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Secondary resources

Science teaching and learning materials for UK students aged 11–16 linked to the curriculum, with accessible resources to bring science to life through real-world challenges and careers links.

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Women and girls in science

Women have contributed to advances in all aspects of science, from computing, to medicine and astronomy. Inspire your students by celebrating discoveries made by women, and encourage them to consider a career in science themselves.

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Hydrocarbons as fuel

In this collection, your class will learn about hydrocarbons as a source of fuel, examining their molecular structure and the processes of fractional distillation and cracking. They will apply their knowledge by making and evaluating a biodiesel and exploring alternative options to fossil fuels. They’ll gain insight into careers in energy resourcing by encountering real people in their roles.

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Meet a health, safety, environment and carbon advisor

Use these resources to introduce your class to a real-life health, safety, environment and carbon advisor- a STEM role for non-science graduates. Use the job role card to understand the necessary skills and qualifications, discover Eirini's job-related preferences, and gain insight into her daily tasks.

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Making and evaluating a biodiesel challenge

In this real-world challenge, your class can apply their knowledge of hydrocarbons to make and evaluate biodiesel. Students will build their knowledge of traditional and alternative aviation fuels. Use the delivery guide and practical guide to prepare the experiments which students can take responsibility for using their logbooks. The skills checklists enable students to reflect on skills they have built.

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Hydrocarbons revision

Consolidate your student’s understanding of hydrocarbons as fuel using this knowledge organiser and accompanying worksheet. Choose either the GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Combined Science version to align with your student's specific needs, and make use of the worksheet to aid in revision, complete with exam-style questions.

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Fractional distillation and cracking

During this lesson, your class will learn about the function and processes of fractional distillation and cracking of hydrocarbons. Use the How fractional distillation works worksheet to structure your student’s notes, plus the poster and summary to consolidate learning. Use the cracking activity sheet to check for understanding of that process.

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Resource planners

See all Energising Futures resources, sorted by topic, for your age group to easily integrate them into your planning.

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Meet a manufacturing engineering intern

Use these resources to introduce your class to a real-life manufacturing engineer intern. Watch the video to gain insights into Murtada’s daily responsibilities, understand the role of internships and the importance of manufacturing interns in the greening economy. Use the job role card to learn the skills and qualifications required for the job.

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Hydrocarbons and their uses

Use this presentation to teach students the structure of hydrocarbons and how their properties change depending on chain length. Addressing the environmental concerns associated with burning fossil fuels and exploring sustainable alternatives. Promote class discussions by facilitating an evaluation of the pros and cons of biofuels usage.

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three slide previews of the deforestation presentation

Effects of deforestation

Can students save the fictional land of Arborica by using their science knowledge to answer questions about climate change? Let's find out!

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