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Feeding a growing world

Students examine the sugar content of potatoes in relation to emerging interest in the carcinogen acrylamide produced when potatoes are cooked at high temperatures. Employing cutting-edge techniques to genetically modify E. coli bacteria, they will insert the jellyfish gfp gene to make the...

Birds spotter sheets *suitable for home learning*

This series of spotter sheets are useful when identifying living things in their habitats at different times of the year. They contain sheets for different species and types of bird and birds found in different habitats. The sheets include: birds of prey, crows and black birds, finches, g...

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...

Separating Solutions

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of separating solutions, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes...

Solutions

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of solutions, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes diagnostic...

Substance

This progression toolkit develops understanding of the key concept of substance, as part of a topic on substances and mixtures. This key concept helps to build broader understanding about substances and properties, which is one of the big ideas of science education at ages 11-14.

It includes diagnostic...

Animal Symmetry (Age 7-9) *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by ARKive this resource aimed at Key Stage Two is a collection of eight animal symmetry worksheets. Children are asked to complete the reflection of various animals to show that they exhibit reflective symmetry. Each sheet also includes an image of the animal and key facts about it. The resource uses four...

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...

Cell Signalling *suitable for home teaching*

Produced in 2014, this resource looks at cell signalling when the hormone adrenaline binds to receptors on the surface of the target cell. The resource sheets describe how the original hormonal signal is amplified through a cascade reaction.

Supporting videos explain key areas of working scientifically,...

Biodiversity *suitable for home teaching*

Sovon, a Dutch bird protection organisation, counts birds. The number of greylag geese is increasing. Students are asked to investigate whether this increase is worrying for the diversity of water bird species? Students explore what the concept biodiversity means, how it can be described mathematically and what are...

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