real life case studies on this DVD will motivate and engage students. The examples used will allow your students to problem solve using a real life context. Fresh and fast-paced programmes will engage students and keep them focused. Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need. Compatible with DVD players and computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use with interactive Whiteboards. Suitable for Applied Science.

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 4
Age range: 14-16+

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Science Bank: Chemistry, Physics, Biology DVD

Science Bank: Chemistry, Physics, Biology DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

An invaluable resource bank of practical demonstrations that teachers often find difficult to carry out. Viewers are presented with a clear, close-up view of experimental procedures through 3D graphic explanations. Experiments have a successful outcome and their applications in real life are clearly illustrated. Curriculum Connections: Scientific enquiry, Materials and their properties, Physical processes, Life processes and living things. Supplied on 2 DVDs: DVD 1 contains Science Bank 1, and DVD 2 contains both Science Bank 2 & 3. 22 x 15-minute programmes.

Science Bank DVD 1 - CHEMISTRY: 1. Raw Materials - Crude oil, air (oxygen and nitrogen) and reducing metal oxides. 2. Electrochemistry - Electrolysis of a melt, electrolysis of a solution and electroplating. 3. Patterns of Reactivity - Group I, Group VII and metals. 4. Motion of Particles - Brownian motion, diffusion and changes of state. PHYSICS: 5. Waves - Introduction to waves, reflection and refraction. 6. Electromagnetic Spectrum - The visible spectrum, longer waves and shorter waves. 7. Electricity and Magnetism - Static electricity, magnetism and generating electricity. BIOLOGY: 8. Biological Reactions - Photosynthesis, respiration & enzymes. 9. Cells and Tissues - Animal cells, plant cells and cell division. 10. Energy and Cycles in Nature - Energy transfers in nature, carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle.

Science Bank DVD 2 - Part 2 - CHEMISTRY: 11. Industrial Chemistry - Ammonia and fertilisers, plastics & polymerisation, sulphur and sulphuric acid. 12. Reactions and Energy Changes - Exothermic and endothermic reactions, reaction rates, catalysts. PHYSICS: 13. Force and Motion - Constant speed, acceleration, gravity and falling. 14. Radioactivity - Detection and origin, types and properties, measuring and using half-life. BIOLOGY: 15. Responding to Stimuli - The eye, the nervous system, plant tropisms. 16. Homeostasis - Controlling temperature, controlling water level, controlling blood sugar.

Science Bank DVD 2 - Part 3 - Practical demonstrations from six additional areas of the science curriculum. CHEMISTRY: 17. Atomic Structure - Structure of an atom, atomic number and mass number, electronic structure. 18. Patterns of Behaviour - Introducing the periodic table, noble gases, transition metals. PHYSICS: 19. Circuits - Current and voltage, resistance, Ohm’s Law, changing resistance. 20. Heat - Heat transfer, thermal expansion, specific heat capacity. BIOLOGY: 21. Food and Digestion - Food tests, the digestive system, digestive enzymes. 22. Body Parts - The lungs, the heart, the skeleton.

How can the Science Bank DVD enhance my lessons? Some ideas and concepts can be difficult to represent with two dimensional pen and paper. The DVD employs techniques such as animated graphics to better explain these complex topics. Ideal for demonstrating experiments which would be costly, time consuming or dangerous to set up in class. Fresh and fast-paced programmes will engage students and keep them focused. Using video footage in the classroom will help improve results and supports many different learning styles. Can be used with DVD players and on computers with DVD-ROM drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards.

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 4+
Age range: 14-16+

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Science in Focus: Big Questions - The Nature of Scientific Enquiry DVD

Science in Focus: Big Questions - The Nature of Scientific Enquiry DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

It's a slow, painstaking business unlocking the secrets of the Universe. But occasionally an inspired individual makes sense out of confusion and comes up with a theory or invention that changes the world and our understanding of how it works. Five programmes, enthusiastically presented by Adam Hart-Davis, focus on the lives, work and struggles of scientists who have made those great intellectual leaps. How did they do it? What did they owe to their contemporaries? Why were their ideas so often resisted? What do their stories tell us about the nature of science and scientific enquiry?

Features 5 x 20 minute programmes: 1. Faraday's Famous Inventions, 2. Darwin's Evolution, 3. Mendel and the Gene Splicers, 4. Mendeleev's Dream, 5. Hubble's Expanding Universe. Included FREE with this DVD is a support package filled with over 30 pages of resources. Also available are FREE online programme notes. Curriculum Connections - this programme links to Sc1: Scientific Enquiry - Ideas and Evidence in Science; How scientific ideas are presented, evaluated and disseminated (Ideas and Evidence 1a); Different ways of interpreting empirical evidence (Ideas and Evidence 1b); Ways in which scientific work may be affected by the contexts in which it takes place (Ideas and Evidence 1c); Considering the power and limitations of science in addressing questions and the ethical issues involved (Ideas and Evidence 1d). How can these DVDs enhance my lessons? DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, Can be used via computer or DVD player, Ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard, Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need, PC and Mac compatible, Subtitles (with on/off controls). 5 x 20 minute programmes.

