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Catalyst Volume 25 Issue 3: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles: 

From Pollutants in Whale Blubber to CSI Chemists

This article looks at scientists who are monitoring the accumulation of synthetic chemicals which are...

Catalyst Volume 24 Issue 1: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles: 

How the Leopard Gets Its Spots

This article looks at Turing mechanisms as a way of explaining how patterns such as spots and stripes develop as an animal...

Wearing Electronics

This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices. The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2.

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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...

Leo Garcia: PhD Student at the Institute of Cancer Research

This video describes the work of Leo Garcia, a PhD student at the Institute of Cancer Research working in the field of ultrasound elastography. In particular he is researching the use of this method in brain surgery to help guide the surgeon to find tumours and diagnose cancer. In the video, Leo describes how the...

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...

Molecular geneticist

In this video Helen describes how she became a trainee molecular geneticist at Addenbrookes hospital.  The video could be used to introduce a lesson on  cystic fibrosis, genes, genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic testing, recessive and dominant genes, genetic disorders or genetic screening. ...

Fisheries technical officer

In this video, Matt describes how he became a fisheries technical officer for the Environment Agency.  His job is to monitor river habitats and fish populations, including improving the habitat and restocking fish after any pollution incidents.

The video could be used to introduce units of work...

Temperate horticultural curator

Robert is a temperate horticultural curator at the Eden Project.  Curriculum links could include biodiversity, human impact on the environmental science, photosynthesis, limiting factors, plants, ecosystems, biomes, nutrient cycling, habitats, interdependence.

Entomologist

Deagan is an entomologist for the Forestry Commission, and has traveled the world as part of his job.

Curriculum links include classification, climate change, biodiversity, species, taxonomy, ecosystems, rainforests

For more resources and ideas linked to this video, have a...

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