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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...

Laboratory Tours: Safety at Work

This resource was produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as part of their 'At Work With Science' materials. In this interactive resource, students are introduced to the legal aspects of the Health and Safety regulations; the concept of risk assessments and how to develop them....

Build a Bug Activity

This is a classroom-based activity from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that allows students to explore the features of two bacterial pathogen genomes. The aim of this activity is to highlight the role of different genetic components in two closely related subspecies of Salmonella enterica, and to identify how...

MRSA Gene Hunt

This is a classroom-based activity from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that allows students to explore the features of two bacterial pathogen genomes. The aim of the activity is to highlight the role of different genetic components in two strains of Staphylococcus aureus and to identify how these have led to...

Basic Angles

This trigonometry wheel from Virtual Maths shows students the link between angle sizes and the lengths of sides of right angle triangles. It is an introduction to the trigonometric functions and their practical use in the construction industry.

By setting the angle in the sector to different values students...

Height of Tower

This resource from Virtual Maths provides detailed instructions and a do-it-yourself kit, to make a clinometer, which can be used to find the height of a building, giving students a practical opportunity to apply trigonometric theory.

There is a model which shows how the angle of elevation using the tangent...

Height of a Building

This resource from Virtual Maths provides a do-it-yourself kit and a video demonstrating how to make a clinometer, which can be used to find the height of a building, giving students a practical opportunity to apply trigonometric theory.

Detailed information and images of how to use a theodolite, as well...

Height of a Wall

This resource from Virtual Maths provides a do-it-yourself kit and a video demonstrating how to make a clinometer, which can be used to find the height of a building, giving students a practical opportunity to apply trigonometric theory.

Detailed information and images of how to use a theodolite, as well...

Surface Area of Semi Cylinder

This practical activity from Virtual Maths provides the net of a semicylinder, which is used to construct a 3-D model and calculate the surface area of the shape. Students are prompted to measure dimensions and find the area of the semicircles and rectangles. Their results are put into a structured table to enable...

Volume of Cuboid

The density of clay and the capacity of trucks is the focus of this resource from Virtual Maths, which explores volume calculations and their application in the construction industry. A video shows the process of excavating earth from foundations on a building site and the calculations involved when loading it into...

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