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
Anne Buckley and Kim Harvey explain how playdough can provide a fun way for children to learn the basics and conduct further enquiries.
Even though hazards are associated with the radioactivity of the actinides, there are many useful applications of these elements and their compound
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
A simple way to demonstrate that gases have mass.
Learn how to set up a hydrogen fuel cell by extending an activity most schools already do – the electrolysis of ‘water’.
The study and understanding of paleomagnetism has been pivotal in the development of the theory of plate tectonics.