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Case Studies in Cell and Molecular Biology for Post-16 Students *suitable for home teaching*

From the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), these resources are a collection of biotechnology case studies for post-16 students on research and research findings, covering topics such as cloning and gene therapy. Produced by Dr Harry Griffin (Roslin Institute) and teacher Dr Jaquie Burt...

Darwin Today Factsheets *suitable for home teaching*

Marking the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Spieces, these five factsheets from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) illustrate the continuing importance of the theory of evolution by natural selection in contemporary research...

Evolution *suitable for home teaching*

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. Why does Darwinian evolution raise controversy when, say, quantum mechanics scarcely registers on the public consciousness?

This issue of 'Big Picture' looks at the theory of evolution, the evidence that supports...

Biodiversity *suitable for home teaching*

This colourful leaflet from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) looks at what biodiversity is and why it matters. It also explains how human activities threaten the natural environment, endangering species and habitats and what we are doing about the problem. The resource includes a list of research...

Transport in Flowering Plants *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the transport systems in pants, including detail of xylem, phloem, roots and mycorrhizae, and their associated functions. The transpiration stream and the importance of this on maintaining...

Transport Through Plants and Plant Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides detail on the function of the xylem and phloem, including the role of active transport, osmosis and the transpiration stream. Factors affecting the rate of transpiration are discussed. Activities are suggested for...

Photosynthesis *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the process of photosynthesis, including details of the leaf structure, the role of chlorophyll and light dependent reactions. The importance of photosynthesis is explained.

Cardiovascular System *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, provides details of the functions and key mechanisms involved in the cardiovascular system. It explains the role of the cardiovascular system in homeostasis and describes atherosclerosis and the role of aspiring in managing heart attacks. This resource provides a...

Science in the Environment Pack 2: Living Systems *suitable for home teaching*

The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular...

Body Chemicals *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the Royal Society, provides details of the chemicals that make up the body, including organic compounds: carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins. This resource provide a clear summary, together with suggested activities, for students who wish to revise the biological principles on...

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