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Trypanosomiasis Life Cycle

Two animations, from the Wellcome Trust, illustrate the life cycle of the trypanosomiasis protozoan parasite. They illustrate the journey of these single celled parasites, which cause human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, from the gut of the tsetse fly into the human bloodstream. If left untreated,...

Tuberculosis - Infection and Transmission

From the Wellcome Trust, this animation shows how the human immune system attempts to contain a tuberculosis infection and how the bacteria are transmitted to new people.

Tuberculosis usually affects the respiratory system but it can develop in any part of the body. The human immune system commonly contains...

Zoom in on Your Genome

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, this animation helps to illustrate where and how the human genome is stored within our cells and bodies. It takes a journey which starts with the whole human body before looking into a liver cell and then the cell's nucleus. The animation shows the arrangements of chromosomes within...

Climate Change Activities

This interactive animation from BP Educational Service looks at the impact of global warming.
By moving the slider on the thermometer to increase the global mean temperature, students can see a different set of hot spots appear on the interactive map. Clicking on each hot spot reveals the possible impact of...

Laboratory Tours: Safety at Work

This resource was produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as part of their 'At Work With Science' materials. In this interactive resource, students are introduced to the legal aspects of the Health and Safety regulations; the concept of risk assessments and how to develop them....

Medicine Box Challenge

Produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), this interactive resource is designed to help students learn about medicines, their effects and how they are administered. The tasks look at:

  • The absorption of a medicine and how the body handles that dose.
  • Dosing...

Differentiation Exercise

This interactive resource, produced by the University of Leicester, is designed to enable students to explore the differential function of a polynomial and conclude by forming a generalisation.

An instruction page explains to students that they should draw a polynomial. Then by sliding the slider the...

Performing Number Magic A9

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students analyse simple number 'tricks', and explain how they work, using algebra. They then try to create their own variants of the trick, making it more impressive. Students will: develop an understanding of linear expressions and equations; make simple conjectures...

Pharmaceutical Industry: Frequently Asked Questions

From the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), this interactive resource halps to answer questions that students have about the production of medicines and the careers available in the pharmaceutical industry.

There is a wide variety of questions on topics as varied as:

  • The...

Build a Bug Activity

This is a classroom-based activity from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that allows students to explore the features of two bacterial pathogen genomes. The aim of this activity is to highlight the role of different genetic components in two closely related subspecies of Salmonella enterica, and to identify how...

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