Topics:

A. Scientific Inquiry
B. Science and technology in society

A. Scientific Inquiry
1 - Reasoning in science
URL: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_scimethod.html
Teacher's Description: What is scientific method? The language is occasionally uncritical (e.g. a Theory has loads of experimental evidence)

2 - Investigating in science
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~n.j.f/Y7science/y7investigating.html
Teacher's Description: A 5 step guide to good practice. Each step links to all the material needed for a lesson on the chosen skill.

3 - Scientific method
URL: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/biology/glacier/scientific_method/
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive tutorial and exercise about the scientific method and its use.

4 - Nature of Science - Scientific Method
URL: http://www.quia.com/cc/65726.html
Teacher's Description: An activity uncovering matching pairs of cards. One spelling error (scienctific).

5 - Standardising testing
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=259&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DPhysics%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DVariables%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DPhysics%26topic%3DVariables%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 3min25s video on the standardised testing performed to ensure quality control in manufacturing,

6 - How geeky are you?
URL: http://matthewbarr.co.uk/geek/
Teacher's Description: All good scientists should know how geeky they are! Complete the test and afterwards find out which muppet character you are. follow the link.

7 - Experimenting with the scientific method
URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001402F/
Teacher's Description: A basic introduction to experimenting with the scientific method put together by pupils.Please note that researching should be an on-going process and does not stop when you have made a hypothesis. The link to the first of the two references does not work.

8 - Scientific studies: logic
URL: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_logic.html
Teacher's Description: An explanation of logical, deductive and inductive reasoning. Aspects of the treatment are rather simplistic. In particular, an impression tends to be given that qualitative observations cannot be rigorous and are always of little or no value.

9 - The physics of Aristotle versus the physics of Galileo
URL: http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/aristotle_dynamics.html
Teacher's Description: An introduction to the ideas of Aristotle on motion and how Galileo's ideas laid the foundation for their overthrow.

10 - How does a scientist work?
URL: http://education.jlab.org/qa/experiment_01.html
Teacher's Description: A short piece on

11 - The scientific method
URL: http://sciencefairproject.virtualave.net/scientific_method.htm
Teacher's Description: A page explaining the scientific method.

12 - An investigative approach to science
URL: http://www.ise5-14.org.uk/Prim3/New_Guidelines/Investigations/Menu.htm
Teacher's Description: 4 links to pages on an investigative approach to science.

13 - Scientists at work
URL: http://www.mylinkstolearning.com//saw.htm
Teacher's Description: A page of ideas, activities and links to develop scientific skills.

14 - Scientific method flowchart
URL: http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/tools/pbl/scientific_method.html
Teacher's Description: A scientific method flowchart.

15 - Life
URL: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/SeeingScience/Life/KS3/24313.aspx
Teacher's Description: 2 lessons that will allow pupils to explore how scientists work to control the outbreak of a disease.

16 - Scientific method steps and song
URL: http://www.slideshare.net/ageller/scientific-method-steps-and-song
Teacher's Description: A powerpoint presentation on the scientific method. Slides 3 - 10 are useful, includes a little mnemonic.Sound clip does not work.

17 - Why learn science?
URL: http://www.wonderama.org/why.htm
Teacher's Description: Why science is important.

18 - What not to do lab
URL: http://expedioscientiam.net/school/resources/
Teacher's Description: A pdf file containing a picture of laboratory chaos and a worksheet to identify the 36 dangers.

19 - High school safety web pages
URL: http://www.chem.unl.edu/safety/hslabcon.html
Teacher's Description: Links to illustrated pages on general safety, safety equipment and student use of the laboratory.

20 - Scientific method
URL: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/scifairstudio/handbook/scientificmethod.html
Teacher's Description: A detailed explanation of the scientific method.

21 - How scientists work?
URL: http://schoolweb.dysart.org/TeacherSites/uploads/4847/PDF%20Part%201%20How%20Scientists%20Work.pdf
Teacher's Description: A pdf file that could be converted into a powerpoint presentation.

22 - Scientific attitudes
URL: http://scifair.ednet.ns.ca/AVRSF/Attitudes.html
Teacher's Description: A page on good scientific practice.

23 - Top ten lady inventors
URL: http://www.null-hypothesis.co.uk/science/strange-but-true/item/top_ten_female_lady_inventors
Teacher's Description: A list of the top ten lady inventors and links to their biographies.

