Interactive resources from the ABPI for students aged 14-16. Topics include: Diabetes, Genes and Inheritance, Hormones and Their Effects, Periodic Table, and Skin Structure and Function.

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Genes and Inheritance *suitable for home teaching*

In these resources from the ABPI students are introduced to genes and chromosomes, the role of genes in determining protein structure, mitosis, cloning technology, meiosis, inheritance, mutation, cystic fibrosis and possibilities for gene therapy.

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Hormones and Their Effects

This resource from the ABPI introduces students to the major endocrine glands, and hormone function in puberty, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and growth. Specific examples include insulin, adrenaline, ADH, and plant hormones.

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Skin Structure and Function

This ABPI resource introduces skin structure and function, including temperature control and the role of the hypothalamus. Students can learn about common skin infections, such as athlete's foot, and skin cancer.

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Infectious Diseases - Diseases

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about a range of infectious diseases. Each are clearly explained, with causes and symptoms, and a quiz helps tests students' understanding of the topics covered. Diseases are:

  • Influenza
  • HIV/AIDS...

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