Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the S units called ‘Particles at work’ and ‘Circuits’. This S unit provided enough material for eight double periods during a single-certificate science course. The teachers’ guide included seven worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.
This module was concerned with the sources of fuels, the considerations which led, at the time, to the selection of a particular fuel; the advantages and disadvantages associated with particular fuels; as well as the World's resources of fossil fuels, and possible alternatives to these.
1. Fires and fire extinguishers
2. Good or bad fuels?
3. Ash and air pollution
4. Where do our fuels come from?
5. Comparing fuels
6. A closer look at burning paraffin
7. Fuels through the ages
8. Alternatives to fossil fuels
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