A-level set biology practicals
This collection of resources from SAPS is designed to support the use of practicals across various A-level biology 2015 specifications for England (OCR, AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas).
The resources include:
- Tested materials to support the A-level practical endorsement in England (CPAC)
- Support materials for teachers and technicians
- Student worksheet to help provide evidence for meeting the practical skills requirements
- Student revision materials to help prepare for exams
Resource 1: Dissection and microscopy of a plant stem
Resource 2: Investigating water transport in plants using a potometer
Resource 3: Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) of plant photosynthetic pigments
Resource 4: Factors affecting rates of photosynthesis
One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. This reliable and enjoyable practical gives students the opportunity to observe the different pigments involved in photosynthesis using thin layer chromatography (TLC). A low-cost method to get the...
This resource from SAPS supports the use of practicals across 2015 A level biology specifications.
This experiment provides a quick and eye-catching way to teach about the vascular tissue in plants and the structure of plant stems. It provides students with the opportunity to develop (and demonstrate) their scientific drawing skills as well as their use of a light microscope and eye-piece graticule.
This resource, from SAPS, supports the use of practicals across 2015 A-level biology specifications.