Clips & Activities

Origami and science

Use this fascinating video from Nova to show your learners how origami can be applied in Science, specifically to predict how proteins fold.  You can use the lesson support ideas to celebrate World Origami Day (11 November) in class. They are designed to be used with 14-18 year olds.  Can they predict what happens if the proteins don’t fold correctly? (Image taken from the Nova video on the PBS Learning Media website)

How NASA uses origami

This inspiring video from Seeker shows your learners how NASA engineers use origami, the old art of paper folding, to develop their spacecraft and equipment. Use it to help you celebrate World Origami Day with your learners on 11 November. Can they work out why it is so useful to scientists? (Image taken from a video by Seeker on YouTube)

Compassionate class project

Use this project from the RSPCA to help develop learners’ emotional literacy and help them learn to consider the welfare needs of animals in order to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). Learners do sessions focusing on pets, wild animals or farm animals, before finally creating an imaginative piece of work. How much will they find out about animals? (Image taken from education.rspca.org.uk website)

Celebrating World Animal Day

Use this video (by Robert E Fuller on YouTube.com) of wild animals sharing his children’s garden climbing frame, to introduce your learners to World Animal Day (4 October) and make them aware of the animals we share our living spaces with. How many of the animals have they seen where they live? (Image taken from the video by Robert E Fuller posted by the Dodo on the YouTube.com website)
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