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Heart Surgery and Dissection

Make your heart dissection lesson more engaging with this resource.  These materials help students to understand more about how the heart works and also includes a step-by-step guide to dissecting a heart obtained from a butcher.

In the first part of the resource, various aspects of cardiac biology are...

Let's Dissect - the Heart

This tutorial, from Bristol University’s Let’s Dissect, includes a video of a heart dissection with accompanying narration describing the anatomy. 

Please note, some interactive files have been removed from this resource, as they are no longer supported by Adobe Flash Player.

 

Electrocardiagrams

This resource from the Institute of Physics, describes how electrocardiagrams (ECGs) record the activity of the heart through electrodes placed on a patient's skin. The teacher's notes contain an introduction to ECGs and lesson notes for the associated PowerPoint file. A mark scheme for the worksheet is also...

Debate kit - IVF

This kit encourages students to consider the benefits of, and the problems that may arise from, the use of hormones to control fertility, including in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Role play gives students a chance to explore the different sides of the issue and compare others’ points of view, as well as considering...

Let’s Dissect – the Kidney

This tutorial, from Bristol University’s Let’s Dissect, highlights the structure and function of the kidney and includes a video of a kidney dissection with accompanying narration describing the anatomy. 

Please note, some interactive files have been removed from this resource, as they are no longer...

Treating Genetic Conditions

This is a simple activity to introduce genetic conditions and how gene therapy is being developed to try to treat them. Students model the chromosomes in a nucleus and investigate the idea of gene transfer, before answering questions on a worksheet. This worksheet is part of a collection of materials based on [link...

Ecological Survey

Using the context of land remediation, this resource describes a series of investigations to measure the distribution of plants and animals, including a range of sampling techniques and the measurement of abiotic factors such as soil conditions, temperature and light intensity.  These activities are generally...

Designing Investigations

This resource, from the University of Nottingham, describes a number of investigations which could be carried out in heathland habitats. Heathlands are excellent habitats to use for designing and carrying out experiments. Plants are often relatively easy to identify when compared with other habitats and...

Stylish Shadows

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within design and technology and science. This resource focusses on making shadow puppets and developing supporting knowledge about the relationship between...

Light: light and shadows

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, this resource aimed at Year Three give details of seven lessons on light. It includes activities which develop an understanding of how the Earth’s movement gives rise to seasons and day and night. Children investigate shadows, reflections and sundials. Other lessons include work on...

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