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Plants

This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses. 

The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.

The...

Mars Lander

Presentation about colonising mars - landing and how live there. Group activity to make Mars Lander to safety land egg for height. In addition activity to make parachutes for Mars Lander

How IAA, the most common form of auxin, works Presentation

This presentation, using stills from the animation about the action of IAA, is produced without any text making it useful for teaching and revision.

Components of the immune system

Use this presentation in conjunction with the poster to discuss and understand the role of the components of the immune system.

Health and Climate Change

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. The Earth's climate is changing ever faster, and human activities play a role in speeding up this change.

The Earth’s climate is changing. In fact, it has always been changing. What is different now is the speed...

Drugs

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. While providing immense benefits, drugs are not the perfect solution.

They only work on a proportion of patients, sometimes they harm us, and we're not very good at taking them as we should. For some diseases,...

BRAF: from gene to cancer therapy

This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify the gene BRAF. Clinical researcher Ultan McDermott tells the story of how scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovered a specific mutation in the BRAF gene, which is found in around half of malignant melanoma cases. He...

Workshop 2: DC22 Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about successfully designed products, the process of product analysis and design and about materials used in...

Workshop 1: Turbine Head Disassembly - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, are designed to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through a PowerPoint presentation, quiz and activity sheets, students learn about product analysis and successfully designed products. Using disassembly, they learn about design decisions...

Workshop 4: Design Specification - Key Stage Five Resources

These resources, from the James Dyson Foundation, include lesson plans, activities and a presentation to support post-16 design and technology and engineering courses. Through these resources, students learn about design specification, how they are used in the design process and how to develop one. They learn to...

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