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Couch Potato or Elite Athlete? Finding the Happy Medium

This resource, from the Microbiology Society, gives an overview of role of the immune system and how it is affected by training intensity. Exercise can have both a positive and negative effect on immune function and can influence an individual’s vulnerability to infection. The material is suitable for post 16...

Cold Wars

Produced by the Microbiology Society, this resource contains highly illustrated and accessible information about how the common cold is caused by viruses. The sections include: * What causes a cold? * What are viruses? * How do rhinoviruses cause a cold? * How are colds spread? * What are the symptoms? * Can colds...

How many gigatons of carbon dioxide? (infographic)

David McCandless is a data journalist and information designer with a passion for visualizing information with the minimum of words. We've picked out his visual representation of the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, but there are many more which are so...

Speedy Boats

The focus of this activity is on the principle of hydrodynamics through testing boat hull designs in a test tank.

This activity gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their critical thinking and decision making skills through a practical approach. The experiment ensures a ‘fair’ set of...

Aerodynamics and Boomerangs

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), looks at how the boomerang works from design and scientific principles. Students explore how aerodynamic forces affect the flight of objects, relate the design features of the boomerang to its path and motion and they then learn to apply...

Infections and diseases - wanted posters

A series of posters presenting details and characteristics of the following diseases: HIV/AIDS, avian flu, diabetes, sclerosis, tuberculosis, polio, arthritis, and smallpox.

 

Garden organic

From Garden Organic this set of cards provides growing instructions for strawberries, carrot, garlic, spring onions, spring cabbage and phacelia.  Each card is illustrated with a photograph of the plant on one side with clear cultural instructions including when to plant, when to harvest and how to care for the...

How does space affect the human body?

This infographic, from the Canadian Space Agency, describes how microgravity and increased radiation levels in space can affect astronauts' blood, circulation, muscles, nervous system, eyes, bones and DNA.

Race for the Line - Micro:bit Model Rocket Car

Naturally nosey

This careers case study describes the work of Social Sciences Researcher Dr Annie Tinsley. She describes her work at Caledonian University, where she is the lead researcher and with overall responsibility for coordinating the work, budgetary matters and publishing of papers and articles. Annie has worked on worked...

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