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Model Organisms: Zebra Fish

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in this activity students have to use their observational skills to identify and record the difference (phenotypic change) between two images, one wild type zebra fish and one mutant zebra fish.

To aid in their diagnosis of the phenotypic change, a glossary...

KRAS: Cancer Mutation Activity

These materials contain a range of activities where students use real genomic data from the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic cancer. Students mark the locations of the mutations on a gene sequence banner and record the results on...

Statistical Modelling

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics for Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students shows how modelling helps decision making by allowing us to see what is likely to happen. The mathematical ideas covered are:
• Modelling cycle
• Binomial...

In-service Training Pack

This in-service training pack, from the Centre for Science Education, was developed to help subject leaders to make effective use of the Engineering a Better World resources. The aims of the pack are to:

*enable leading teachers to develop their team's experience and expertise when integrating engineering...

Skill 1.3 Assessing Information Sources

This activity, from the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to develop their skills in assessing information. Students consider what they need to look for in an information source to be sure that it is reliable.

Students consider the peer review process of a professional journal and compare...

Skill 1.4 Believe It or Not: Classifying Statements

This activity, from the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to examine the claims to truthfulness of statements of different kinds.

The aim is to become more critical of the use of language and to develop a constructive scepticism when assessing primary and secondary information.


Skill 2.1 Taking Notes from a Presentation

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to refine their skills in summarising information in a presentation in a way that makes sense to them. In doing so, students are more able to assimilate the key points. The aim is to embed good practice that students can use every time...

Skill 2.4 Listening to a Podcast

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity helps students to improve their learning from listening.

Podcasts, which can be downloaded onto a computer or portable audio player and listened to at any time, are revolutionising the way programmes and information are being disseminated....

Skill 2.9 Observation to Support Practical Work

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the aim of this activity is to help students carry out practical procedures efficiently and accurately without simply ‘following the recipe’.

In the activity, students watch a brief video clip and analyse its usefulness in demonstrating a practical...

Skill 3.9 Using Visuals: Krypton Factor Style

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, encourages students to see the value of visual representations of ideas. Students take turns to describe a visual to see if their partner can recreate the same visual using the description alone.

The activity helps the students to:


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