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ARKive School Museum (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum.

The ARKive School Museum presentation looks at examples of endangered species and explains the concept of an ARKive...

ARKive School Museum

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum. Children learn about endangered species through the ARKive School Museum presentation and then choose an endangered species to research. They then produce an exhibit by creatively...

ARKive's Adaptation: Design a Species Activity (Age 7-11)

This creative activity from ARKive is designed to teach Key Stage Two students about the concept of adaptation. Using the marine environment as an example, students learn about how different species are adapted physically or behaviourally to survive in a particular type of habitat. Students then design their own...

Words Along Wires

This topic uses the context of long distance communications to get pupils thinking about how scientific ideas are used to develop solutions to challenges and how technology is about comparing and evaluating different solutions.

Ways of communicating – sound, light, telephone, semaphore


Let There Be Light

This resource contains three lessons which link to various aspects of energy production and electricity. The lessons are:

The magic of making electricity

 Children find out how electricity can be produced and used. They look at examples of hand crank technology and they also identify...

Evolution - 'Descent with Modification' *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity from ARKive students look for similarities between the basic body plan of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

Introducing Stem Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This presentation and collection of short activities, from Eurostemcell, introduce basic stem cell concepts and include teacher’s notes with each slide and useful diagrams. The materials include:

 Presentation: Introducing stem cells

• Stem cell biology basics: for post-16 students,...

Secondary: Immune Defences *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at the topic of disease prevention by the body’s own natural defences. A detailed presentation and animations showing how the body fights harmful microbes on a daily...

Ultrasound *suitable for home teaching*

This resource from the Institute of Physics, describes how ultrasound can be used to image the body. The video describes how ultrasound can be used to image a professional footballer's knee to investigate the cause of pain. The teachers' notes contain an introduction to ultra-sound imaging, lesson notes linked to...

The Big Bang Lesson *suitable for home teaching*

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...


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