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Share some science stories

From the combustion of carbon to the synthesis of a vitamin, every chemical reaction has a story. Using web 2.0 tools in the classroom, pupils can research, create and share the  digital story of chemistry. Ask your students to; Create a Social Networking profile for a scientist explaining their discoveries. Find a list of scientists  Full Article…


Looking at landscapes

Use Google Earth (or Google Maps if you haven’t got to grips with Google Earth!) Divide the class into groups and give each group a location. (You can use the line or path function on Google earth to do this) Give the class a series of tasks or questions. The less able group might be  Full Article…


Environmental river project

Thanks to teacher Chris Smit for this one… Use Google Earth for an environmental river project. Locate the source of a river and follow it to the mouth, entering a sea or lake Use the altitude information on Google to calculate the difference in altitude between the origin and the mouth Mark all geographical spots  Full Article…


Geo Tweets

I love this one from Tom Barrett “Use a combination of Twitter and Google Earth as a unique mapping activity or intro to using Google Earth. Ask your Twitter network for challenges, GeoTweets if you will. Do this in advance of the session to give people time to respond. Guide the children quietly – you  Full Article…


What is it?

Describe a material in 140 characters on a microblogging site such as Twitter and see if others can guess what the material is without mentioning the word or Chemical symbol. Could do it in groups and see who get the most right.  With younger primary children this could mean giving them some materials such as  Full Article…