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Foundations of populations

What is a population and how can we study a population? Find out about key terms and concepts in this article.

Applying statistics

Statistical claims can be convincing, but these articles show how important it is to look deeper into the data to make decisions about the claims being made.

How science works

Science relies on using statistical processes to investigate phenomena. This primer explores the processes and explain why they are important.

Health and climate change - introduction

What do we know about climate change and the effects it will have?

Ethical aspects of fat

Take a look at the summary evidence behind the use of palm oil, a fat tax and biofuels and debate the pros and cons.

Attitudes and beliefs

Drugs to treat diseases have transformed our expectations of health. But are there instances when we should be wary? Just because we can create a drug, is it right to use it?

Mission to Mars

In this DIY Faraday Challenge, students are asked to work in teams to design and construct the rocket which will transport supplies via Earth orbit to the astronauts on Mars. They are also required to build a system to transport the rocket to the launch site. Students must also show high manufacturing quality...

Lung function testing

Medical professionals use lung function test to diagnose and monitor lung diseases. In these activities, students investigate how these tests are carried out and determine some of the factors which might affect the results. They will work with a partner to use a peak flow meter and a spirometer.

Brain myths

Find the truth about some common myths about the brain.

Bitesize CPD - Secondary - Learn how to utilise a Diamond 9 Card Sort

A Diamond 9 Card Sort is an activity used in the classroom to encourage learners to think through a concept on their own. Take a look at this example Diamond 9 Card Sort. A card sort is a useful tool to promote in class discussions and gather...

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