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Mini lectures: neutrinos

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provides a historical perspective on the work of Pauli in postulating the existence of the 'ghost particle' with no electrical charge and virtually no mass. Following the discovery of the neutrino and its associated 'flavours', the lecture then explores...

Mini lectures: subatomic particles

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings takes a historical view of sub-atomic particle theory from the earliest work of Thompson and, subsequently, of Rutherford. Nobel prizewinners' recorded speeches provide the soundtrack to their discoveries of nuclei, protons and, then, neutrinos.  The...

Mini lectures: imaging in science

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings looks at the electromagnetic spectrum and how various wavelengths have been used in imaging. Starting with a history of telescopy and microscopy, the lecture brings the viewer right up to date with a section on the James Webb telescope and high-resolution...

Mini lectures: science, ethics and society

This 11-minute lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings explores the ideas of ethics, morality and values. The lecture describes the part played by the Nobel intergenerational meetings in Lindau in reminding scientists and society of their responsibilities. Hippocrates' view that "man belongs to nature;...

Mini lectures: quantum mechanics

This lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings outlines the development of the field of quantum mechanics. The lecture describes the work of Planck, Einstein and Bohr and includes the idea of wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect to Bohr's model of atomic structure. The lecture's emphasis is on...

Mini lectures: molecules

This lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings outlines the importance of small molecules in living organisms. The lecture describes the discovery of various vitamins, neurotransmitters, hormones and odorants (including pheromones). The lecture's emphasis is on the contribution to science of the Nobel...

Mini lectures: Marie Curie

In this lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the story is told of Marie Curie and her extraordinary life. The lecture is presented as Marie Curie's life story taking us from her early years in Poland to Paris where she spent most of her life. The lecture contains many photographs, some recorded...

Food Technologist

Jessica Chambers is a food technologist at Sainsbury's. This video could be useful when teaching microbiology, food technology, or as a context for applied science. Jessica's job allows her to gain experience of work in many different areas that include:

development of new products and ensuring they remain...

Practical Biofuel Activities

This booklet contains background information about the science involved in the field of bioenergy and biofuels. There are also a range of practical activities with instructions. The topics look at sustainable development plant science, microbiology, chemistry and a range of other areas of science and technology,...

Linnean Learning Posters

There are four posters in this resource covering the following areas of the biology curriculum:

  • Biodiversity: gives an overview of what biodiversity is, how it is measured and the threats to biodiversity
  • Classification: describes the main features of classification and the binomial system of...

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