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ARKive School Museum (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum.

The ARKive School Museum presentation looks at examples of endangered species and explains the concept of an ARKive...

ARKive School Museum

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum. Children learn about endangered species through the ARKive School Museum presentation and then choose an endangered species to research. They then produce an exhibit by creatively...

ARKive on Tour

Produced by ARKive, these materials are designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the variety of habitats worldwide and the diversity of species found in each habitat. The activity also highlights topics including interdependence, adaptation and how species evolve specialised features.

Working in groups,...

ARKive's Adaptation: Design a Species Activity (Age 7-11)

This creative activity from ARKive is designed to teach Key Stage Two students about the concept of adaptation. Using the marine environment as an example, students learn about how different species are adapted physically or behaviourally to survive in a particular type of habitat. Students then design their own...

Words Along Wires

This topic uses the context of long distance communications to get pupils thinking about how scientific ideas are used to develop solutions to challenges and how technology is about comparing and evaluating different solutions.

Ways of communicating – sound, light, telephone, semaphore


Let There Be Light

This resource contains three lessons which link to various aspects of energy production and electricity. The lessons are:

The magic of making electricity

 Children find out how electricity can be produced and used. They look at examples of hand crank technology and they also identify...

Evolution - 'Descent with Modification' *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity from ARKive students look for similarities between the basic body plan of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

Your Brilliant Brain *suitable for home teaching*

This comprehension activity, from Genetic Disorders UK, looks at the structure and function of the brain and central nervous system, and what can happen if the brain becomes damaged.

The information provided for students gives a brief description of neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters and the structure and...

Plant diseases: GCSE *suitable for home teaching*

The activities in this resource relate to communicable plant diseases, the use of monoclonal antibody diagnostic tests (ELISA), and the use of genome sequencing in identifying plant pathogens. The activities are based around tasks carried out in the ‘real world’ by scientists working for organisations...

Secondary: Immune Defences *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at the topic of disease prevention by the body’s own natural defences. A detailed presentation and animations showing how the body fights harmful microbes on a daily...


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