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A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Linnean Society practical activities on discovering DNA - well set out resources, also has links to biotechnology.

Information and activities discussing drug discovery and development and clinical trials.

An explanation of the process of fertilisation, which describes gametes and the inheritance of gender.

A bried description of sexual and asexual reproduction.

A description of gametes and fertilisation. Linked pages include mitosis and stem cells.

Includes FSH, LH, oestrogen and progesterone. A graph and animation are seen.

A comprehensive overview of the development of animals within the foetus (both mammalian and other).

A detailed overview of the process of fertilisation and the role of gametes. Includes internal and extternal fertilisation.

A detailed description of the reasons why and solution for infertility, including the role of hormones and IVF. Covers ethical issues.

A short video clip which describes the structure and function of the digestive system.

Three very detailed linked pages covering enzyme action, factors that affect rate and the lock and key hypothesis.

A detailed description of the digestive system, including its parts and their functions, peristalsis, enzymes, bile and functional foods.

A single page description of peristalsis including an animation.

A detailed look at the enzymes of the digestive system, the reactions they catalyse and their products.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

An instructional section from the Diabetes UK webpage.

A short video clip which describes respiration and the effects of exercise.

A short video clip describing the circulatory system.

A short video clip and key points which explain the process and importance of respiration.

A detailed description of the circulatory system including blood components, blood vessels and the heart.

One webpage focussed upon the heart. The parts and their roles are given. An animation is used to show the different stages of the cardiac cycle.

Detailed pages from the PE section of BBC Bitesize covering the effects of training and exercise.

Multimedia guide to cancer biology

A short video clip which describes the structure and function of DNA.

A short video clip which explains the process of inheritance.

A short but excellent video clip which introduces DNA, protein synthesis and the HGP.

A short video describing the nervous system.

A detailed description of the nervous system including the eye, neurones and the reflex arc.

A detailed summary of the parts of the eye, how we see, and some vision defects.

A detailed description of the reflex arc including a diagram and video clip. The steps are clearly identified.

A detailed overview of the three types of neurone and synapse, using diagrams, text and a short video clip.

A drag and drop interactive game in which parts of the body are connected to the nervous system.

An interactive map of the brain listing parts and functions.

A short video clips explaining some of the homeostatic mechanisms in humans.

A short video clip explaining the nervous system.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

One page covering how vaccines are made and whay they are used. Text and a short video clip are used to explain this.

An explanation of what immunity is and why we have it. Antibodies are covered in detail using a short video clip.

A two minute video focussed upon heart and lung transplant operations.

An interactive game in which parts of the skeleton are matched with their locations and then described.

This page possesses only the animated reaction timer.

A section from the 'talktofrank' website.

A short video clip and key points which explain the role of enzymes in the body.

Three very detailed linked pages covering enzyme action, factors that affect rate and the lock and key hypothesis.

A detailed look at the enzymes of the digestive system, the reactions they catalyse and their products.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

A short but excellent video clip which introduces DNA, protein synthesis and the HGP.

An instructional section from the Diabetes UK webpage.

A webpage with links to science teaching resources, including worksheets, video clips and animations. General ones include a bingo card generating tool and graph drawing applications. Specific resources are found for human body systems and protein synthesis.

A webpage with links to science teaching resources, including worksheets, video clips and animations. General ones include a bingo card generating tool and graph drawing applications. Specific resources are found for human body systems and protein synthesis.

Although a well-established practical, this version of the extraction of DNA from cheek cells or plant material is well-presented and thorough. Comprehensive teacher guidance and students notes are provided.These contain accessible information on the discovery, structure and replication of DNA. The materials also consider issues such as cloning and genetic engineering.

A paper on genetics in medicine - extra information for students interested in genetics and its implications for medicine.

Paper that describes interaction between genetics and medicine - good information for reading around the subject for interested students.