We have been looking for a good quality version of these videos, particularly Mendeleev's Dream for a long time - it's very hard to get hold of. This DVDis perfect. Senior Science Technician, Bromley High School

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 4, GCSE; Scottish Level SG, NQs
Age range: 14 - 16
ISBN: 9781847050106

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Science Source Collection

Publisher: NewsBank Inc
NewsBank ScienceSource (1987 to date) contains thousands of article digests on Life, Earth, Physical, Medical, Health and Applied Sciences. ScienceSource Now with better coverage of important science concepts. Offers The Biology Digest database from 1987+; Comprehensive digests that clarify complex scientific concepts; Appropriate for wide range of users; Important facts, ideas, results, conclusions from original articles; Digests based on articles from 335+ scientific journals & magazines; retrospective collection of 30,000+ digests allow users to track trends & developments, 7,500 new digests, reviews, articles added annually; Information from well-known scientific journals and hard-to-find titles. Prices are based on the number of full time students. FREE TRIAL: this database is available on 30 day FREE TRIAL, simply click on the Free Trial option below and ensure you include your email address on the order form.
Format: Online
Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 11-19

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Scientific Eye: Life & Living Processes DVD

Scientific Eye: Life & Living Processes DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

This compilation showcases the best programmes from the Life and Living Processes units of Channel 4's Scientific Eye series. These documentary style programmes explore a broad range of topics from the natural and human worlds, featuring footage of animals and their habitats, sequences of microscopic life forms and structures, and filmed experiments, as well as time lapse video, cartoons and graphics. They show scientists at work, and the series' trademark approach of asking questions will encourage students to adapt an enquiring attitude to science. Online programme notes for this DVD are available.



Curriculum Connections:
Living things in their environment adaption and competition, classification
Green plants as organisms, Nutrition and growth
Human organisms, Respiration, nutrition and health; cells, organs and body systems; the human reproduction system; the effect of drugs on growth, development, health and behaviour.

Features 10 x 20 minute programmes:
Movement
Cells
Classifications
Drugs and Health
Reproduction
Habitats and Population
Green Plants
Diet and Nutrition
Energy and Life
Microbes and Health

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 11-14

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Scientific Eye: Physical Processes DVD

Scientific Eye: Physical Processes DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

This DVD contains the best programmes from the three Physical Processes units of Channel 4's acclaimed Scientific Eye series. It will inspire viewers to explore the real pleasures of science - discovery, investigation and enquiry. Scientific Eye encourages viewers to adopt an enquiring attitude to science, with investigations set in contexts that will appeal to students, but which are also easily accessible for classroom work afterwards.
Each programme examines a single topic, with individual stories being used to illustrate scientific ideas, with the help of computer graphics, animation and practical demonstrations. The programmes look at the development of scientific theories, discoveries and inventions, from ancient history to the present day. They also consider how different cultures have understood the world around them, examining their interpretation of phenomena such as the solar eclipse. Scientific questioning lies at the heart of the series. The commentary frequently poses questions that will check students' understanding of scientific concepts and test their powers of prediction. Teachers can use freeze-frame to get students to discuss and debate their answers. The programmes explain key scientific concepts using everyday, real-life examples such as electrical equipment from the kitchen and the living room , but also exciting scenarios such as a noisy night club, a glamorous fashion shoot, fearless sky divers, acrobatics in the Big Top, an illusionist's 'magic' tricks - and tracking down crime suspects in a police helicopter equipped with a thermal imaging camera.

Curriculum Connections:
Energy transfer and electricity
Forces
the Environment
Earth and universe
Scientific thinking
Enquiry and communication skills
Contemporary and historical scientific developments
Applications and implications of science.

