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Investigating Seed Germination

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology.This activity allows students to investigate many factors that influence seed germination, including temperature, light, nutrient levels, pollutant effects, tropisms and so on.It provides a convenient,...
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2000 - 2009

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Investigating Plant Growth Regulators

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. In this activity, students investigate the effects of the hormone auxin (Indole Acetic Acid or IAA) as a plant growth regulator, giving opportunities to look at auxiliary bud development, root...
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2000 - 2009

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Investigating Phototropism: The Response of Seedlings to Light

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. This activity offers a simple way to investigate phototropism: the response of seedlings to different wavelengths of light. This technique will help students investigate this tropic response, using...
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2000 - 2009

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Investigating Plant Growth: Growing Radishes in Film Cans

One of a series from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. This practical introduces a simple method to grow radishes, for investigations into the effect of a range of factors on plant growth, including levels of pollutants, nutrients, or light levels and temperature....
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2000 - 2009

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TLC for Plant Pigments Involved in Photosynthesis

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. This reliable and enjoyable practical gives students the opportunity to observe the different pigments involved in photosynthesis using thin layer chromatography (TLC). A low-cost method to get the most...
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2000 - 2009

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Investigating Photosynthesis: Can Leaf Discs Make Starch in the Dark?

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. In this practical activity, students to investigate the role of light in starch production in leaves during the process of photosynthesis. By using leaf discs rather than whole leaves, a number of...
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2000 - 2009

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Measuring Photosynthesis with Cabomba

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. A reliable way to demonstrate photosynthesis in the classroom. When the pond-weed Cabomba is placed in a solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate in the presence of light of appropriate intensity, it will...
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2000 - 2009

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How the Human Genome Was Sequenced

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource introduces the Human Genome Project (HGP).A short animation gives:* an introduction to DNA and genomes;* an overview of which countries were involved in the international Human Genome Project;* a description of the processes, biological principles and techniques...
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Function Finders

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in this activity students translate DNA sequences into a series of amino acids to discover which protein is coded for and its function.Students are supplied with a worksheet with DNA sequences and a codon wheel to decode the codons into amino acids. The amino acid...
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2010 to date

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Sustainability terms and definitions

Produced by Practical Action, these activities encourage students to think about different aspects of sustainability. This helps them to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of sustainability. In these activities, students consider the four areas of sustainability: * Economic *...
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