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KS3 - Star Power

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KS4 - A Geological Blink

In this lesson, students will be coming to grips with the geological timescale of the Earth, of life on Earth, and of human history. They will be exploring the colourful history that explains how scientists can detect the colours of creatures long dead, and identify hints of early microbial life interacting with the atmosphere and lithosphere.