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Quizzes

This set of quizzes, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE), are part of the SYCD: Science Year theme Who am I? collection and are aimed at Key Stage Three, Key Stage Four and Key Stage Five students.

Solids, Liquids & Gases

Cartoon animations from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) explain simply why materials have different properties and how they change on heating and cooling. Other animations show separating solids from liquids and illustrate dissolving.

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Genes and Inheritance

In these resources from the ABPI students are introduced to genes and chromosomes, the role of genes in determining protein structure, mitosis, cloning technology, meiosis, inheritance, mutation, cystic fibrosis and possibilities for gene therapy.

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Hormones and Their Effects

This resource from the ABPI introduces students to the major endocrine glands, and hormone function in puberty, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and growth. Specific examples include insulin, adrenaline, ADH, and plant hormones.

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Skin Structure and Function

This ABPI resource introduces skin structure and function, including temperature control and the role of the hypothalamus. Students can learn about common skin infections, such as athlete's foot, and skin cancer.

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Diabetes

From the ABPI this interactive resource provides students with information on the cause, symptoms and treatment of diabetes. The resource is offered at two levels, for students aged 14-16 and an advanced version for post-16 students.

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Quizzes

Two ASE SYCD: Science Year Primary quizzes based on familiar formats.

Who wants to be a scientist? is based on a well-known quiz format. It is a PowerPoint presentation, using overheads. You may want to print these out in black and white.

Questions are based around the Physical Processes teaching...

Kidney Failure

In this SATIS Revisited resource students look at the role of the kidney and treatment of kidney failure by dialysis and with transplants, and explore issues around the shortage of donor organs in the UK.

In 2010 the number of individuals requiring kidney transplants in the UK was approximately 8000 people....

Carbon Footprints and the Greenhouse Effect

In this SATIS Revisited resource students consider the factors that contribute to the greenhouse effect, the possible effects of global warming, and how they as individuals are contributing to carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate change is affecting the natural world. The distribution of some species appears to...

Activity 1: Introduction

This activity includes a quiz and fact file describing the use of fingerprints for identification and processes of DNA profiling.

Also Included is The forensic use of bioinformation - resources for teachers which contains:

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* lesson plans

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