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Plant Transport *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, explores how plants transport resources via the xylem and phloem. The key points made in the the film are: •Transpiration is the evaporation of water from leaves into the atmosphere. •It causes water to be sucked up from roots to the leaves. •Water enters the roots from the soil by...

Inside the brain

These resources from the Wellcome Trust explore how imaging research has changed the way we look inside one of our most fascinating organs, the brain. There is useful background information on MRI, fMRI, CT and PET scanning. This issue of the Big Picture looks at the...

Careers from biology

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, this issue of the Big Picture explores some of the careers that are available to students who have studied biological science. It goes beyond the doctors, vets and other science-related careers typically described to include people working in a wide variety of...

Web of Wildlife (Age 7-11)

This resource, produced by ARKive, is designed to teach Key Stage Two children about food chains, food webs and interdependence in different habitats around the world. A presentation using high quality images introduces the structure of simple food chains, food webs and how different organisms within ecosystems...


These resources from the Wellcome Trust look at how populations grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important. The resources use real research to illustrate many aspects of the study of populations, including:

  • ecology
  • epidemiology
  • demographics
  • population...

Immune system

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

This resource looks at several aspects of the immune system including:

  • The non-specific immune response
  • Specific immune response and antigen recognition
  • T cells and B cells
  • ...

The Cell *suitable for home teaching*

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the ‘Big Picture’ explores issues around biology and medicine.​

This resource includes videos, activities, articles and a poster covering aspects of cell biology for post-16 students. The aspects of cell biology covered include: cell structure, cell signalling, cell...

Invertebrates Spotter Sheets *suitable for home learning*

This series of spotter sheets are useful when identifying common invertebrates in their habitats. They photographs of various ‘minibeasts’ including different species of bees, butterflies, dragon flies, moths, shield bugs, snails and spiders.

These resources have been provided by...

Animal Symmetry (Age 7-9) *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by ARKive this resource aimed at Key Stage Two is a collection of eight animal symmetry worksheets. Children are asked to complete the reflection of various animals to show that they exhibit reflective symmetry. Each sheet also includes an image of the animal and key facts about it. The resource uses four...

Fractional Distillation *suitable for home teaching*

This film, form Twig World, looks at how the industrial process of fractional distillation transforms crude oil into a variety of products, from plane fuel to road surfacing. The key points made in the film are: •Extraction of crude oil from Fractional Distillation gives us many useful products. •First it is...


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