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Galaxies

Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this collection contains spectacular images of galaxies. Images include:
* Spiral galaxy NGC 1232, based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively.
* Central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this...

Science for Understanding Tomorrow's World: Global Change

Science for Understanding Tomorrow's World: Global Change is a book containing student activities and teacher guidance for courses for the 16–20 age range in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and general studies. The resources were developed by the Education in Global Change Project and published by the...

Wind Turbines: Industrial Manufacturing

These materials, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), consist of a series of photographs that illustrate the installation of wind turbines in an offshore wind farm just off the coast of North Wales.

The images can be used to illustrate a range of manufacturing and engineering processes as well as...

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...

Strengthening Teaching and Learning of Interdependence - Classroom Materials

This is one of a suite of continuing professional development (CPD) units from the Department for Education covering the five ‘key ideas’ at Key Stage Three (cells, interdependence, particles, forces and energy). It links with the 2002 Framework for teaching...

A Bridge Too Many

A Bridge too Many, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for the activities is a challenge based on a large model bridge that has been pre-constructed using prefabricated components, with weak pins...

Discovering New Medicines

Discovering New Medicines is the latest educational resource from Understanding Animal Research. This colourful and informative classroom poster takes the student through the medicines discovery process, from basic research to clinical trials and treatment approval.

The poster includes key facts such as...

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...

The X Bacteria

In this practical protocol students investigate one way in which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance through conjugation - horizontal gene transfer from one bacterial strain or species to another.

Plasmid-mediated evolution is fast because whole functional ‘modules’ are lost and gained, rather than the...

Pharmacokinetic Processes: Liberation

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, provides background information on drug delivery systems that are necessary to enable the effective, safe and reliable use of medicinal drugs. It explores the formulation of drugs into tablets or other forms of medicine to increase its effectiveness.

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