Activities: Vintage Collection

The best from our collection of over 1000 activities created by the Mastery Science team for projects like upd8, WIKID and Engage. Curriculum links are to our 5-year, big ideas plan, Blueprint. Subscribe to be notified when more of our vintage collection is published.

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Blood: Damage
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Short description Students are in role as a trainee nurse, treating A&E patients. They have to make models of different types of...
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Pancake: In the Pan
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Short description The head chef, who has a striking resemblance to Gordon Ramsey, wants to put ‘perfect pancakes’ onto his...
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Monster crabs
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Short description Red king crabs arrived in Europe. Huge, and with no natural predators, they competed with cod for food...
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Sankey diagrams
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Short description To meet its energy-saving targets, the government needs millions of drivers to switch from petrol to electric cars....
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To catch a bomber
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Short description Science has a big role to play in helping to investigate terrorist attacks. This activity introduces a forensic...
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Speedy sperm
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Short description Brazilian scientists discovered that coffee makes sperm swim faster, and speculated that caffeine could be used in new...
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Far side Mission
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Short description Students are in role of a new employee at SETI, the organisation leading the search for extraterrestrial intelligence....
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Don't open the bottle
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Short description A hole is placed in the side of a full bottle of water but mysteriously no water escapes...
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Eat Insects
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Short description As human population increases, our appetite for meat grows but very soon demand will outstrip supply. Farming large...
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Chemical see saw
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Short description A balance is set up with two pieces of iron wool. One piece is set alight - it...
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Vitamin D
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Short description This activity is designed to engage a wider range of students. Using the principles of 'science capital', it makes...
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Big bag ban
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Short description The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will...
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Invasion!
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Short description Common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is an invasive plant which is spreading across Europe. Because of illness caused by its...
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Text neck
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Short description New research suggests that smart phone use is seriously damaging our necks. Looking down at an angle places...
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Attack of the giant viruses
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Short description Scientists have discovered a giant 30 000 year old virus still alive under the permafrost. As the world...
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Solar roadways
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Short description Revolutionary roads which stay snow-free, claim developers. A click of a switch they can transform the road into...
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Mammoths extinct
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Short description Scientists have presented two claims: climate change or human hunters. In this lesson students apply their knowledge of...
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Appliance science
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Short description The EU has imposed limits on the power ratings of vacuum cleaners, and further limits on other appliances...
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Grow
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Short description As people live longer the demand for new organs to replace failed ones increases. One possible solution is...
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Frozen
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Short description A beaker is placed on a wooden block and two powders are added together and stirred. After a...
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Car wars
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Short description Imagine it is 2020 and students are about to get their first car. Increased carbon dioxide emissions have...
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Life on Enceladus?
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Short description Evidence from Cassini, a robot spacecraft, suggests that there are oceans of hot water on Saturn’s icy moon,...
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Chocolate money
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Short description Europeans love chocolate - we eat over half the world's supply! The bad news is that we are...
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Ban the beds
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Short description In preparation for a summer holiday many people turn to sunbeds to top up their tan but could...
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Chi wheel
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Short description Can people really move objects through the power of chi energy? In this lesson students test hypotheses and...
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Death to diesel
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Short description Major car manufacturers have fitted software to diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests. In this activity students...
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GM decision
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Short description Following a EU rule change, the growing of GM crops across Europe will increase in many countries. It...
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3 Parents
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Short description The first baby with DNA from three parents has just been born in Mexico. The mother carries the...
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