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Living things and their habitats: habitats

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to living things and their habitats in Year Two. They include activities which help explain the life processes common to all living things and how we work out what’s alive and what’s not? Children also collect specimens and...

Pod 1: Introduction

In this Nuffield ...

Gas Compression and Expansion

This engineering resource, produced by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) for the Royal Academy of Engineering, asks the question: how can you calculate the energy used, or made available, when the volume of a gas is changed? A bicycle pump, a refrigerator and the internal combustion engine change the...

How the Human Genome Was Sequenced

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource introduces the Human Genome Project (HGP).

A short animation gives:

* an introduction to DNA and genomes;

* an overview of which countries were involved in the international Human Genome Project;

* a description of the processes,...

Subcloning

This animation shows the major stages of subcloning. This is the process of breaking up fragments of DNA from BAC clones into smaller more manageable pieces for DNA sequencing. This process was very important during the Human Genome Project. Subcloning involves several standard molecular biology techniques...

DNA Libraries: Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC)

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource contains an overview of the techniques involved in making a BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) library. It consists of an animation that covers the key stages in the process:

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Captivating Climates

This resource, from BP Educational Service (BPES), aimed at Key Stage Two asks children to build a mini-greenhouse. It includes practical worksheets, an animated quiz on how temperature is measured, which helps support the development of childrens' investigative skills. It also contains a 'Captivating Climates'...

Electricity

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of eight lessons on electricity. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students begin with revision of simple circuits before gaining lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. They...

Pod 3: Cars

In this Nuffield Foundation resource, students explore our relationship with cars and other forms of transport. They start by investigating some of the health and social problems associated with increasing car ownership. They move on to consider how innovative technologies could support more healthy and...

Pod 4: Climate Change

In this Nuffield Foundation resource students begin by reviewing their understanding of the carbon cycle. They investigate the link between human activity and increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and speculate on whether this is causing global...

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