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The Liverpool Robotic Telescope

Produced in 2015, these materials are themed around the work of the Liverpool Robotic Telescope and the National Schools’ Observatory (NSO). Through the National Schools’ Observatory (NSO) web site, registered schools can request specific observations to be made using the remotely-controlled Liverpool...

Bivariate Data, Regression and Correlation: Residuals

In this activity the goal is for students to understand how the regression line is chosen. Autograph has a built-in facility for showing the squares of the residuals and is required to make this task work. Students are asked to explore what the lines that give the sum of the y-on-x residuals equal to zero have in...

Finance project

This Core Maths resource package involves students completing a financially-themed project. Students are given the task of promoting, manufacturing and delivering a new mobile phone for the best possible price. Students complete annual reports on monthly income and expenditure, explore interest rates, exchange...

Body Builder

An interactive body builder from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) provides a fact file on the location and function of several bones and organs of the human body. Associated worksheets are provided for students to record key information.

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Medicines to Treat Disease

An interactive resource from Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) that illustrates treatments for infectious diseases both past and present, and explains the need to develop new medicines to keep pace with mutation. Students learn about different types of treatments, and also what happens to...

Using Probability Computer Games S3

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students confront and overcome common misconceptions about probability, count equally likely outcomes using diagrams, discuss relationships between theoretical probabilities, observed outcomes and sample sizes and calculate probabilities of dependent and independent...

Materials

From the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), a database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allows students to explore these and many other properties. Materials on the database may be grouped according to one or more of their properties....

Nervous System: Responding to Stimuli *suitable for home teaching*

This unit of learning materials from the National Learning Network Materials' Biology collection introduces the structure and function of the human nervous system. Animations and illustrations show the structure of nerve cells, transmission of signals at a synapse, a reflex arc, sense organs and effectors. ...

Genes and Inheritance *suitable for home teaching*

In these resources from the ABPI students are introduced to genes and chromosomes, the role of genes in determining protein structure, mitosis, cloning technology, meiosis, inheritance, mutation, cystic fibrosis and possibilities for gene therapy.

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Syphilis *suitable for home teaching*

From the Wellcome Trust, this animation shows how syphilis, a sexually transmitted bacterial disease (STD), can infect a person's lymph nodes. If this initial infection is not treated, the bacteria can spread to cause damage to the heart, aorta, brain, eyes and bones. In some cases, untreated syphilis can result in...