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The Digestive System

This resource provides a lesson about digestion in humans, linked to curriculum objectives. It is structured around a series of captivating, educational films. The films highlight the structure and function of the key organs of the digestive system, focusing on what happens at each stage on food's incredible...

Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...

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...

Go further: A practical guide to extended science projects

 Information on how to do extended science projects and how to conduct them ethically, together with some additional advice for teachers and schools.

Relative size answer sheet

Answers to our relative size card sorting activity

Relative size activity cards

Space is huge and understanding magnitude of numbers is vital. Print and use these 25 cards to sort in order of size, from the width of DNA to the distance from Earth to the Andromeda galaxy.

What’s in that cell answer sheet

Answer sheet for the card game ‘What’s in that cell?’

What’s in that cell card game

Use our downloadable cards to check knowledge of the organelles in different types of cell.

 

These cards help students to compare and contrast the four major types of cells (plant, animal, fungal, bacterial). You could use them as simple...

What’s in that cell?

Use our downloadable cards to check knowledge of the organelles in different types of cell.

These cards help students to compare and contrast the four major types of cells (plant, animal, fungal, bacterial). You could use them as simple revision cards...

Genes, Genomes and Health

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. In recent years, great progress has been made in genome sequencing and understanding the huge amount of data produced. Our genes play a key part in making us who we are, but how can science help us understand our genetic...

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