- Richard III - The Isotope Story
The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
- Macaques and Malaria - The spread of disease
Malaria is a disease affecting countries all around the world. What research are Scientists doing to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease? This classroom activity is based on new research in Borneo and gets students using real-world survey data.
- Visualising the Invisible
How can hand touch data help to reduce healthcare associated infections? Using their own understanding of the communication of disease and real life hospital data, students can consider how an understanding of hand touch patterns may be used to reduce healthcare associated infections
- Hydrogen: fuel of the future?
How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars? In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
- Contaminated Crops
Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
- Lighting the Night
Street lights make pedestrians feel safer at night, and cut crime. Can we keep street lights bright enough to make people feel safe, but reduce their demand for energy, so cutting greenhouse gas emissions? This activity gets students working on the problem.
- Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.