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Solar System Image and Information Set

From NASA, this is a set of high quality images and information about the solar system. The set of materials features the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites, the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud, and moons of the solar system...

Activity 1: Introduction

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

Also Included is The forensic use of bioinformation - resources for teachers which contains:

* curriculum links

* lesson plans

* teaching notes


Battle of the Barnacles

A Catalyst article about biologists looking for patterns in the distribution of barnacle species on the sea shore. Barnacles are arthropods which live as tiny larvae in the sea and then cement themselves, head down, on suitable rocks, build a shell, poke their legs out of the top of it and start to filter feed. The...

Wind Turbine Project: Working Drawings

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) these are the working drawings for producing a working wind turbine in the workshop. The turbine consists of six 130mm blades arranged on a central axle and attached via plastic gears to a dc generator.

A total of twelve, detailed drawings are included....


Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this collection contains spectacular images of galaxies. Images include:
* Spiral galaxy NGC 1232, based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively.
* Central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this...

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...

Science for Understanding Tomorrow's World: Global Change

Science for Understanding Tomorrow's World: Global Change is a book containing student activities and teacher guidance for courses for the 16–20 age range in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and general studies. The resources were developed by the Education in Global Change Project and published by the...

Planet Science: Our World in Motion Quiz

Produced by Planet Science, this quiz is an engaging way to get students thinking about a wide range of areas in science and engineering. It could also be used as part of a public engagement in science activity.

The quiz covers topics such as:
* Earth structure and plate tectonics
* The rock...

Careers from Biology

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, this issue of the Big Picture explores some of the careers that are available to students who have studied biological science. It goes beyond the doctors, vets and other science-related careers typically described to include people working in a wide variety of sectors. Case studies...

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...


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