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Zoom in on Your Genome

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource contains an animation that takes a journey which zooms in from the surface of the body into a cell. It illustrates the relationship between the nucleus, chromosomes, genes and DNA.

Each stage is at higher magnification to show where the genome is found...

The Physics of Tennis

These four lessons focus on the role of physics in the game of tennis. The resource is most appropriate for students aged 14 to16 and post-16 physics students and include lessons on: D-T / V-T graphs, Energy transfer, Vibrations, and Balancing forces.

  • In D-T and V-T graphs, students learn how to...

Sportscience and Engineering in Education

This interactive resource explores the roles played by engineering, science and technology in today’s sports. The four modules are: Forces and motion (for students aged 9 to 11 and above); Sports shoe design (for students aged 11 to 14); How high will it fly? (for students aged 11-14); and Making waves (for...

Transformation of Functions

This interactive resource, produced by the University of Leicester, is designed to enable students to explore transformations of functions including translations, stretches, reflection in the axes and rotations.

The first activity uses function notation to explore translations parallel to the x axis and...

Transformation of Shapes

This interactive resource, produced by the University of Leicester, is designed to enable students to explore transformations of shapes including translation by a vector, stretches, rotations around a point, reflection in the axes and reflections in the lines y=x and y=-x.

The first activity draws a...

Changes in Plumage in Canada Goose Goslings

This resource pack from Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) focuses on the role of judgment in animal behaviour studies. It consists of:

*background information for teachers

* images of Canada goose goslings at various stages of development and images of seven of the behaviours of...

Dangerous Rain

In this activity students consider the questions:
• Where does rain water go?
• How can we model the flow of rainwater in real life?
• What can be done to prevent flooding?
• When is rain dangerous?
• Where do floods come from?
• How can we reduce the damage that...

Desertec

The generation of energy with solar power plants in the desert is a highly controversial issue. In this activity students consider the questions:

• Which arguments do the opponents and the proponents put forward?
• To what extent do solar power plants have the potential to contribute to meeting Europe’...

Food

In this activity students consider the questions:

• Which components of food are healthy and which are not?
• Why should we care about this?
• What are the effects of the individual components of food on the human body?
• What do our families eat? What are the likely effects of what we...

Travel Graphs

This interactive excel program covers distance/time and velocity/time graphs.

The first interactive sheet shows a distance/time graph made of line segments and some questions relating to speed for each segment and the time when velocity is zero. The second sheet shows the journeys of two people.

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