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Build a Bug Activity

This is a classroom-based activity from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that allows students to explore the features of two bacterial pathogen genomes. The aim of this activity is to highlight the role of different genetic components in two closely related subspecies of Salmonella enterica, and to identify how...

Robert Smyth Academy

The chemistry of UV reactive beads provides activities from Key Stage Two to Post-16, using photochromic beads. The beads can be used to investigate the effect of temperature on the rates of reaction, where the beads are returned to their normal colour. At Post-16...

Build Your Own Robot Arm

This resource sets the challenge of designing a robot arm which can pick up a cup from a defined distance. Students then evaluate their design and suggest modifications.

They are also asked to consider which scientific and algebraic principles could be applied to the activity as well as considering their...

Uglies on Your Doorstep

There are eighteen species of bat in the UK, half of which are endangered or threatened. This short video looks at the features of bats and how they use echolocation to sense their surroundings. It looks at bat boxes and how they can provide a home for bats. Instructions are provided on how to make a bat box as a...

Teleporting Robot

This CS4FN activity from the team at Queen Mary University of London highlights some issues encountered during the design of human-computer interfaces (HCI). It acts as an introduction to HCI, introducing the need to translate problems and to understand how people behave.

The activities include a robot...

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