The Scientific Eye DVD features 9 x 20 minute programmes:
Temperature and Heat - Imaging techniques using infrared; sensing temperature; how thermometers work; temperature, heat and the movement of particles.
Electricity - The principles of electricity, demonstrated using everyday appliances; the invention of the light bulb; converting electrical energy into heat and light energy; the flow of current through simple series and parallel circuits.
Electricity for the Future - Generation of electricity; environmental problems associated with the use of non-renewable fossil fuels; the use of alternative fuels; the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy resources.
Hearing the Sound - Sound waves; comparing the speed of light and sound waves, and the speed that sound travels through air and solid matter; the structure of the ear; how the ear transmits messages to the brain; testing hearing ability using volume and sound frequency variables; the short- and long-term effects of loud noise on human hearing.
Colour - How we see different colours; reflection; the refraction of light through a prism; why is the sky blue and sunsets red? Creating secondary colours using primary-coloured light filters.
Light and Reflection - How eclipses occur; luminous objects and reflection, how we see things; explaining reflection in a plane mirror; communicating with light.
Solar System - The relative position and movement of the planets that surround the Sun; how our ideas of the solar system have changed through history, from the work of Galileo to modern day exploration from home; using the internet to control a robotic telescope.
Air Forces - Balanced and unbalanced forces; an unbalanced force can speed things up or slow them own; friction and air resistance increase when you go faster; the shape of a wing causes the upward force called lift.
Machines and Moments - Erecting a circus big top using simple machines; investigating pulleys and ramps; the turning effect of levers; balanced moments.

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Key stage: 3 & 4, GCSE, Scottish Level: E, SG, NQs
Age range: 11-16+

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Stage Two Science DVD

Stage Two Science DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

2 DVD set covering the full range of sciences taught to pupils aged 7 to 11. Introduces ideas and concepts within everyday contexts. The audiovisual material is ideal for presenting challenging concepts such as the configuration of the planets in their solar orbit, states of matter and forces, as well as featuring engaging footage of animals, plants and their habitats. 27 programmes on 2 DVDs.

Life Processes & Living Things: Animals and Plants 5 x 15-minute programmes; Habitats 5 x 15-minute programmes; Miniworlds 2 x 15-minute programmes; Key Questions 3 x 15-minute programmes.

Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes: The Earth and Beyond 2 x 15-minute programmes; Energy from Nature 3 x 15-minute programmes; Action Forces 3 x 15-minute programmes; Materials 4 x 15-minute programme.

Includes FREE embedded support materials (averaging 20 worksheets for almost every programme) to help with classroom discussions and activities. Curriculum connections: Animal and plant variation and classification, Basic life and living processes common to all animals and plants, Plants' and animals' adaptation to a habitat, and their feeding relationships within it, Micro organisms, the Solar System, Forces in action, Properties of materials, Physical processes.

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 2, Scottish Level SG
Age range: 9-11
ISBN: 9781847050083

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Stage Two Science: Energy DVD

Stage Two Science: Energy DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education
These five x 15 minute programmes from the popular Stage 2 Science series introduce challenging scientific concepts in a meaningful way using real-life examples and practical applications of science in everyday settings, including the home. Complex ideas and processes are clearly conveyed using video footage and animation. Students see children of their own age engaged in investigation and experimentation, acquiring scientific skills and developing an understanding of scientific processes through hands on work. Curriculum Connections: Sources of energy, Electricity, Magnetism, Light and sound.
ENERGY RESOURCES: A group of children enjoy a study trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid Wales, which produces its own energy supply from natural sources. The children investigate different ways of generating power - by wind, water and burning wood. However, the Centre's power supply is limited: unless the children manage their use of energy efficiently during their stay, the lights will go out! They apply the lessons they learnt about energy conservation on their return home. Curriculum Connections: Energy resources are finite, Careful use and conservation can prevent energy waste, Alternative energy sources, Monitoring energy consumption.
MAGNETISM: At the Royal Institution in London, where scientist Michael Faraday made his discoveries about electromagnetism, a clown shows students the difference between magic and magnetism. The "clown", now dressed as Faraday, repeats his experiments and children are asked to predict the outcomes. But which are magic and which involve magnetism? This programme visually demonstrates the effects of this mysterious force. Curriculum Connections: Magnetic force, Magnetic poles, Magnetic and non-magnetic metals
ELECTRICITY: Ellie the Electron, a cartoon character, shows students that electricity can be made from a variety of energy sources, whether renewable or non-renewable. Animation shows how energy is released from burning coal to turn the turbine driving a power station generator. The programme then shows that a full circuit is necessary for electricity to flow, whether it's through overhead cables or through wires in a model circuit in the classroom. Ellie also weighs up the convenience of electricity as a means of providing power against the pollution that can be caused when generating it. The programme concludes with a reminder that mains electricity can be dangerous. Curriculum Connections: Generating electricity, Renewable and non-renewable energy sources, Electrical current, Circuits, Using electricity safely.
SOUND: In a studio, musicians play the sitar and tabla to demonstrate how sounds are made by using their instruments. Using an electronic device, we can clearly see the vibrations made by strings, drums and our own vocal cords. The difference between volume and pitch is clearly illustrated using a range of sounds, from the soft sound of falling leaves to the loud noise of a road drill. The programme also shows how out ears are sensitive to sound by amplifying it and transmitting it to the brain. This is demonstrated by a dancer wearing ankle bells. The dancing is viewed through a bubble screen which vibrates with the unique sounds she is creating. Curriculum Connections: How sound is made, Transmission of sound through materials, How we hear sound, Pitch and volume, Sound waves.
LIGHT: A group of children visiting Techniquest, an interactive science exhibition in Cardiff, speculate on how light reaches us from the stars. The programme reviews how our eyes detect light, clearing up the misconception of light being described as "pouring" or "streaming"/ A race between a light beam and former Olympic sprinter Linford Christie shows us just how fast light travels. Shadows are formed when objects obstruct straight beams of light. In the programme, this process is illustrated by a laser and an eclipse casting a shadow on the Earth's surface. Smooth surfaces reflect light, and curved mirrors form strange images. Students see the processes involved in creating mirrors at a factory. Finally, the programme investigates how light is refracted at the surface of water.
EMBEDDED SUPPORT MATERIAL includes a Resource Book: offering a rich source of ideas for scientific activities in the classroom that follow on from viewing the programmes; and a Teachers Guide: designed to assist teachers in lesson planning for effective use of the programmes in the classroom. It includes programme outlines, learning outcomes, practical activities and investigations. Curriculum Connections: Light travels from a source, Light can't go round corners, Transparent and non-transparent materials, Shadows, Reflection. FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.
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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly ... Launched by Oxford University Press
in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Documentary Film - now available Online. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Over 370 Very Short Introductions are now available as an online resource offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography,monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before. Inspiring services for Librarians. Very Short Introductions cover the following subject areas:

