Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

What's Hot?: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

What's Hot?: News

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One of this week's resources encourages students to try green chemistry. Sadly, it doesn't urge them to turn into the Hulk (although if you're looking for a superhero, see the Super schooling resource). But eco-friendly chemists are just as cool, right?

1 Business talk

What is it? Activities to help those studying English as a foreign language to talk about the business world

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This PowerPoint contains literacy activities centred on the creation of a new flavour of crisps. It can be easily adapted to different topics.

2 Designated design

What is it? An activity requiring students to think quickly about product design and markets

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This game gives students 60 seconds to design an object for the consumer shown on the slide. It's a great confidence-builder for less- willing children.

3 Victorian vignettes

What is it? A whiteboard presentation and series of images portraying the life of Queen Victoria

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This visual resource helps children to understand what life was like in Victorian times by giving them a snapshot of the monarch's life.

4 Super schooling

What is it? Thorough, cross-curricular resources with a superhero theme

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? A thoughtful term overview and detailed scheme of work are supported by lesson plans across subjects linked using superheroes.

5 Eco-chemistry

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