How organisms affect the environment

From 2014, students should learn how organisms affect, and are affected by, their environment, including the accumulation of toxic materials.

This is a very broad statement in the new national curriculum which can be explored in many ways, from food webs to ecology.  We've highlighted some more unusual resources which give the learning up to date contexts which students will be able to relate to.

Visit the secondary science webpage to access all lists:

Whilst this list provides a source of information and ideas for experimental work, it is important to note that recommendations can date very quickly. Do NOT follow suggestions which conflict with current advice from CLEAPSS, SSERC or recent safety guides. eLibrary users are responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is consistent with current regulations related to Health and Safety and that they carry an appropriate risk assessment. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.