Cryptography – a brief history

Cryptography – a brief history

This lesson, created by Computing in the Classroom student Stirling McGee, teaches early secondary school learners about cryptography using historical examples. Cryptography Presentation

Scotland’s School Data

Scotland’s School Data

Have you ever thought about rummaging through the publically available data on school education in Scotland?  It is now available in a very digestible format with lots of easy to follow visualisations. Here are some links that would be of interest to you... Covid19...

Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Some teachers have been trawling the web for resources to use in and around the classroom, especially during the covid-19 period. The pedagogy around distance/remote, online and blended learning has most certainly developed over the past 6 months with more to come!

Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes

It is amazing what pops up on news feeds when we have a weather event. There is a website that tracks lightning strikes in various parts of the world. I still need to look in more detail at how the data is gathered but this might be a good project for some of our...

literary responses to COVID-19

literary responses to COVID-19

For literary responses to COVID-19 from writers around the world, check out our Voices from the Pandemic series. This resource is for teachers, learners, parents and carers to use in Expressive arts / Health and wellbeing / Languages / Religious and moral education for Probably Early level / First level.

Discover Sharia and Islamic law

Discover Sharia and Islamic law

Discover Sharia and Islamic law, and learn more about some of the diverse roles they play in Muslim life. This resource is for teachers to use in Religious and Moral Education for For teachers of RME/RMPS at all levels..

Upside-down Faces

Upside-down Faces

Several parts of the brain are responsible for the recognition of aspects of the face. The fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobe does, however, appear to be particularly important in facial perception. In particular, the brain is exceptionally sensitive to small changes...

Edinburgh Maths Circle

Edinburgh Maths Circle

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join us for an afternoon of fun and stimulating hands-on mathematics. This post gives you instructions to sign up to the mailing list to be notified of future events.

The April Maths Circle has been cancelled due to the current situation. 

If you would like to be notified of future Maths Circle events, you can subscribe to the Maths Circle mailing list. To do that, please send an email to sympa@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk with no subject, and text:

SUBSCRIBE edinburgh-maths-circle Name Surname QUIT

You will then receive an automatic email, asking you to confirm your subscription.

If you need any further information, please contact Francesca Iezzi by phone (0131 650 5842) or email (francesca.iezzi@ed.ac.uk).

Sustainability and Conservation

Sustainability and Conservation

Sustainability and Conservation is a relaxed and fun way to engage students in sustainability and conservation subjects. The topics of wildlife, nature art, habitat loss, scientific methods and waste and pollution are covered. Hands on activities the learners enable the learners to apply these themes into their daily lives by exploring nature. Through five workshops they will become ambassadors of conservation and sustainability and will be able to teach their family and friends about it. This resource is for teachers to use in Science/IDL for Second (P5-P7).

Volcano, continents and oceans

Volcano, continents and oceans

Properties and uses of substances, Earth’s Materials, People Place & Environment. This mini resource comprises 2 sessions (or one afternoon). Session 1 uses songs to name and locate the continents, oceans and Pacific Ring of Fire. Session 2 involves a reaction of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to mimic a volcanic eruption. This resource is for teachers, parents and carers to use in Science IDL for Second (P5-P7).

Fertilisers in food production

Fertilisers in food production

Brief project covering both the life cycle of plants and where food comes from. The project involves growing baked beans ingredients and includes different recipes for having a baked bean “bake-off”. This resource contains a class workbook and a practitioner’s guide. This resource is for teachers, parents and carers to use in sciences IDL for Second (P5-P7).

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