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KS5 - Transport Across Membranes

This activity develops scientific comprehension by engaging students with a piece of significant current research within an interesting context. Students read an adapted article, pitched at an appropriate level for interpretation by A-level students.

KS5 - Resistivity and error in measurement

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define resistivity and determine the equation of resistivity. 2. Identify systematic and random errors. 3. Assess the uncertainty of measurements.

KS5 - What is a Semiconductor?

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognise I-V graphs and the limitations of Ohm’s Law. 2. Describe the difference between an Ohmic conductor and a semiconductor. 3. Identify and analyse uses and limitations of semiconductors.

KS5 - Changing a population

Learning Outcomes 1. Describe what determines a population size 2. Graph a changing population and calculate the rate of change 3. Compare and contrast intraspecific competition and interspecific competition

KS5 - Inside the ecosystem

Learning Outcomes 1. Define the terms abiotic and biotic, referencing the biosphere 2. Explain what an ecosystem is and apply it to elephants in Mali 3. Describe the population, community and habitat of elephants in Mali

KS5 - Gut Feeling

In this activity students read an extract from a paper written by microbiologists and The University of Oxford to understand how bacteria can influence our thoughts and feelings – are they trying to manipulate their hosts for their own benefit or is this simply a side-effect?

KS5 - Fusion

In this lesson students learn more about nuclear fusion and undertake calculations to discover the energy potential of the method, as well as the challenges.

KS5 - Genetics of Alzheimer's

Many people who have relatives with AD are worried that they will also develop the disease – but is AD inherited? In this activity students will explore this question by studying family trees, drawing genetic crosses and interpreting information about genes and alleles.

KS5 - Plaques and Tangles

In this activity students are presented with a possible idea for treatment. They study the mechanisms behind the development of AD in order to critique the idea, before developing their own.

KS5 - Fingerprinting First Life

In this lesson, students will be exploring x-ray diffraction, the analytical technique used by scientists to explore the underlying atomic structures of minerals, isotopic dating, and using microscopes to image microstructure.