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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...

Statistical Modelling

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics for Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students shows how modelling helps decision making by allowing us to see what is likely to happen. The mathematical ideas covered are:
• Modelling cycle
• Binomial...

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...

Climate Prediction

The Nuffield Foundation provides this activity which students use to create spreadsheets that model what would happen to the temperature of the Earth if there were to be a sudden change in the amount of radiation entering or leaving the planet. Students then investigate polynomial and exponential functions to find...

Coastal Erosion

The Nuffield Foundation provides this resource which shows students how, given a set of measurements along an irregular coastline, it is possible to approximate the area of land which is lost to coastal erosion over a period of time.

Coastal erosion A - this activity uses the context of coastal erosion to...

Stature

The Nuffield Foundation provide this resource where students use simulated stature data for men and women in eight countries to draw histograms and look for general results, as manufacturers need to take these into account when they design products.

This is mainly intended as an introduction to the normal...

Successful HE Students

The Nuffield Foundation provide this resource which enables students to carry out significance tests on proportions and test hypotheses about successful applicants to higher education.

The data provided on information sheet A is simulated but similar to real data available on the UCAS website.

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Credit Cards

This activity from the Nuffield Foundation shows students how to use a recurrence relation to work out how long it takes to pay off a credit card loan and how much it costs. They can use a graphic calculator or spreadsheet to do the working.

After working through the given example, where a customer spends £...

Inflation

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students shows how regular sampling of a variety of prices is used to get a measure of inflation. There is more than one possible way to do this. A measure of inflation is used to...

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