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Everyday materials: squash, bend, twist and stretch

This series of activities aimed at Year 2 explore a range of everyday materials through investigations and explorations. They include: ways to test materials for elasticity and flexibility and find out which paper is the strongest and which fabric is the stretchiest. Children also work in small groups to design and...

Magnet Maze * suitable for home learning*

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science and design and technology. This resource focusses on developing understanding of magnetic materials by producing a maze game.

Magnets...

Secrets of Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This issue of the Big Picture, from the Wellcome Trust, looks inside the cells that make up every part of the human body. Focussing on animal cells, the articles are suitable for post-16 students or as an extension for 14-16 students. The topics covered include: * What are cells for? * What are the structures of...

Populations

These resources from the Wellcome Trust look at how populations grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important. The resources use real research to illustrate many aspects of the study of populations, including:

  • ecology
  • epidemiology
  • demographics
  • population...

Number crunching

This resource contains a number of articles explaining how statistics help us understand the world.

Investigating fingerprint types

Immune system

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

This resource looks at several aspects of the immune system including:

  • The non-specific immune response
  • Specific immune response and antigen recognition
  • T cells and B cells
  • ...

Go further: a practical guide to extended science projects

These resources provide information on how to do extended science projects and how to conduct them ethically, together with some additional advice for teachers and schools.

Genes, genomes and health *suitable for home teaching*

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

In recent years, great progress has been made in genome sequencing and understanding the huge amount of data produced. Our genes play a key part in making us who we are, but how can science help us understand our...

Fat

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

Fat is a word that carries a lot of weight, conjuring up topics as diverse as obesity, hibernating animals, and what we eat and how we cook it. This issue of the Big Picture looks at the fats and lipids to find...

Biology challenge

Biology Challenge is an online competition which takes place in schools with students supervised by their teachers. Questions will be set on the school curriculum but the Biology Challenge will also reward those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching...

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