CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
 
Guidance Leaflets

Concise advice and information on a wide range of topics 



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PS74 Plaster of Paris in primary schools

Plaster of Paris in primary schools

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PS77 The WEEE Regulations

The WEEE Regulations

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PS81 Fireworks and explosives (12/15)

Fireworks and explosives - updated version.

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PS86A Farm animals in school and on visits (Primary)

Farm animals in school and on visits (Primary)

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PS87 Bees and beekeeping in schools

Bees and beekeeping in schools

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GL 101 An introduction to GHS / CLP chemical hazard labeling (08/13)

Everything you wanted to know about chemical labelling but were too afraid to ask.

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GL132 - Looking at (dissecting) animal organs in primary schools: health and safety aspects

This guide supports activities in which children make their first observations of animal organs. There is an element of cutting into the organ, which is commonly described as "dissection". The term "dissection" is therefore used in this document, but the activities do not require specialist equipment or skills.

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GL133 - Looking at (dissecting) chicken wings in primary schools

Dissection can help children to work out how muscles are attached to bones, and how the contraction of the muscles causes movement.

It also gives children an opportunity to suggest ways to investigate their ideas about how the muscles produce movement.

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GL134 - Looking at (dissecting) digestive system organs in primary schools

The complete digestive system can be viewed only if an intact animal is dissected. The facilities and expertise needed for this mean that it is best done in secondary schools.

Something of the internal structure of the digestive system can, however, be seen by examining tripe (which is the lining of the stomach) and can be done in a primary school.

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GL135 - Looking at (dissecting) hearts in primary schools

The dissection can help children to investigate how blood moves through the heart.

It also gives children an opportunity to suggest and try out different ways to measure the volumes of the internal cavities.