A short article based on an extract from Topics in Safety, Topic 17 (Electricity), which is freely available to Association for Science Education (
ASE Health and Safety Group
In this article we show how similar principles can be used to move a polystyrene ball in a circular path.
Matter can be described and explained in a number of ways, using models of increasing complexity depending on the intended audience.
Wave power is continually available around our shores but remains an untapped resource on the commercial scale, this article provides an overview o
Finding an old notice on a canal towpath inspired a consultation with colleagues and search for evidence in an old book to help us look into how th
A teaching module to introduce students to a feature of the nature of science (analogies and models) through learning about a curriculum topic (ele
Keith S. Taber
Forces, motion, electricity, atomic physics and wave effects can be illustrated using outdoor student activities.
Analogies relating to electric circuits can aid understanding but the limitations of such analogies should always be considered.
Mark D. Walker
Learn how to set up a hydrogen fuel cell by extending an activity most schools already do – the electrolysis of ‘water’.
Well, of course you know that a battery is made of cells in series, but I have just discovered a great way to show this to a class.