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Planet Science: Our World in Motion Quiz

Produced by Planet Science, this quiz is an engaging way to get students thinking about a wide range of areas in science and engineering. It could also be used as part of a public engagement in science activity.

The quiz covers topics such as:
* Earth structure and plate tectonics
* The rock...

Episode 539: Deep Inelastic Scattering

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students use an analogue experiment to illustrate electron scattering by quarks. In the model, magnets are concealed in a box. Their poles represent ‘charges’ which are probed using a freely-suspended magnet. This helps to demonstrate that each of the...

Kidney Failure

In this SATIS Revisited resource students look at the role of the kidney and treatment of kidney failure by dialysis and with transplants, and explore issues around the shortage of donor organs in the UK.

In 2010 the number of individuals requiring kidney transplants in the UK was approximately 8000 people....

Carbon Footprints and the Greenhouse Effect

In this SATIS Revisited resource students consider the factors that contribute to the greenhouse effect, the possible effects of global warming, and how they as individuals are contributing to carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate change is affecting the natural world. The distribution of some species appears to...

Infectious Diseases - Diseases

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about a range of infectious diseases. Each are clearly explained, with causes and symptoms, and a quiz helps tests students' understanding of the topics covered. Diseases are:

  • Influenza
  • HIV/AIDS...

Infectious Diseases - Pathogens

This is an interactive resource produced by the ABPI. In the resource, students can find out about mico-organisms and how they cause disease. There are sections on bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. Each section contains details on the micro-organism's structure and examples of the diseases they cause.

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Infectious Diseases - Immunity

This is an interactive resource produced by the ABPI. In the resource, students can find out about how the human immune system tackles infectious diseases. The resource describes how antigens identify foreign pathogens and the immune response that is produced. Animations illustrate processes such as antigen-...

Infectious Diseases - Timeline

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource looks at developments in our understanding of infectious diseases and how this has changed over time. From vaccination by Edward Jenner, to the present day, advances in knowledge are illustrated. Sections in the resource include:

  • Jenner and vaccination...

Infectious Diseases - Medicines

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about how infectious diseases are treated with modern medicines. It covers topics such as:

  • Antiseptics
  • Antibiotics and resistance
  • Developing medicines

 

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Who Wants to Be a Zoologist?

Produced by ARKive, a database of stunning natural history images, this activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the identifiable features of different types of animals and how they are classified. The activity is also suitable for students aged 14-16 and beyond.

Using a quiz format, students...

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