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KS3 - Antarctic Relationhips

In this activity, students use information about Antarctic organisms to build a food web, and then use this to work out how changes to other populations could affect the chinstrap penguin population.

KS3 (UK) ages 11-14 - Heavy Water

In this lesson, students will learn about isotopes, subatomic particles and the structure of the atom, linking it to concepts of weight and density.

KS3 (UK) ages 11-15 - Crystal Size Investigation

Through a simple experimental investigation, the resource encourages students to explore how formation temperature affects crystal size. Students are then directed to use their findings to explain the difference in crystal size between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks, review bonding (KS4), and undertake calculations about pressure as applied to volcanic eruptions (KS4).

KS3 (UK) ages 11-14 - Carbonate Conundrum

In this activity students are asked to design a chemical test that could be used to see if a rock from Mars contains carbonates. In doing so they learn about the acid-carbonate reaction and how to carry out gas tests.

KS3 - Ecosystems and Introductions

This activity uses the concept of species introductions to explore the content of food chains and webs.

KS3 - Cell Structure and Structural Adaptations

In this lesson students will review cell organelle function, predict basic structural adaptations of cells based on their function and explain structural adaptations of cells in relation to organelle function.

KS3 - Hardy Crops and Photosynthetic Experiments

This activity offers students the opportunity to plan an investigation and engage in follow up data handling within the context of current research and with the background of significant real-world issues.

KS3 - What is resistance?

Learning outcomes: 1 Describe resistance in an electrical circuit. Define an insulator and conductor and predict what a semiconductor is. 3. Understand the uses of semiconductors.

KS3 - Adapt or extinct?

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recap ecosystem knowledge and describe common resources that organisms compete for 2. Determine how organisms can adapt, particularly to their environment 3. Apply adaptation to extinction and co-existence

KS3 - Beneficial Bacteria

Probiotics contain species of these bacteria but do they actually work to increase their population in our intestines? This activity is suitable for extending the more able students. They plan an investigation to collect evidence before evaluating how valid their data would be.