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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...

Cellular respiration

Respiration is the chemical process of releasing energy from organic compounds. This poster illustrates the series of enzyme-controlled reactions in which energy is transferred to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and...

Inside the cell

Explore the components of a typical animal cell.

Protein Synthesis

This poster explores the process of protein synthesis.

The Cell Poster

We all share something amazing in common – that we developed from a single sperm and egg to become complicated, sophisticated organisms, made of trillions of cells. But what are these cells like and how do they vary from one tissue to another?

This poster gives a flavour of the complex make-up of a typical...

Ecology and Simpsons Diversity Index

These activities allow students to model how environmental scientists compare diversity in different ecosystems by using ordinary playing cards as ‘species’ to generate data to calculate Simpson’s Diversity Index.   This can be completed in a single lesson. Some students find the concept of species diversity quite...

Photosynthesis

This poster showing the detailed processes of photosynthesis is suitable for post-16 students.

The immune response poster

Colour and grey scale versions of the poster show the cells, components and their interactions in the non-specific and specific immune response.

Health and climate change poster

This poster explores the connections between carbon cycle and climate change.

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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