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World Book Online Resources

World Book Online Resources

Publisher: World Book Inc

"Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners - because today's explorers are tomorrow's leader". Range of essential online reference resources for both teachers and students at all age levels.

ACTIVITY CORNER
Offers thousands of fun, hands-on activities for students of all ages. Activities are perfect for cooperative small group or individual projects in the classroom or school library. Teachers can quickly navigate the searchable database to find terrific projects for their classroom based on such categories as topics, cost of materials, age range, or time required. All ages

DISCOVER
Offers compelling resources specifically developed for students reading below grade level due to language or learning difficulties, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. Rich collection includes reference articles, text-to speech capabilities, research tools, and interactive videos. Features easy to read articles on topics of interest to middle and high school students include reading comprehension questions to help students focus on key concepts. Well organised interface with easy to understand content and useful activities help older students grasp important concepts and succeed at their grade level. Ages 10+

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Improve readers' fluency and comprehension with dramatic readings in the classroom, library, or after-school program! Expands proven approaches to enhancing reading skills. By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues and providing valuable tools for educators to apply these lessons effectively, helps students become more fluent readers, better understand core concepts, and more easily internalize content. Ages 7-18

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Engaging online resource for pre-schoolers and children in the early primary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Offers rich resources designed for easy integration into classroom instructional plans and library programming. Ages 3-7

ENCICLOPEDIA ESTUDIANTIL HALLAZGOS
Optimal beginner's Spanish language reference tool, offers all the best elements of World Book Kids: thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, designed to build key language and research skills throughout their education. Only available as part of the Advanced Reference Suite & School Basic packages free of charge. Ages 6-10

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Effective online resource developed especially for primary students. Site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Age 6-10

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First of its kind Arabic language reference website that was developed specifically for elementary aged students through the partnership of World Book Inc. and Jabal Amman Publishers. Features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, and thoughtful hands-on activities to engage young learners. Added-value features such as My Country enable students to connect more easily with the community and world around them by introducing students to such things as local history, culture, and important people through an assortment of interactive games, vivid media components, and age-appropriate articles. Additionally, an English language reference resource is included to open a new world of language and learning. Ages 6-10

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Offers excellent articles and the vast possibilities of World Book media content in Canadian French. Based on the Student Discovery Encyclopedia of World Book, written by experts, to a level appropriate for young users with French as mother tongue, as well as for older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers easy navigation, easy articles to read, thousands of illustrations and a range of fun activities. Provides students with dozens of practical activities that allow young users to participate in research. The resources for teachers, attached to each activity, include a practical lesson plan that incorporates various subjects as part of the basic curriculum. Ages 14+

SCIENCE POWER
Engaging and visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary-age children. With interactive multimedia, teacher guides, and assessments included with each lesson, well suited for use in the classroom, school library, and public library. Features: Teach science topics using interactive, engaging tools, Evaluate student learning with tracked, scored assessments, Use the differentiated content to support struggling readers and ELL students, Improve students' cross-curricular literacy skills. (Prices per Student). Ages 8-11

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