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Science in the Environment Pack 5: Managing Plants as Crops

The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular...

Controlling Plant Cell Division to Enhance Biofuel Production

Produced in 2015, these post-16 resources look at how the control of cell division can lead to the production of lignified (woody) tissue. This has direct applications for producing greater quantities of energy rich biofuels. The resources are based on the work being carried out by Dr Ricardo Randall and...

Calculating the Mitotic Index of a Growing Root Tip

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this investigation enables students to investigate the process of mitosis in a growing root tip. The mitotic index is the fraction of cells in a microscope field which contain condensed chromosomes.

In this activity students prepare and stain root tips....

Sustainable Science

This resource looks at types of home insulation, heat loss and calculating pay back time in order to justify choices of insulation. The videos look at materials used in house construction, properties of materials, heat transfer and solar energy. These resources were Supported and funded by National STEM...

Smart materials 1

In this activity from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, students investigate the properties of different categories of smart materials and decide which kinds of materials might offer the best prospects for a financial investment. Students work in teams and present their results to the rest of the class...

Making a Spectacle: Practicals

Six practicals produced by the Institute of Physics (IOP) that help students to understand the electromagnetic spectrum and about materials used in making spectacles.

In addition to the guidance included for specific activities, please refer to the generic health and safety information before commencing any...

Global Solar Partners

This topic, from the Association for Science Education, allows classes in schools across the world to explore and exchange information about the applications of photovoltaic devices. The version of the topic that can be downloaded here is a trial version and is provided only in English. This resource was edited by...

Zoos

Zoos is a PowerPoint template from the Association for Science Education (ASE) for students to produce their own presentation on the habitat, adaptations and feeding relationships of a particular animal.

The activity improves students' ability to select relevant information for a presentation, develops their...

Organic Farming

In this resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) students can develop their understanding of the interaction between living things and their environment by comparing the conventional use of agrochemicals with organic production.

This resource includes a number of activities to support...

Immunisation

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) includes a number of activities to support immunisation teaching in science and the QCA Citizenship unit 'What's in the public interest?' Science and technology can bring great benefits to humanity. At the same time science can seem challenging, even...

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