Monthly Archives: Mar 2015

Herd Immunity

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#100WCGU #172 – storm

Finally, getting back in the swing of the 100 Word Challenge. This week the prompt was ‘when the daylight returned the king was dead’

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It was a wild morning in the hills. The wind whipped around, a storm was clearly brewing. The sun tried valiantly to get through the cloud, to no avail. It got darker and darker, and a piercing scream was heard. After an hour the storm passed. When the daylight returned the king was dead, lying at the bottom of a steep gully on the hillside. He had been out for a walk when the storm arrived, trying to take the perfect photo of the sky. His camera lay beside him, and when the film was developed, a shadowy figure appeared on the final shot.
Did he fall?

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Clean air 4

This week we were looking at the effects of acid rain on the environment – tricky without the vocab in place already!

The experiment involved putting acid onto marble chips and observing the bubbles/fizzing and the size change of the chips. To check the students knew the words ‘fizz’ and ‘bubble’ they listened to a glass of coke first and described what they heard

Clean air (4) powerpoint

marble chips acid worksheet

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clean air 3

Week three and we burned a range of fuels – causing all sorts of people to come and check what the smell was!
Students were able to overcome fears of fire, light matches and use wooden splints/spills to try and light the other fuels that we had.
We then talked about what poor air quality looked like, and watched a short video clip of people in China wearing masks and looking at the smog

Clean air (3) powerpoint

which fuel is best worksheet

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#csciteach recording 2015

Jan – ASE conference, Teachmeet
Feb – SENTeachmeet, presenting on use of language in science

March – Physics collective, writing lists relating to physics and engineering content for a level specifications

June – writing for EiS about teaching science to students with SEN

july – textbook writing

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