S4S Week resources 2015

Teaching resources used as part of Science4Society Week are now available to download from our new dedicated Science4Society website for the latest resources!

Secondary School Template

We have developed a set of resources for secondary schools to use as a whole school package or to use elements as appropriate. The template shows how the lessons relate to each other and follows the pattern of:

Introduction -> Discussion Activity -> Problem Solving Activity -> Practical Activity -> Review 

For example, a school could choose to run all the sessions across a week - starting with the Introduction, followed by the three Activities in science lessons, and concluding with the Review. Numerous other combinations are possible, for example, using the 'Activity 1: Discussion' with Year 8 classes and the 'Activity 2: Problem Solving' with Year 10 classes. 

Further resources are available from other organisations - see the links at the end - so that different discussions, problem solving and practical activities can be included within the overall structure of the week. The choice is yours!

If you choose to use any of these resources we would like to have your feedback - contact us.

Introduction - Tutorial session - ethical science and technology justice

Activity 1: Discussion - Debating pack

Activity 2: Problem Solving - Moja Island - planning the use of renewables to power an island

Activity 3: Practical (Model wind turbines)

Review Tutorial session


Links to Other Resources

Teach Climate Change aims to be a comprehensive and authoritative tool for teaching climate change. It facilitates teachers to select the most appropriate resource for their teaching needs.  The resources are searchable by key stage, subject and climate change category.

Global Dimension aims to support teachers in bringing a global dimension to their teaching by providing access to teaching resources, case studies and background information. The website lists hundreds of teaching materials that support teachers in providing a global dimension to the curriculum. They are published by a range of organisations including commercial, public and not for profit publishers and all resources are expected to meet a set of essential inclusion criteria.

Science UPD8 has a good range of material and resources which are free to secondary school teachers who register. A good tool for getting pupils started on ethical thinking is 'Simpletons: an ethical tool'

Practical Action provide a range of science, design and technology, and geography resources which focus on a whole range of global issues including energy, climate change, food security and disaster rsik reduction.

Oxfam Education includes resources covering topics such as climate change, global citizenship, food, sustainability and social injustice.

I'm a Scientist debates develop students' discussion skills around scientific issues.