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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.

KS4 - Ohm’s law and Ohmic conductors

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognise I-V graphs and the limitations of Ohm’s Law. 2. Apply Ohm’s law to calculate resistance of a component and circuit. 3. Identify and analyse uses and limitations of semiconductors.

KS4 - Abiotic or biotic?

Learning Outcomes 1. List abiotic and biotic factors and describe their difference 2. Apply biotic factors and competition knowledge to elephants in Mali 3. Describe stable and unstable populations

KS4 - Alternative Antibiotics

In this activity students use a model to understand how antibiotic resistant bacteria develop and then investigate a possible solution.

KS4 - Cooperate or Compete

Some groups of organisms live in harmony, sharing and helping each other. Whilst others fight for their share of resources – what drives organisms to cooperate or compete?In this lesson students find out why the work of microbiologists at The University of Oxford is helping to answer this question. This lesson is best used after students have studied competition between organisms. The main activity can be carried out for homework.

KS4 - Fission and Fusion

In this lesson students explore the famous equation E=mc2 and work out the equivalent energy ‘stored’ in everyday objects. They also look at the basics of nuclear fission and fusion and how nuclear weapons use both of these.

KS4 - Too Hot to Handle

This lesson looks at how we measure radioactivity and how to calculate the half-life of radioactive materials.

KS4 - Drug Discovery

This activity extends students’ understanding of the nervous and immune systems and monoclonal antibodies. It asks them to apply their knowledge to an unfamiliar situation – the mechanism of a new drug for AD.

KS4 - Mythbusting Alzheimer's

In this activity students are presented with three different claims about possible risk factors for AD. They have to critique the evidence in order to decide which risk factors are more likely.