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Mass Spectroscopy *suitable for home teaching*

This resource looks at how cutting edge science is being used to answer archaeological questions, as well as solving present day problems, such as the identification of meat in processed foods. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA was performed, at the University of York, on samples from skeletal remains unearthed by the...

EO Detective Competition

The EO Detective competition is for children in primary and secondary schools in the UK. The winning three entries will have the opportunity to have a photograph of the Earth, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Details of how to enter are given in the competition details sheet and example...

Malaria Challenge

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this multimedia resource explores the five major stages of the malaria lifecycle, highlighting the role of the Plasmodium parasite at each stage. The resource predominantly focuses on Plasmodium falciparum but does also make reference to other Plasmodium species...

Enhancing Literacy in Triple Science Chapter 3: Developing Writing in Science

From triple science support, this resource looks at developing writing skills in science. It considers the purpose of writing in science, explores how well writing tasks support students and how to challenge the most able. Included are teaching strategies and resources to support progression in writing and to link...

Turbines: Environmental Issues

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this information sheet looks at how wind turbines can help to reduce emissions and ultimately tackle climate change.

The first part of the sheet explains the greenhouse effect and then goes on to show how electricity generation from a variety of...

Wind Turbine Project: Component Parts

From the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), these images show the manufactured components, jigs and fixtures required to make the wind turbine project. Detailed drawings for the wind turbine can be found at this resource: wind turbine working drawings...

Secondary: Antibiotics and Medicines

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at the treatment of infection by exploring the use of antibiotics and medicine in treating illness and infectious disease.

In a practical activity, acids...

The Dairy Food Chain

These resources from Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) are intended support a visit to a dairy farm by providing activities which aim to raise students’ awareness of the process of business improvement in the food chain and giving advice on how to organise the visit.

In preparation for the farm...

Online ecology two - the distribution of species across a field

This online ecology practical, by SAPS, is designed to give students an opportunity to see how systematic sampling can be used to

  • investigate changes in species richness across a footpath
  • the distribution of species across a footpath

These online exercises are not intended as a...

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