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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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