A whiteboard presentation (or printed cards) can be used to help students understand how we see and perceive colour. Students are encouraged to think of colour as more than just a property of light. It depends on how our brains interpret the signals produced when light hits the retina. After viewing a range of optical examples, students can be challenged to develop a theory of colour perception or to evaluate the theory of trichromatic colour perception. Teacher notes and all materials are included.

Called the 'Sex ID test' by the BBC as part of the series 'Secrets of the sexes', this page tries to assign a gender to people's brains.

An online test to see if stress is caused by genes or lifestyle. Provides tips for improving mental wellbeing.

An interactive test in which people will discover their natural body clock.

Detail is given regarding oral contraceptives, fertility treatments and IVF.

One page focussed upon how gender is detemined in a fertilised ovum.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A student-friendly page about havign periods designed more for girls going through puberty than science teaching.

A limited overview of the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Three pages which cover a balanced diet and BMI.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

From the NHS website.

Three linked pages which cover respiration in detail. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration are covered. The difference between this and health is identified.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

Brief notes on the components of the blood.

A brief description of the adaptations of the three blood vessels.

A brief description of the heart and how it beats.

Students can use this resource to learn about lung structure and function. Split into sections, processes such as gas exchange, exercise and breathing rate, effects of smoking and other lung disorders. Asthma, its causes and treatment, are described in detail. Aimed at more able students, there is a lot of information and good diagrams, as well as self-test questions.

Students can learn about circulation in humans. The materials are quite detailed, containing good illustrations and animations. The materials cover the structure of the heart and blood vessels. White and red blood cells are described, as is the carriage of oxygen in the blood. Disorders such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension is explained.

One page focussed upon what DNA, genes and chromosomes are and how they are related.

One page focussed upon how gender is detemined in a fertilised ovum.

Detail regarding red-green colour blindness, sickle cell anaemia and cystic fibrosis. Genetic testing is discussed.

BBC Scotland's nine page section on inheritance is comprehensive and detailed. Phenotypes, genotypes and monohybrid crosses are covered.

Students select key genetic words from a drop down list. They can then listen to a scientist describe the term or read about it on screen. The detail here is high and the number of terms is large. The letter 'A' has ten terms including 'ACGT', 'AIDS', 'Adenine', and 'Allele'.

A set of slides with commentary that describe DNA and genes in the nucleus, before looking at the process of genetic engineering. Examples illustrate the uses of genetic engineering including pest-resistant crops and the production of human insulin from modified. A quiz allows students to test their knowledge and an opinions section can be used to stimulate debate on the use of genetic engineering.

Glossary of key terms for genetics.

A detailed description of the brain and how it stores memory. This is from the 2006 GCSE science specification.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A set of animated slides, with audio and text commentary, explain how the nervous system and brain are responsible for sensing surroundings and processing information. Nerve cells are described, including neurotransmitters and the transmission at a synapse explained. Conditions such as depression and dementia are discussed in terms of neural network damage and neurotransmitter imbalances. The action neuroactive medications, and their possible side effects, are described. The slides are highly visual and provide an excellent way of explaining these difficult processes. Activities, a quiz and stimulus materials allow the topic to be extended.

Typical antibiotics are given, as well as their role and function. Linked pages include pathogens and their transmission.

An overview of homeostasis with detailed descriptions of maintaining temperature and blood sugar on adjacent pages.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A webpage from Cancer Research UK which explains what monoclonal anitbodies are, how they can be used and what side effects they have.

Typical antibiotics are given, as well as their role and function. Linked pages include pathogens and their transmission.

A detailed look at legal and illegal drugs and the effects they have upon the body. Tobacco and alcohol are covered in detail.

A section from the 'drinkaware.co.uk' website.

An overview of the steps in protein synthesis. Transcription and translation are not mentioned.

A limited overview of hormones in the human body with a diagram to show the location of the glands that produce them.

A detailed description of enzymes, the lock and key hypothesis and limiting factors.

A short but clear animation in which the structure and function of the kidneys is explained.

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