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The Great Biofuels Debate

The resources help explore the various motivations that are driving the biofuels industry in different countries, and the possible impact that biofuels can have on people’s everyday lives. This resources include a role-play exercise to aid further exploration of the impacts of biofuels production in countries such...

Carnivorous Plants

This resource from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) describes the work of Charles Darwin on carnivorous plants to determine what causes the leaves to curl up when stimulated.

Darwin’s experiments are very easy to repeat. These teachers' notes describe several investigations which students could carry...

Hope Beyond Hype

It is long journey from basic stem cell research to a reliable stem cell therapy. This comic book explores the role of stem cell researchers and the process they undertake as they try to move stem cell research on towards clinical trials and therapies.

A selection of card games is provided which can be...

Ready or Not? A Role Play on Taking Stem Cells to the Clinic

This role-play activity, from Eurostemcell, allows students to explore some of issues around stem cell research and its medical applications, enabling them to think about and develop their own views on this very exciting, controversial field. The role play has been designed to address the following issues:

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Parental Behaviour in Nuthatches

This ASAB (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) resource pack focuses on parental behaviour in nuthatches, in particular the parent-chick interactions during feeding.

The resource provides a summary of the key events in the rearing of a nuthatch brood and a film of parent-chick interactions during...

Mars Life - Viking Mission

NASA's Viking Mission to Mars was composed of two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, each consisting of an orbiter and a lander. The primary mission objectives were to obtain high resolution images of the Martian surface, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface, and search for...

Searching for Signs of Life on Mars

This resource is set in the context of soil tests in a Martian environment. Students begin by researching suitable criteria for defining the presence of life. They analyse soil samples in tests similar to the experiments on the Mars Viking Lander and use their operational definition of life to determine whether...

Alfie's Story

This video tells the story of 14 year old Alfie, who has a condition called chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD). This means he has a weakened immune system and is at increased risk of catching life-threatening infections.

Alfie is offered a bone marrow transplant which will cure him of CGD. In this...

Down to Earth: Scientists Today - Dr Holly Bridge

This resource, which links to the topic of light, takes the form of an interview with a modern day scientist, Dr Holly Bridge.

Holly uses modern technology to look at how the brain processes the images of the world that we see through our eyes. She talks about how different parts of the brain process...

On Your Marks...Get Set...Breathe (Ages 11-14)

This resource consists of four experiments about breathing and lung function. Students use lung volume bags, peak flow meters and pulse oximeters to explore lung function and to find out how different activities affect their breathing. The experiments can be carried out in the science classroom but there is an...

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