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Population Dynamics

Produced in 1969 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to population dynamics.

The booklet considers the influence on populations of a series of inter-related topics:
* The numbers of individuals making up the population of particular...

Size and Shape

Produced in 1971 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines how physics and engineering theory can be used to elucidate the anatomy of plants and animals. It includes very simple calculations which are designed to show that the explanations which are offered are...

Understanding the Chemistry of the Cell

Produced in 1968 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives a brief outline of the methods used in studying the chemistry of living systems. It examines structures of proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, and the reactions which they undergo.

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Toys

The activities in this resource use toys as to investigate scientific concepts and to link between science and design and technology. The activities can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, or form part of a circus of activities around the classroom.

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Urban Ecology

The activities in this resource enable students to observe, describe, compare, contrast and classify environments. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work.

The activities cover sampling, distribution, habitats, pollution and tree growth.

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Time

This resource, using an investigative approach, looks at the concept of time. The suggested activities cover the movement of the sun, tides, making a simple clock, lifespans, time lapse photography and calendars. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are...

Nervous Systems

Produced in 1973 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to the structure and function of vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems.

The booklet contains a range of sections that include:
* Structural properties of nerve cells
*...

An Introduction to Parasitology

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives a view of parasitology research as it stood when it was written. The booklet describes studies in parasitology and the efforts to understand transmission and develop vaccines. Malaria, trypanosomiasis,...

Fungal Saprophytism

Produced in 1972 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet deals with fungal saprophytes. It takes an ecological approach, whilst omitting studies on soil fungi.

The sections contained within the booklet include:
* Nutrition of saprophytic fungi
*...

Animal Growth and Development

Produced in 1970 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at animal growth and development.

There are sections in the booklet that cover topics including:
* The biology of development
* Problems of cell-lineage
* The non-chromosomal...

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