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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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Skin Structure and Function

This ABPI resource introduces skin structure and function, including temperature control and the role of the hypothalamus. Students can learn about common skin infections, such as athlete's foot, and skin cancer.

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Diabetes

From the ABPI this interactive resource provides students with information on the cause, symptoms and treatment of diabetes. The resource is offered at two levels, for students aged 14-16 and an advanced version for post-16 students.

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Obesity

From the Wellcome Trust, this issue of the 'Big Picture' series reviews the causes, health consequences, and personal and social impact of obesity, and how it might be tackled. How is body weight controlled?

Why is the incidence of obesity increasing? What is the impact on people and society? What can be...

Enterprise Trading Game

This short film from BP Educational Service introduces the Enterprise Trading Game. In the game students work together competing to trade oil, demonstrating skills and values that contribute towards success in business.

Activity 1: Introduction

This activity includes a quiz and fact file describing the use of fingerprints for identification and processes of DNA profiling.

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2010 Senior Mathematics Challenge

The Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC), from the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT), is a multiple choice contest in which students are presented with five alternative answers, of which just one is correct. It follows that often students can find the correct answers by working backwards from the given...

Future Morph careers quest

Future Morph Careers Quest was developed for students attending one of the the Big Bang science fairs. In the activity, students question exhibitors about aspects of their work and how they had chosen their particular career.

Whilst developed for a an exhibition context, the resources can suggest questions...

Who Wants to Be a Zoologist?

Produced by ARKive, a database of stunning natural history images, this activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the identifiable features of different types of animals and how they are classified. The activity is also suitable for students aged 14-16 and beyond.

Using a quiz format, students...

Zoom in on Your Genome

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource contains an animation that takes a journey which zooms in from the surface of the body into a cell. It illustrates the relationship between the nucleus, chromosomes, genes and DNA.

Each stage is at higher magnification to show where the genome is found...

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