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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...

The Big Bang Lesson

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...

Light Fantastic: the Science of Colour

Light fantastic is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lecture that was presented during 2007. The hour-long lecture is aimed at students aged 14 to 16 years but will also be of interest to older students.

The lecture illustrates the importance of light and colour. From observing and...

Rock in 11 Dimensions

Rock in 11 dimensions: where physics and guitars collide is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lecture from 2008. The hour-long lecture is aimed at students aged 14 to 16 but it will also be of interest to students of other ages.

This lecture is loud! It features rock guitar,...

Powering the Future

Powering the Future is one of the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lectures. This lecture was first delivered in 2010. It is aimed at students aged 14 to 16 but will be of interest to other ages.

Powering the future looks at: * The physics behind fusion reactions that power the Sun. * How...

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...

Malaria Challenge

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this multimedia resource explores the five major stages of the malaria lifecycle, highlighting the role of the Plasmodium parasite at each stage. The resource predominantly focuses on Plasmodium falciparum but does also make reference to other Plasmodium species...

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