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Animals including humans: life explorers

This resource provides 6 sessions which support learning about animals, including humans. Children are given the context of writing a children’s non-fiction book about the human...

Where Do Medicines Come From?

From Understanding Animal Research, these materials help students understand the process of drug discovery and development. It shows that the drug discovery process is long and complex and involves several different stages, including basic research, animal testing and clinical trials. The materials include: *...

Clinical Trials

Produced for the Debating Matters competition, this topic guides looks at the use of developing countries for clinical trials. It helps students to understand and debate the issues around this controversial area. There is a concern that powerful companies and research institutions cannot be held to account for...

Ebola

Ebola can spread quickly with devastating consequences. To help fight it scientists are developing drugs and vaccines. In this activity students are asked if they would trial a new Ebola vaccine. They gather information from different sources, weigh up risks and benefits and apply what they know about genes to...

Concrete Without Quarries

This practical activity allows students to explore how nature creates calcium carbonate, a compound needed to manufacture cement, at ambient temperatures and using abundant, readily available raw materials. The cement used in concrete is manufactured from calcium carbonate, which is extracted from open-pit mines....

Plant diseases: GCSE *suitable for home teaching*

The activities in this resource relate to communicable plant diseases, the use of monoclonal antibody diagnostic tests (ELISA), and the use of genome sequencing in identifying plant pathogens. The activities are based around tasks carried out in the ‘real...

Infectious Diseases - Medicines

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about how infectious diseases are treated with modern medicines. It covers topics such as:

  • Antiseptics
  • Antibiotics and resistance
  • Developing medicines

 

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Secondary: Immune Defences *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at the topic of disease prevention by the body’s own natural defences. A detailed presentation and animations showing how the body fights harmful microbes on a daily...

The Digestive System

This resource provides a lesson about digestion in humans, linked to curriculum objectives. It is structured around a series of captivating, educational films. The films highlight the structure and function of the key organs of the digestive system, focusing on what happens at each stage on food's incredible...

Dazzling digestion

Aimed at older primary children, this resource looks at nutrition and digestion in humans. Children find out about different nutrients and the effects they have on our bodies. They then look at...

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