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6R's explained

These resources consist of a presentation and activity sheets to support design and technology students aged 14-16. It helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of sustainable development and the use of precious resources. The 6 R's are:Rethink: what could be done differently?Refuse: are there materials a...
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Cartesian components of vectors

This resource from Mathcentre explores vectors in two and three-dimensions, how to calculate the length of a position vector and the angle between a position vector and an x axis. After reading through the text and completed the exercise questions, students should be able to: coordinate unit vectors in two...
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Inside STEM careers: research into plant pollinators

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of plant research scientist, Beverley Glover. Through activities based around plant adaptations, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.Beverley Glover is a lecturer and research...
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Inside STEM careers: investigating antimicrobial properties

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of the plant biologist, Julian Ma. Through seeing how natural and genetically-modified plants can produce medicines, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.Julian is Professor of...
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Sucrose and the Growth of Root Explants

From Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this practical activity was developed for Scottish Highers specifications, but the protocol can equally well be used for other specifications.Students sterilise seeds of white mustard (Sinapis alba) and allow them to grow in sterile water agar for several days. Explants...
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2000 - 2009

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Relative Humidity and Botrytis Infection

From Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this practical activity was developed for Scottish Highers specifications, but the protocol can equally well be used for other specifications.Students incubate raspberries at various humidities. The raspberries have been inoculated with the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea...
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2000 - 2009

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Ideas for Extended Projects with Plants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this resource suggests a range of ideas for extended investigations into plant growth and physiology. Each suggestion is given a brief description but details of experimental methods are not provided.The investigations suggested include:• What causes dandelion...
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2000 - 2009

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Water Potential During Ripening and Storage

This investigation, produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), shows how students could investigate the changes in water potential of fruits and vegetables during ripening and storage.Simple biomechanical and biochemical tests are described which can be used to measure the effects of osmosis, when placing...
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2000 - 2009

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Catechol Oxidase Activity in Fruits and Vegetables

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this investigation looks at the activity of the enzyme catechol oxidase (also called polyphenoloxidase). Found in a wide variety of plants, it is responsible for the darkening observed when many fruits or vegetables are cut or bruised.Details of the materials needed...
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2000 - 2009

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Colour Changes in Ripening Fruits and Vegetables

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these investigations look at how pigments change during the fruit ripening process.The green colour of the unripe fruit is due largely to the presence of chlorophylls, and the development of different colours during ripening is due to the disappearance of these...
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2000 - 2009

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