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World Origami Day

30/10/19
Use this video from Great Big Story to introduce your learners to how origami is being used in science (World Origami Day is on 11 November).  Inventor, Manu Prakash, designed this cheap but effective microscope to make it possible for people anywhere to look at tiny things, a task which helps to understand bigger problems.  It’s called a Foldscope, is portable, light and more than 500,000 are being used around the world.  Can your learners think of other ways origami can be used in Science? (Image taken from a video by Great Big Story on the YouTube website)

The science of snowflakes

09/01/20
Use this video and lesson ideas from Maruša Bradač on the TEDEd website about the science of snowflakes to introduce your learners to World Snow Day (19 January).  Do they know how many sides snowflakes have and why they have that number of sides? (Image taken from the lesson by Maruša Bradač on the TEDEd website)

The importance of snow

09/01/20
To focus on World Snow Day (19 January) show your learners this video from Factsma about how important snow is in the lives of humans and the impact of the climate crisis. Can your learners guess why it is so important? (Image taken from the video by Factsma on the youtube.com website)
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