Monday 25 December 2023

Gold - is it an essential mineral for the Green Revolution or not?

The new ELI today continues the 'Essential minerals' series with 'Essential Minerals for the Green Revolution – 7 Gold: an essential mineral – or is it?'

This activity raises awareness of the main world uses of gold and the frequent abuses of human rights in some of the main gold producing countries.

Other ELIs in the series can be found in our 'Minerals' section of the Earth Materials category.

Monday 18 December 2023

Who ate the ammonite?

We continue our fossils theme with 'Who ate the ammonite? - a Jurassic food web - from fossil evidence'.

This activity could be included in any lesson which involves discussion about carnivore/herbivore, predator/prey relationships, building food chains/webs, producers/consumers and trophic levels.

Many more ELIs about fossils and dinosaurs can be found in the Evolution of Life category.

Monday 11 December 2023

Fossils game

 Today the new ELI is another in the 'picturing' series - - - 'Picturing Fossils 2: visualise and draw fossils from a verbal description'.

This activity enhances pupils’ skills of description and interpretation using photographs of fossils. This could form a useful revision activity and is fun to do either with photos or real specimens (which must be kept hidden).

Related activities can be found in our Evolution of life category.