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Microscopy matters

This activity allows students to practice carrying out magnification calculations and learn the difference between magnification and resolution.


MRI brain briefing

In this activity, student groups become multidisciplinary teams of hospital staff working on new leaflets or videos to help patients prepare for MRI brain scans.  Through the activity, students enrich their understanding of the brain as an organ, and apply their...

Nervous models

In this activity students view the 'You've got a Nerve' video and learn that Charles Sherrington named the gap between neurons synapses.

They then think about why we use models to explain difficult scientific concepts...

Nitrogen recycling

In this activity students play a game to help them to understand how nitrogen gets recycled throughout the environment. They will become nitrogen atoms and move from compound to compound in different areas of the ecosystem. They then apply what they have learnt to...

Nodule experiment


In this activity students carry out an investigation to find out how the concentration of nitrate in the soil affects the growth of root nodules on peas. This A level practical will help students to develop skills in following a method, collaborating to gather results and writing an analysis and conclusion...

Optical activity

This activity is an ideal way to introduce the concept of chirality and optical isomerism to students.

During the lesson they first learn to recognise ...

Organic pathways

Many of the chemicals we use as drugs, flavourings and perfumes originate from natural sources but often the most economical way of obtaining them is to produce them artificially on an industrial scale.

In this...

Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks aims to use research at the University of Oxford to enrich science lessons with genuine contexts.   Each video in the collection is accompanied by a set of high-quality teaching resources that provides different angles to teach the topic. 

A full set of resources which can be used to add research based contexts to lessons for 11-14 year olds.

A full set of resources which can be used to add research based contexts to lessons for 14-16 year olds.


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