News + Views kit
How to order
News + Views costs £75.00 + VAT (£90.00).
The kit is supplied by our partner Philip Harris who will manage your order. Delivery within the UK is free. Prices differ for overseas orders.
Philip Harris is a division of Findel Education Ltd. Registered in England no. 1135827.
The resource consists of:
- Five large display posters (65cm x 140cm) made from long-lasting and tear-proof plastic for repeated use. Students create their displays on these.
- instructions for students to follow while creating their displays.
- A CD containing editable and printable handouts and templates.
You can use News + Views with any science news stories you come across. Templates are provided as part of the resource pack so you can create your own handouts.
However, to get you started, we have developed a topic pack that you can use. It focusses on 'Gordon', a robot controlled by brain cells from a rat. Based on a real scientific development, this topic challenges students to consider the applications and implications of using animal cells to control machines. Download the following:
- Intro film - a short film about Gordon the robot to introduce the techology to your students
- Background science (pdf) - information about the science underpinning the story
- What Do You Think (pdf) - questions to prompt discussion
- Expert Opinions (pdf) - statements from experts in the field
- Images (pdf) - a selection of photos that students can use to illustrate their views
Tried and tested
We have worked with teachers and students across the UK to ensure that News + Views is an effective classroom resource.