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The Best of the Best

This resource consists of the following activities: *A happy crew?: students must decide what attributes are needed for a good mission crew. *Fit for space?: this activity looks at pulse rates. Students must prepare a presentation on how a fitness test could be used to screen applicants to the astronaut programme...

Cancer and biomedical engineering

This activity asks students to consider the biology of cancer, and to use the information they research to produce a document summarising their main points. Dr Eleanor Stride is developing a treatment for cancer that encloses cancer treating drugs in bubbles that can be directed by magnetic fields to the cancer...

Brilliant barnacles

In this module students will study barnacle morphology, life histories and life styles as Darwin did. He based his classification and search for a common ancestor upon his studies. Recent work using genetic and molecular evidence and scanning electron microscopy shows how some of the key difficulties in drawing the...

Case Study: Horticulture

Produced for Future Morph, these resources include a video and a classroom activity. In the video, two First Diploma in Horticulture students show how they repot plants and describe the display they helped to produce for the Devon County show. A classroom activity encourages students to clone a plant by taking...

Zooplankton

Dr Laura Hobbs is a research scientist at the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. She uses data from instruments, called echosounders, that use sound waves to monitor the depth and abundance of zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean. Studying copepods, her research has shown that...

Antibubbles

This lesson links aspects of states of matter to the use of bubbles to deliver drugs to cancerous tissue, and is appropriate to students aged 12- 14. Most children will be familiar with soapy bubbles consisting of gas surrounded by a film of moisture. This lesson looks at the formation of bubbles that contain...

Future Morph: Chief Scientific Officer (Raptor Biologist)

In this Future Morph video, scientific officer Campbell Murn talks about his work with birds of prey at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. He works as a biologist involved with the conservation, rehabilitation and education programmes run by the trust. Campbell describes some of his activities which include surveying...

Future Morph: Physiotherapist

In this Future Morph video, Bristol City Football Club physiotherapist Nick Dawes talks about how he became a physiotherapist. He describes the qualifications and training needed to become a physiotherapist. He describes the challenges he meets during his work which includes the treatment of injuries, player...

Case Study: Sports Science

Produced for Future Morph, these materials contain a video clip showing a student talking about his National Diploma course in Sport and Exercise Science. He describes how science, physiology and psychology are important aspects of his studies as well as the careers his course can lead on to.

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Frances Ashcroft

Frances Ashcroft was the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University of Oxford. At the time of this film, her research focused on how a rise in blood sugar level causes the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. She was studying what goes wrong in this process in people who have...

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