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Library

Hello and welcome to the Faraday Schools Library.

Here you will find a wide range of videos and articles written by both experts and students to browse.
 

Did the Big Bang really happen?

Professor Jim Al-khalili, Physicist, says why ‘at the moment’ (based on current evidence) he thinks the Big Bang theory is correct.

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Coke Fountain

Starting with Yr7 students demonstrating a coke fountain, this video explains that science is all about observations.  The scientific concepts of experiment, theory and hypothesis are introduced.

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Raisin Ballet

A lively demonstration of how raisins appear to ‘dance’ in a glass of lemonade; repeatedly rising to the top of the glass, then sinking to the bottom.

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How do we know what we know?

How do we know what we know is true?  How can we test our knowledge?

Scientific investigation is a good way to test certain types of knowledge.

Biologists Dr Denis Alexander and Professor John Bryant talk about how science helps us to …

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Exciting news … our re-designed website, www.faradayschools.com is now ‘live’

Exciting news … our re-designed website, www.faradayschools.com is now ‘live’ providing fresh and lively resources for instant use in the classroom this autumn!
The following stills taken from the videos give a flavour of the topics covered on the website.

Year 8 pupils at Maiden …

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What Is Time?

Our common everyday view of time is actually an out of date one.

It goes back to Isaac Newton, who believed that time was something independent that we have no control over. That time goes by at a constant rate (someone once said: at a rate of one second every second – stupid thing to …

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Conversations with Darwin

Mr Charles Darwin takes some entertaining phone calls
Suppose Darwin had had access to a phone. Who would he have phoned and what would he have said? Who would have phoned him and what would they have said? Shelford School put their imaginations to work.

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How did life begin?

By David

Science is often looked at as the search for truths and religion is looked at as being the search for ideals, therefore making them very different topics. I do not look at it like this, however, as I think …

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How life started

By Cameron

In Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein, the doctor creates life from old body parts and an electric current from a lightning strike. We used to believe that this was impossible, but this might not still be the case, as putting an electric …

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The Origins of life in science and Judeo-Christianity

By Nathan

In the Christian religion, vegetative life on earth started when God declared “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” This quote from the Bible is …

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