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Centromeres

A 3-D movie that journeys into the human cell revealing a chromosome’s centromere.

Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute

This resource is part of the Post 16 genetics and genomics collection of resources.

Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.

 

Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can...

Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather evidence of life on the...

Plants

This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses. 

The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.

The...

Surveying populations

This animation demonstrates the range of methods that can be used to investigate different populations in a woodland ecosystem.

Populations

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you read the word population? Most likely it’s the ever-increasing human population on earth. The term population isn’t just used to describe humans; it includes other animals, plants and microbes too. These resources will help you learn more about how...

Go further: A practical guide to extended science projects

 Information on how to do extended science projects and how to conduct them ethically, together with some additional advice for teachers and schools.

Sliding filament theory

This animation shows muscle contraction and the sliding filament theory

The involvement of cells in hearing

This animation shows how cells enable us to hear.

What’s up buttercup? Population sampling techniques

This video demonstrates population sampling techniques by investigating whether the number of buttercups in our chosen field differs from the top of the hill to the bottom.

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