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Gold, storms and dinosaurs

In this podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Richard Hollingham looks at where and how to find gold while Sue Nelson finds out why weather forecasters still struggle to predict sudden, violent summer storms. Other reports discover why scientists may be...

The Salt Marsh App - discover, learn, survey

Have you ever explored a salt marsh?  The Salt Marsh App will introduce you to the unique variety of plants and animals found on salt marshes and you can carry out an interactive plant and soil survey.  

You can download the free app and find...

The Physics of Spin in Sport

This interactive resource provides information on the dynamics of flight for different projectiles in sport: a cricket ball, golf ball, foot ball, tennis ball, Frisbee and a shuttle cock. The information is most appropriate for GCSE to A-level Physics. Some content is at undergraduate physics level but could be...

The Science of Tennis

This interactive resource is designed to facilitate the understanding of tennis equipment and how it affects the game. The science is appropriate for students aged 14-16 and post-16 students but is particularly relevant to teachers of sports science. The modules are: Tennis shoes; Tennis rackets; Tennis balls;...

Go with the Flow CD-ROM

This multimedia package was developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme to help students understand the interesting and unusual properties of a range of fluids, semi-solids and solids. Published originally as a CD-ROM, the materials contain a collection of videos, animations and worksheets that are...


This set of puzzles, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE), is part of the SYCD: Science Year theme Who am I? collection.

Suck it and see - Is it true that you become drunk faster if you drink through a straw?

Pain in the leg - Why do muscles hurt more the second day after exercise...


This set of quizzes, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE), are part of the SYCD: Science Year theme Who am I? collection and are aimed at Key Stage Three, Key Stage Four and Key Stage Five students.

SimEnergy 2

Like ‘The Sims’, in this SimPhysics game students look after a family and keep their home supplied with electricity.

In the game scenario the government has set a carbon dioxide quota for each household, so limiting their contribution to climate change.

The player has to invest in renewable sources of...

Genes and Inheritance

In these resources from the ABPI students are introduced to genes and chromosomes, the role of genes in determining protein structure, mitosis, cloning technology, meiosis, inheritance, mutation, cystic fibrosis and possibilities for gene therapy.

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Hormones and Their Effects

This resource from the ABPI introduces students to the major endocrine glands, and hormone function in puberty, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and growth. Specific examples include insulin, adrenaline, ADH, and plant hormones.

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