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Plants

This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses. 

The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.

The...

Mars Lander

Presentation about colonising mars - landing and how live there. Group activity to make Mars Lander to safety land egg for height. In addition activity to make parachutes for Mars Lander

Relative size answer sheet

Answers to our relative size card sorting activity

Relative size activity cards

Space is huge and understanding magnitude of numbers is vital. Print and use these 25 cards to sort in order of size, from the width of DNA to the distance from Earth to the Andromeda galaxy.

What’s in that cell answer sheet

Answer sheet for the card game ‘What’s in that cell?’

What’s in that cell card game

Use our downloadable cards to check knowledge of the organelles in different types of cell.

 

These cards help students to compare and contrast the four major types of cells (plant, animal, fungal, bacterial). You could use them as simple...

What’s in that cell?

Use our downloadable cards to check knowledge of the organelles in different types of cell.

These cards help students to compare and contrast the four major types of cells (plant, animal, fungal, bacterial). You could use them as simple revision cards...

How IAA, the most common form of auxin, works Presentation

This presentation, using stills from the animation about the action of IAA, is produced without any text making it useful for teaching and revision.

Components of the immune system

Use this presentation in conjunction with the poster to discuss and understand the role of the components of the immune system.

Health and Climate Change

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. The Earth's climate is changing ever faster, and human activities play a role in speeding up this change.

The Earth’s climate is changing. In fact, it has always been changing. What is different now is the speed...

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