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Energy Transfer *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article devoted to food chains. This article looks at photosynthesis and the loss of energy from plants to animals throughout the food chain. How this limits the number of animals that can survive on the energy fixed by a patch of vegetation is explained. Foraging characteristics and how many animals can...

Testing New Medicines *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article exploring the testing of new medicines to see if they are safe for people to take. The effects on cells of a potential new drug are investigated using tissue cultures of human or animal cells. Some tissue cultures use fresh tissue samples, but most come from well-established laboratory cell...

Medical Imaging *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article about microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet and X-rays which are all electromagnetic waves. The article looks at their different uses and why some are used to create medical images and others to treat disease. The article also explores how the electromagnetic spectrum is used by medical physicists to...

Electrical Safety *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article about what causes faults in electrical appliances and the wiring installations in homes, and why people receive electric shocks. How regulations can reduce the risk of electrical faults and electric shocks is also examined together with the use of fuses, fuse wire and modern RCDs (residual...

Flying Weightless *suitable for home teaching*

This Catalyst article looks at what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'. The article looks at how astronauts are trained in aircraft and how underwater work can also help prepare them for space travel.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1.

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Chemistry in a Blast Furnace *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article about chemical reactions that occur in a blast furnace during the steelmaking process. This short article features a diagram of a blast furnace showing the active ingredients used to produce iron from ore.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 16, Issue 3.

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Nanotechnology *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article about nanotechnology, the science of building tiny devices. Opinions differ on the use of nanotechnology, one school of thought is that it will be the answer to many of the biggest challenges in medicine, electronics and defence, another is that it will lead to opening up a dangerous world of...

Revised Nuffield Advanced Physics: Particles, Imaging and Nuclei

Published by the Nuffield Foundation, the articles in this Revised Nuffield Advanced Physics reader are extended concepts covered in the course and examined developments in physics taking place in the 1980s.

Contents
*The particles and forces of nature
*Radioisotopes...

Revised Nuffield Advanced Physics: Energy Options

Published by the Nuffield Foundation, this background reader was compiled to support Unit G 'Energy sources' in the Revised Nuffield Advanced Physics course. This book contained a collection of articles related to energy options. The articles were not written specially for the course but were selected from a range...

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