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Heart Surgery and Dissection

Make your heart dissection lesson more engaging with this resource.  These materials help students to understand more about how the heart works and also includes a step-by-step guide to dissecting a heart obtained from a butcher.

In the first part of the resource, various aspects of cardiac biology are...

Seasons spotter sheets

This series of spotter sheets are useful when identifying living things in their habitats at different times of the year. They contain sheets for each of the seasons include sheets which help to identify:

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Weather and Seasons Word Mats

Aimed at early years and lower primary this resource contains a selection of word mats displaying keywords and illustrations relating to the weather and the four seasons. It provides an ideal literacy aid / prompt when discussing the seasons. This resource has been provided by Early Learning HQ.

DRY: Diary of a water superhero

This book and accompanying teacher guide focus on the story of a young girl and her passion for saving water. The story follows the journey of an ordinary schoolgirl in the UK, who transforms into a water superhero when a DRY summer is followed by a DRY winter. The teacher guide provides eight linked activities...

Clinical Trials

Produced for the Debating Matters competition, this topic guides looks at the use of developing countries for clinical trials. It helps students to understand and debate the issues around this controversial area. There is a concern that powerful companies and research institutions cannot be held to account for...

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 Oceans Day *suitable for home teaching*

This resource provides a stand-alone lesson to support World Oceans Day in schools. The short activities include:

Ocean acidification in a cup which demonstrates the basic process of ocean acidification

Dissolving shell in vinegar investigates how the decreasing pH of...

Growing Pollen Tubes

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. An enjoyable and thought-provoking introduction to the topic of sexual reproduction in plants. Students observe in real time the growth of a pollen tube, over the course of a lesson. When a pollen...

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 procedure,...

Deep Mind resources

This resource allows students to explore advances that neural technology can offer to healthcare, focusing upon epilepsy. The 30 minute Deep Mind film acts as a starting point to the activities that follow. These include role play considering the ethics involved in the use of optogenetics (gene therapy with bio-...

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