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  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
    Making a Smart Tunnel
    Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
  • How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
    Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
    How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
  • An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
    Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
    An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
  • 'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
    OneZoom Tree of LIfe
    'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
  • Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
    Plankton Portal
    Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
    Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
    Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
  • Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
    Nuffield Research Placements
    Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
  • Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
    Rutland Ospreys
    Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
  • Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
    Mosaic
    Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
  • Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
    MRC LMB Insight on Research
    Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
  • a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
    A Switch in the Brain
    a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
  • Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
    How tracking satellites work
    Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
  • A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
    Disaster Zone! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Volcanoes
    A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters

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