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Let’s animate

Age: 14 – 18 Goal: Pupils create gif-animations to visualize chemical processes. What you need: Enough computers Image editing tool (e.g. GIMP) Proceedings: 1. Introduction: Present a chemical phenomenon and give some basic information. GIMP-Tutorial (gif-animation) 2. Pupils’ task: Find out what’s behind that phenomenon. Break it down into its basic components. Visualize the process  Full Article…



A lesson plan from Germany where students use web2.0 tools to debate the uses of Nanotechnology. Description: The pupils should decide in groups on the funding of five projects which cover different areas of research. Only three projects can get the funding. How to do it: students are confronted with the complex topic They are  Full Article…


Make a map

Google maps allows you to pin notes, links and comments to places so instead of writing a worksheet you could create a work map. You’ll need a Google account before you can get started, you can sign up here. On the Google maps site click on “My Maps” and then “Create Map” you can then  Full Article…


Science Songs

A classroom favourite is getting your students to write a song, poem or mnemonic to help them to remember a sequence. This could be the colours of the rainbow (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain), or the planets of the solar system My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets Or the electromagnetic  Full Article…