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Nervous System: Synapses and Nervous Control of Muscle

From the National Learning Network Materials' Biology collection, this interactive resource looks at the nervous control of muscles. Animations look at neurotransmitters and the transmission of impulses at synapses and the neuromuscular junction. Muscle fibre motor units and the control of muscle contraction is...

Nervous System: Action Potentials

From the National Learning Network Materials' Biology collection. This interactive resource shows how nerve signals, or action potentials, are transmitted along a nerve cell. Students see the cell's resting potential and how an action potential is generated and propogated along a nerve cell. The files to...

Enzyme Action

This unit of learning material, from the National Learning Network Materials' Biology collection, explains enzymes and enzyme action. Animations illustrate the lock and key model of enzyme action. Students see how temperature and pH influence the enzyme's active site and therefore the rate of reaction.   The files...

Physics AS Level - Homework Resource

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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...

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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