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Spreadsheet tutorials

This series of spreadsheet tutorials for excel 10, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, work through a range of spreadsheet functions that can be used when analysing data.

Each tutorial contains detailed instructions and a series of exercises to work through. The tutorials start with some of the more...

Football in science teaching

What is the perfect curve of a ball’s trajectory, what must the ideal turf be like, and what’s the CO2 balance of the UEFA European Championship? From the measurement of the mass of the air inside the ball, to the influence of energy drinks on the performance of the...

GENIE jumping genes

The aim of this activity is for students to use tiddlywinks to represent sections of jumping genes, which they then flick onto a poster which is representative of a section of the human genome. Where their "gene" lands either will or will not disrupt the gene and may then cause disease. An accompanying PowerPoint...

BRAF: from gene to cancer therapy

This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify the gene BRAF. Clinical researcher Ultan McDermott tells the story of how scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovered a specific mutation in the BRAF gene, which is found in around half of malignant melanoma cases. He...

Gaia's place in space

Gaia is a European Space Agency satellite, mapping one billion stars in the Milky Way. 

This worksheet uses the context of the orbit of the Gaia spacecraft to look at circular motion and the gravitational force between two bodies.  The content is suitable for GCSE and A-level Physics.

A teacher's...

Getting Gaia going

Gaia is a European Space Agency satellite, mapping one billion stars in the Milky Way. 

This worksheet guides students through some calculations on the power requirements for the Gaia spacecraft, the content is suitable for GCSE and A-level Physics.

A teacher's guide gives worked solutions.

Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about successfully designed products, the process of product analysis and design and about materials used in...

Workshop 1: Turbine Head Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, are designed to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through a PowerPoint presentation, quiz and activity sheets, students learn about product analysis and successfully designed products. Using disassembly, they learn about design decisions...

Workshop 4: Design Specification - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about design specification, how they are used in the design process and how to develop one. They learn to...

Workshop 3: Design Brief - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students will learn about design briefs, how to develop and write one and how they relate to existing products. They will...

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