Biology

  • TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
    TechHub
    TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
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  • A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2020
    National Insect Week
    A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2020
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  • Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
    ASE Book of the Year Competition
    Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
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  • The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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  • The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
    MeMBrane
    The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
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  • We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
    SuperYeast
    We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
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  • These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
    Incredible You
    These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
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  • Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
    Harlequin Ladybird Survey
    Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
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  • A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
    UK Ladybird Survey
    A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
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  • Primary teachers and secondary science teachers are invited to a special online workshop on 12 January, where you’ll learn how to run four simple STEM enrichment activities about the human body and disease.  A second session on 28 January will be for your students to try out the activities, and to ask pathologists questions about the topics and what they do in their jobs.
    Discover Pathology
    Primary teachers and secondary science teachers are invited to a special online workshop on 12 January, where you’ll learn how to run four simple STEM enrichment activities about the human body and disease. A second session on 28 January will be for your students to try out the activities, and to ask pathologists questions about the topics and what they do in their jobs.
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  • Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
    Special Species Competition
    Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
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  • The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
    Get involved with the Royal Society of Biology
    The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
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  • Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
    Antimicrobial resistance
    Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
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  • Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
    ABPI Careers Guidance
    Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
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  • Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
    Statistics in research
    Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
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  • Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
    Whipsnade News
    Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    SeeMe
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
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  • These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
    Collins AQA A Level Support
    These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
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  • Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
    World Osprey Week
    Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
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  • Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
    FSC Marine Camps
    Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
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  •  This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs).  Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
    Who's responsible for global goals?
    This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
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  • Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets;  why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
    Global Goals
    Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
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  • The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
    New Horizons in Medicine
    The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
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  • An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Biotechnology
    An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Cloning
    An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Genetic engineering
    An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Stem cells
    An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Unravelling the Genome
    A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Polymerase chain reaction
    An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
    Sensory ecology and evolution
    Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
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  • A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015.  Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
    New Collins resources for A Level
    A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015. Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
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  • Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
    Curriculum mapped resources
    Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
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  •  The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
    Chilled Careers
    The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
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  • Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
    History of Medicine
    Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
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  • It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
    Making Medicines
    It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
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  • An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
    Nervous System
    An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
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  • Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
    Chemistry of Life
    Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
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  • An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students
    Genes and inheritance
    An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students
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  • The heart and circulation system explained with detailed animated graphics
    Heart and Circulation
    The heart and circulation system explained with detailed animated graphics
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  • A concise  resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
    Hormones and their effects
    A concise resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
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  • An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
    Homeostasis - kidneys and water balance
    An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
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  • Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
    Infectious diseases - timeline
    Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
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  • Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
    Laboratory and pilot plant tours
    Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
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  • This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
    Cell division
    This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
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  • This exciting resource explores different  pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
    Pathogens and the immune system
    This exciting resource explores different pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
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  • The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
    Diabetes 16+
    The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
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  • The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
    Cell Biology
    The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
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  • Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
    Enzymes 16+
    Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
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  • How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
    How medicines work
    How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
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  • I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
    Birdgirl
    I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
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  • The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
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  • Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
    Whipsnade Zoo Education Sessions
    Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
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  • Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience.  Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
    Operating Theatre Live
    Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
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  • Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
    Longitude Prize
    Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
    Practical Action evaluation tools
    Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
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  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
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  • Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
    Who's most at risk
    Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
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  • An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
    Optika Trinocular Microscope
    An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
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  • A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils  The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before.  Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
    Floating garden challenge
    A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
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  • To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
    Antibiotic Apocalypse
    To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
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  • Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
    Copper news from Athens
    Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
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  • This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
    Copper, pathogens and disease
    This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
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  • 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.
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  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
    Copper Development Association Resources
    The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
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  •  This website contains all known Darwin publications, private papers and manuscripts, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and images.
    The complete works of Charles Darwin online - AHRC
    This website contains all known Darwin publications, private papers and manuscripts, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and images.
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  • An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
    MRC Insight Blog
    An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
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  • 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.
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  • We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
    Young Scientists Journal
    We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
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  • '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.
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  • 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.
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  • NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
    Planet Earth - NERC
    NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
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  • This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
    Vision of the future- BBSRC
    This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
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  •  Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
    Deadinburgh Biomaths-BBSRC
    Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
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  • 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.
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  • Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
    UK Aquaculture Industry Global Food Security Insight pdf
    Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
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  • A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
    Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
    A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
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  • A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
    Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
    A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
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  • Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
    NERC researcher articles
    Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
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  • softCell e-learning
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  • A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
    Beehave Computer Model
    A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
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  • iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
    iSpot
    iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
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  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
    SGM Education Resources
    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
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  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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