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Vocal Communication in Birds

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet explores how and why birds use song to communicate with each other.

The resource looks at how the sound is produced...

Interim Report: the Teaching of Modern Physics

The Teaching of Modern Physics was written by the Modern Physical Sciences Committee of the Science Masters Association. It includes demonstration and class experiments, and suggested equipment for teachers for the following topics:

- Evidence for the particulate nature of matter
- Experimental...

Power Station Project

The Power Station Project is a simulated case study from the Science in Society series dealing with the various decisions that have to be made when a new power station is being planned. It was designed as an integral part of the Energy section of the Science in Society course. It is assumed that an Electricity...

Middle Leaders' Self-evaluation Guide

This guidance, from the National Strategies, is aimed at middle leaders in secondary schools: subject and year leaders, SENCOs and other coordinators of aspects of school improvement.

The resource provides guidance for middle leaders in evaluating the performance of their teams and the teams’ impact on...

The Hunt for Vitamin C; the Effect of Cooking Processes on the Vitamin C Content of Cabbage

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students investigate the how vitamin C in cabbage is affected by different cooking processes. The vitamin C concentration is estimated by carrying out a titration with 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes...

Nobili’s rings

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students investigate the phenomena of Nobili’s rings by setting up electrolysis and varying the metals and alloy electrodes and the metal salt solution.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students' page which presents the...

Any Glucose?

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students design a biosensor to detect glucose using two enzymes; glucose oxidase and horseradish peroxidase.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students' page which presents the task to be investigated. A list of apparatus...

Three Parent Babies

This guide gives information, further reading and web links to help students understand the ethical issues around in vitro fertilisation (IVF) involving the use of a female egg donor, and the egg and sperm from the genetic parents - known as three parent IVF or mitochondrial replacement. The treatment is aimed at...

Investigating the hormone auxin (IAA), a plant growth regulator

This protocol allows students to investigate the effects of the hormone auxin (Indole Acetic Acid or IAA) as a plant growth regulator. The investigations give opportunities to look at auxiliary bud development, root development, and leaf abscission in Coleus. The method is suitable for independent investigations by...

Fruit juice production and enzyme recovery

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), in this investigation, students look at the effectiveness of enzymes used in the commercial production of fruit juices.

Fruit juice companies use enzymes to break down the cells walls within the fruits and release the liquids and the sugars which make up...

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