24 - Chemistry safety quiz
URL: http://daphne.palomar.edu/safetyquiz/safetyquiz.htm
Teacher's Description:18 Chemistry safety questions. You do not need to enter a name. Back to top

B. Science and technology in society
1 - Live at 5: NanotechnologyURL: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/cineplex/live5.html
Teacher's Description: A video introducing nanotechnology. Click 'back' to discover more.

2 - The spice of life
URL: http://whyfiles.org/070spice/index.html
Teacher's Description: A website about the science of spices.

3 - Driver-less car
URL: http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17137.html
Teacher's Description: A page and video about a driverless car.

4 - Science news for kids
URL: http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/
Teacher's Description: A science news website for children.

5 - How a computer hard drive works
URL: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm
Teacher's Description: 8 pages explaining how a computer hard drive works.

6 - How cell phones work
URL: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm
Teacher's Description: 12 pages explaining how cell phones work.

7 - How robots work
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/robot.htm
Teacher's Description: 7 pages explaining how robots work.

8 - 'Snakebot' navigates its way round slippery problem
URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13053-snakebot-navigates-its-way-round-slippery-problem.html
Teacher's Description: A New Scientist article about how robotic snakes move and their uses, includes 2 video links.

9 - A nanotechnology consumer products inventory
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/
Teacher's Description: An inventory of more than 500 products that involve the use of nanotechnology.

10 - RFID technology
URL: http://www.rfidc.com/docs/introductiontorfid_technology.htm
Teacher's Description: An introduction to RFID technology.

11 - Science Daily
URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/
Teacher's Description: A website bringing you the latest scientific stories.

12 - GCSEase: real science - roller coaster
URL: http://teachfind.com/teachers-tv/roller-coaster?quicktabs_1=0#quicktabs-1
Teacher's Description: A video about the science behind the roller coaster.

13 - In search of giants - the hunt for the Higgs
URL: http://teachfind.com/teachers-tv/hunt-higgs
Teacher's Description: A video about quantum mechanics and the hunt for the Higgs particle.

14 - Dragonfly or insect spy? Scientists at work on robobugs
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/08/AR2007100801434.html
Teacher's Description: An article on the development and possible use of robobugs.

15 - How ASIMO works
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/asimo.htm
Teacher's Description: 7 Pages explaining how Honda's ASIMO robot works.

16 - Robotics minicourse: basics of robotics
URL: http://robots.open.ac.uk/minicourse/
Teacher's Description: An introduction to robotics.

17 - Robotics
URL: http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/robotics/index.html
Teacher's Description: A robotics online exhibition.

18 - What is a Laser?
URL: http://www.bell-labs.com/history/laser/laser_def.html
Teacher's Description:An animated page explaining how a laser works.

19 - Extreme science
URL: http://www.extremescience.com/index.html
Teacher's Description: A website about the science behind world of extremes.

20 - Exploring Leonardo
URL: http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/
Teacher's Description: Explore this site and learn about this fascinating scientist, inventor, and artist.

21 - IBN releases educational Nano-Bio Kits
URL: http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=3846
Teacher's Description: A series of educational kits to help secondary school teachers inject cutting-edge concepts in their lscience lessons. Aimed at students between the ages of 15 and 19, these Nano-Bio Kits feature interactive experiments and lessons on practical applications in nanobiotechnology, drug delivery and medical devices

22 - Soldiers snack on 3-year sandwich
URL: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/04/11/us.food/index.html
Teacher's Description: A sandwich that stays fresh for up to three years could be heading for supermarket shelves

23 - Consumer concern over RFID tags
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4247275.stm
Teacher's Description: A BBC article about RFID tags.

24 - Animated blondes have more fun
URL: http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17134.html
Teacher's Description: A page and video about the difficulties of animating blonde hair.

25 - Runbot
URL: http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17140.html
Teacher's Description: A page and video explaining how a pair of robot legs can learn to walk.

26 - How It Works: Wi-Tricity
URL: http://www.null-hypothesis.co.uk/science/straight-talking/how-it-works/power_transfer_wireless_electricity_WiTricity
Teacher's Description: How wireless energy transfer could be achieved. Check out the home page to access more weird and wonderful science.

27 - 2015 Imagine your world
URL: http://www.ida.gov.sg/About us/20070903145526.aspx
Teacher's Description: Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) is Singapores 10-year masterplan to help us realise the potential of infocomm over the next decade. Back to top