is a particularly difficult concept
to explain. This set of booklets provides
animations, with suggested practical
work and other support. They have been
developed to provide science educators
with clear and consistent ways of talking
about energy. Much of the material can
also be used directly in the classroom
to show key principles, from Key Stage
3 to introductory Post-16.
The booklets each have six sections,
providing support for practical work,
the animations (accessed by clicking
on Visualising The Ideas) and further
teaching notes and information.
Note that, with the exception of instructions
on the animation pages (Visualising
The Ideas) text is written for teachers
rather than for students. Teachers will
need to use their own means of providing
instructions, such as practical instructions,
and other information to students.
Health and Safety
For practical activities, the Science
Enhancement Programme has tried to ensure
that the experiments are healthy and
safe to use in schools and colleges.
It is assumed that these experiments
will be undertaken in suitable laboratories
or work areas and that good laboratory
practices will be observed. Teachers
should consult their employers' risk
assessments for each practical before
use, and consider whether any modification
is necessary for the particular circumstances
of their own class/school. If necessary,
CLEAPSS members can obtain further advice
by contacting the help line on 01895
251496 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resources focus on these key ideas
Click on the section titles to access