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A Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two methods of making a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell are described. One involves the use of platinum electrodes and the other uses carbon electrodes. Each cell has a potential difference of around 1 Volt. The resource provides a list of apparatus and...

Gold award: investigate the properties of materials used for saucepans

Students investigate the properties of materials used for cooking utensils in order to collect quantitative data.  For example, if testing for thermal conductivity they should gain a value for the rate at which heat flows through a cross-sectional area of material.  Students should also find out if there are any...

Cell structure quiz

A detailed diagram of a cell and organelles for students to label with the name of the structure and its function.    Structures include rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole, ribosome, Golgi apparatus, cell wall, nucleus, chloroplast and mitochondrion.

 

Electrical Installation

Produced for Future Morph, these resources contain a video in which a student talks about her apprenticeship course in electrical installation at Exeter college. She describes the entry qualifications needed for her course, contrasts her experiences at college compared to school and briefly...

Biozone quiz: genetics

This quiz reinforces the definitions of key terms in genetics, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), types of mutation, DNA ligation, DNA amplification, gel electrophoresis, stem cells, recombinant DNA, vectors, restriction enzymes.

Biozone quiz: transport across membranes

This quiz reinforces students use of key terms, including phospholipid bilayer, osmosis, active transport, transmembrane protein, ion pump, facilitated diffusion, endocytosis and fluid mosaic model.

Biozone quiz: enzymes

A crossword covering enzyme action, inhibition, and activation energy.

Biozone biology quiz 4

This quiz reinforces the meaning of key words in the topic of biodiversity and ecosystems, including allopatric speciation, binomial nomenclature, bioinformatics, conservation, reporductive isolation and diversity indices.

Students' Guide to Controlled Assessment

The guide to controlled assessment covers the following areas: - What is controlled assessment in GCSE Astronomy? - Guidance for designing observations - Guidance for making observations - Guidance for analysing observations - Guidance for evaluating your project - Presenting your final report - Useful dos and dont...

Demonstrations for the Christmas Dinner Table

In this National STEM Learning Centre and Network video, Simon Quinnell demonstrates four experiments, with the theme of Christmas, that teachers can do in the school laboratory.

These are:* Tea bag convection - see how a burning teabag mysteriously rises on convection currents in the air around it.* The...

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