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Browse teaching resources that explore the topics of our videos. All of these resources have been reviewed and approved by secondary science teachers.

Wednesday 29th Mar 2017, 10.45am

Make your own origami rocket

Start your journey of discovery by making your own origami rocket ship!

Down load and print your rocket here (you will need to print on double sided paper and landscape) ...

Brain Development in Teenagers
Friday 10th Mar 2017, 09.30am

Brain Development in Teenagers

As you journey from childhood into your teen years and then into adulthood, your brain is changing in ways that might explain why the teen years can be a bit of a roller coaster. In this animation we take a look at what’s happening in teenagers’ heads and how researchers at the University of...

In these resources, students explore the science behind the effects of drinking alcohol (KS4), play a game to learn more about the processes behind changes in the brain (KS4) and draw conclusions from a real research paper (KS5).
KS4 - Alcohol and the adolescent brain
KS4 - The Brain Game
KS5 - Studying social anxiety
At-home activity: The Brain Game
In this activity students will learn about how alcohol affects the brain and why heavy drinking in adolescence can lead to permanent brain damage.
In this activity students use various models to explain the brain, including playing a game to model the neural strengthening and pruning process that takes place in the brain during adolescence.
In this activity students read a psychology research paper that uses an experimental method to research social anxiety in adolescents. They will evaluate the method and draw conclusion before explaining them in terms of changes in the adolescent brain.
This is a version of the Brain Game designed to play at home, with your family or friends. This activity is a game to model the neural strengthening and pruning process that takes place in the brain during adolescence as described in the animation.