- School Science Lessons
Editor: John Elfick, School of Education, University of
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- This website is linked to UNESCO.org and is
free to download for educational purposes. It contains a
database of school science experiments and investigations in
physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, weather
studies, agriculture projects for primary and secondary schools;
and sexuality education and drugs education.
- It is based on a revision, updating and
expansion of the "New UNESCO source book for science teaching",
1979 edition, UNESCO, Paris. It contains experiments from the
"low cost" science teaching movement, simplified versions of
classical experiments, experiments using locally available
substances and kitchen chemicals, and environmental science.
Some experiments anticipate experiments usually done in senior
high school or college classes.
- The experiments should be "student-friendly"
and "teacher-friendly" because there is no overwhelming
technology. Enough theoretical background is included to remind
teachers of the theoretical context of the experiment. Every
experiment is based on materials listed in a modern commercial
catalogue of chemicals and equipment for use by educational
institutions. The procedures and safety standards are consistent
with instructions issued by Education Queensland (Ministry of
Education), State of Queensland, Australia.
- Table of contents
Science, Maths and Technology
The Role of Practical Work
Table of elements