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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.

KS3 - Star Power

In this lesson, students explore some of the current methods for generating electricity and explore the basic ideas of nuclear fusion.

KS3 - Evolution Detectives

In this lesson, students will be making and studying the properties of their own mud using pH experiments. They will be thinking about how pH affects microbes, and the ways that mudstones form, erode and break down. They will look at water, earth and air as they explore the science of evolution and wonder about how to identify traces of early life on Mars.

KS3 - What is nanoscale?

In this lesson students explore some of the reasons why scientists use SI units and become more familiar with the SI units for very small objects, particularly nanometres.

KS3 - DNA Discoveries

In this activity students work in groups to create banner representing the timeline of DNA discoveries and find out how our understanding of DNA has progressed from the 1800s to the present day.

KS3 - How to read a rainbow

Students make their own spectroscope to explore spectra from different light sources, and learn about the ways that researchers use spectroscopy in a range of scientific applications.

KS3 - Dam Dilemma

In this activity students look at the positive and negative impacts of building more hydroelectric dams on Ugandan rivers. They use this information to write a balanced argument.