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Take OPAL surveys into the classroom with new guides

Teachers in Scotland can more easily integrate OPAL surveys into science teaching with the help of new lesson plans and curriculum guides.

The resources, produced by OPAL staff based at Glasgow Science Centre and FSC Scotland, show how survey activities can fit into the country's primary and secondary curriculums.

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OPAL survey lesson plans and curriculum links

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Schoolchildren looking at slugsUse OPAL surveys as part of your teaching

Our free lesson plans and curriculum guides show you how our activities meet education requirements and take you step-by-step through teaching OPAL surveys to your pupils.

Lesson plans

These plans are designed to integrate into the Scotttish Curriculum for Excellence, but could be adapted for use in schools across the UK.

Get your free heathland teaching resources CD

Teachers, educators and those who want to learn more about lowland heathland have just a few weeks left to grab a copy of our free CD of resources.

The curriculum-linked GCSE and A-level teaching resources, developed last year by our OPAL East Midlands team, focus on one of Britain’s rarest and most-threatened habitats.

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Schools urged to use the great outdoors this July

Teachers are being encouraged to support outdoor learning by signing up for the second Empty Classroom Day.

The event is rolling out nationwide this year and schools around the UK can sign up now and pledge to teach pupils outside for one lesson on Friday 5 July 2013.

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