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More Miles for Your Money

Based on information and guides provided by the Department of Transport, this Cre8ate maths activity introduces the cost benefits of improving the aerodynamics of the cab section of a truck. Mathematical connections involve using calculators and spreadsheets to work on conversions and percentages in the context of...

Evolution - 'Descent with Modification' *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity from ARKive students look for similarities between the basic body plan of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

Introducing Stem Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This presentation and collection of short activities, from Eurostemcell, introduce basic stem cell concepts and include teacher’s notes with each slide and useful diagrams. The materials include:

 Presentation: Introducing stem cells

• Stem cell biology basics: for post-16 students,...

Your Brilliant Brain *suitable for home teaching*

This comprehension activity, from Genetic Disorders UK, looks at the structure and function of the brain and central nervous system, and what can happen if the brain becomes damaged.

The information provided for students gives a brief description of neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters and the structure and...

Yummy Gummy DNA *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in this activity students make their own edible DNA double helix model out of Jelly Babies and cocktail sticks. In doing so, they find out about the basics of DNA structure and complementary base pairs.

The activity links with the 14-16 curriculum but can also...

Ultrasound *suitable for home teaching*

This resource from the Institute of Physics, describes how ultrasound can be used to image the body. The video describes how ultrasound can be used to image a professional footballer's knee to investigate the cause of pain. The teachers' notes contain an introduction to ultra-sound imaging, lesson notes linked to...

I Am a Star *suitable for home teaching*

This resource is based around the chemical composition of the human body and the origin of elements in the universe. Students can input a mass in the spreadsheet to see what proportion of their mass is from elements created in the Big Bang, in stars and in supernovae. Graphs are also shown for the relative...

Life in the Water *suitable for home teaching*

This Cape Farewell video clip shows that phytoplankton and zooplankton have a crucial place in the Arctic food chain which is highly sensitive to change. The Cape Farewell scientists need to study plankton to understand how they respond to global climate change.

Activity A - Food chains uses the Arctic...

Case Study: Horticulture *suitable for home teaching*

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...

Do Try This at Home: the Light Collection *suitable for home teaching*

This series of Marvin and Milo cards have been pulled together for the International Year of Light 2015. They include eight simple experiments that can be performed at home that link in to the theme of light, using: - A torch and a bottle to show total internal reflection - A glass of water to make a lens - Milk...

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