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KS4 - Penguin Counting

In this activity, students take part in a simulated version of the project by studying images taken by the cameras to learn about why we repeat measurements in science, and what calculating uncertainty can tell us about data quality.

KS4 - Penguin Populations

In this activity, students plot data that shows the change in population of two penguin species living on the same Antarctic island. They then use different sources of information, including a food web, to decide possible hypotheses for the changes in each species’ population and use this to write recommendations to policy makers on what they should be doing to protect the Antarctic.

KS4 (UK) ages 14-16 - Chemical Compounds in Magma

This resource uses volcanic activity as a context for engaging students with questions about bonding and structure. Students are asked a range of questions on each of the types of bonding introduced at GCSE (ionic, simple covalent, giant covalent, and metallic) and so this resource is perhaps best suited to a review lesson.

KS4 (UK) ages 14-16 - Pressure Calculations

Students will use equations and make calculations related to pressure and depth, pressure, force and area, and Boyle’s Law.

KS4 (UK) ages 14-16 - Mars Rocks

This activity is a suggestion about how a GCSE required practical (making a soluble salt) can be incorporated into a real-life context. Students will explore how the reaction between metal oxides and acids create salts, before applying this to a reaction that may have happened in Martian lakes billions of years ago.

KS4 - The Evolution of Cats

This activity provides an opportunity to for students to review their understanding of, and practice their explanations for, evolution by natural selection and the process of speciation.

KS4 – An Animated Immune System

In this activity, students engage in a creative group activity to review the immunity topic.

KS4 – Control of Immunity: Cascades of Shapes

This activity encourages students to review the action of the immune system with an emphasis on students considering the importance of shape in the activation and action of phagocytes and lymphocytes.

KS4 - Food Security in the Future

In this activity, students will be introduced to and encouraged to consider some of the major threats to food security in the future. Students will then conduct independent/group research to investigate these issues further and produce a short presentation outlining their research and its implications.

KS4 - Model Organisms in Research

This lesson introduces students to the concept of using model organisms in biological research. Students will be introduced to the reasons for their use and will explore the ethical and logistical concerns that scientists consider when selecting a model organism.