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Faraday’s Famous Inventions
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Faraday’s Famous Inventions

Curriculum Relevance

England
This programme links to Sc1: Scientific Enquiry – Ideas and Evidence in Science

  • How Michael Faraday combined creative thinking and experimental evidence.
  • How scientific ideas are presented, evaluated and disseminated (Ideas and Evidence 1a).
  • Different ways of interpreting empirical evidence (Ideas and Evidence 1b).
  • Ways in which scientific work may be affected by the contexts in which it takes place (Ideas and Evidence 1c).

Wales
This programme links to Scientific Enquiry - 1. The Nature of Science; 2. Communication in Science.

  • How Michael Faraday combined creative thinking and experimental evidence (1.1, 3, 4, 5).
  • How scientific ideas are presented, evaluated and disseminated ( 2.1).
  • Different ways of interpreting empirical evidence (1.5).
  • Ways in which scientific work may be affected by the contexts in which it takes place (1.5).

Northern Ireland
Supports the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for Science in Northern Ireland. The series contains resource material relevant to the NI curriculum guidance on the Application of Science and on the Nature of Science. The programmes will:

  • Assist pupils in developing their experimental and investigative skills (planning, carrying out, presenting and interpreting results).
  • Promote a greater understanding of living organisms and life processes including the study of genetics, selection, reproduction, etc.
  • Help pupils to investigate and experiment with materials and their uses; including chemical reactions, electronic structure and chemical formulae, kinetic theory, etc.
  • Support pupils' understanding of physical processes, energy and forces; including electricity and magnetism, circuits, sound light and waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, the Earth in Space, etc.

Scotland
The programmes will be useful for supporting the Scottish Curriculum of Excellence BGE Second and Third Level Topical Science, Forces, Electricity and Waves.