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Frog killing fungus - the amphibian plague

Frog killing fungus - the amphibian plague

Interview with Professor Matthew Fisher (Imperial College, London) about his research on the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis that causes the often lethal disease, Chytridiomycosis in amphibians. Images of dead frogs and video of living frogs and tadpoles. Download a transcript of the interview here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/files/5914/6348/0796/Matthew_Fisher_interview_Imperial_Fungi_Frogs.pdf UAR interviewed Matthew Fisher of Imperial University London about his work on the fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) currently devastating amphibian species around the world. Matthew and his team have been the first to successfully treat infected frogs and their tadpoles. They ‘cured’ individual midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) with a dilute solution of a fungicide Itraconazole and after cleaning their habitat in the mountains of Majorca were able to re-introduce the species where they had previously become locally extinct. This is the first time amphibians have been successfully re-introduced following an outbreak of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. While this method is not an answer to removing the fungus from the wider environment it does make it possible for people to remove threatened species into captivity and maintain them in ‘arks’ until their descendants can be returned to the wild. Read more here: http://www.britannica.com/topic/Bd-The-Amphibian-Plague-2037002 Download a transcript of the interview here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/files/5914/6348/0796/Matthew_Fisher_interview_Imperial_Fungi_Frogs.pdf The killer fungus came from Korea: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/killer-fungus-comes-from-korea/ References Bosch J, Sanchez-Tomé E, Fernández-Loras A, Oliver JA, Fisher MC, Garner TWJ. (2015) Successful elimination of a lethal wildlife infectious disease in nature. Biology Letters. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0874 Fisher MC, Henk DA, Briggs C, Brownstein JS, Madoff L, McCraw SL, Gurr S. (2012) Emerging fungal threats to animal, plant and ecosystem health. Nature 484: 186-194
understandinganimalresearch
AQA Biology Paper 2 GCSE (Combined/Trilogy) Revision power point

AQA Biology Paper 2 GCSE (Combined/Trilogy) Revision power point

This is a revision power point to be used when revising the content of AQA Biology paper 2 - it covers the key areas of the trilogy/combined course. The activities/questions/information slides covering the areas of paper 2 that tend to be most difficult for students and could be used over a number of revision lessons to prepare your students for their exams. The power point includes: An overview of all topics on paper 2 biology Recap of the required practical activities Slides to recap the importance of data and how to ensure data is reliable, reproducible and repeatable Information slides to quickly recap areas of paper 2 Differentiated activities that ask students to apply their knowledge of the different topics. More difficult questions are there to ask students to apply their knowledge to unfamiliar situations. Stretch activities for the more able. One mark questions to quickly recap topics and establish what topics need to be revisited more thoroughly than others. The topic areas that are covered on this revision power point are : The nervous system Hormones negative feedback Menstrual cycle treating infertility contraception meiosis DNA Inheritance Genetic cross Variation The human genome project Classification selective breeding genetic modification Ecology
gstephenson84
AQA Biology Paper 2 required practicals

AQA Biology Paper 2 required practicals

This is a great presentation to go over the key elements of the Biology required practicals. The presentation contains all hypothesis, variables, what to expect as your results, how to improve the experiments and some background information. This would be ideal to run through before the exam as a quick reminder, while carrying out the required practicals or to review the practicals once completed or at the end of the year. Please do leave feedback as I aim to make improvements in the resources I produce.
shabaz21
NEW AQA 9-1 TRILOGY BIOLOGY UNIT 7 ECOLOGY

NEW AQA 9-1 TRILOGY BIOLOGY UNIT 7 ECOLOGY

All the lessons needed for this unit including a checklist and test - classification, evolution, adaptations, food chains, water cycle, carbon cycle, decay, biodiversity, waste management, air and land pollution, deforesestation, transects practical, checklist and end of unit test
Suzycon
GCSE-NEW-SPEC-AQA-Biology_Paper_2 Jeopardy Revision Game

GCSE-NEW-SPEC-AQA-Biology_Paper_2 Jeopardy Revision Game

Great revision tool to support pupils before assessments on: The Nervous system The Endocrine system DNA, reproduction and genetics Evolution and classification Organisms and their environment Human impacts on the environment Allows up to 4 teams to play together.
Mister_Dawg
Writing Sheets - Squirrels + Pond Life - Ys 1-4.

Writing Sheets - Squirrels + Pond Life - Ys 1-4.

3 attractively illustrated creative writing sheets, guided. There are two graded squirrel sheets - harder + easier versions, and a pond picture-poem with lots of writing opportunities to complete or choose between. Fun, familiar topics with plenty of rich writing potential. Great price too!
katewilliams_poetry
AQA Biology 1-9 Paper 2 revision quiz

AQA Biology 1-9 Paper 2 revision quiz

Designed as a quick overview of some of the key topics covered for the AQA Biology triology paper 2 specification. With extra notes for seperate biology GCSE. A knowledge based quiz devised to fill any last minute knowledge gaps and to help students recognise areas of weakness prior to exam. This could also be used a pre-exam rev up; getting the students ready for the exam. The one I devised for paper 1 was a great hit with students and other users too. There are two versions; version 1 has the questions followed by the answers and Version 2 has the entire topic questions followed by the answers after all questions have been given. Please do leave feedback. Enjoy the quiz. All feedback would be appreciated. A great resources for a last minute revision session. The previous one got over 100 downloads in the first few hours of upload. Great resource.
shabaz21
Decomposers and the Carbon Cycle Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 8De) Unicellular Organisms topic

Decomposers and the Carbon Cycle Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 8De) Unicellular Organisms topic

Full lesson PowerPoint (with independent learning activity) sufficient to teach a broad range of abilities about the Carbon Cycle and the role of unicellular and multicellular organisms in recycling carbon. The lesson is in keeping with the current KS3 UK National Curriculum, is easily accessible for students and simple to follow for teachers. Don’t forget to download the cut & stick as well as the PowerPoint - both are included in this package.
OnSpecScience
Microscopic Fungi (Yeast) Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 8Db) Unicellular Organisms topic

Microscopic Fungi (Yeast) Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 8Db) Unicellular Organisms topic

Full lesson PowerPoint (with practical learning activities) sufficient to teach a broad range of abilities about physiological processes in yeast and their uses. The lesson is in keeping with the current KS3 UK National Curriculum, is easily accessible for students and simple to follow for teachers. Part of this lesson directs students to access the Year 8 Exploring Science textbook; however, it can be equally well performed using any resource that outlines how fermentation occurs in yeast. You will also need to download the free resources “8Db Microscopic Fungi”, “8Db Budding Yeast” and/or “8Db Yeast Populations” from my TES shop.
OnSpecScience
Ecology keywords wordsearch with clues

Ecology keywords wordsearch with clues

Wordsearch activity designed for Y9 iGCSE (edexcel) ecology, but could could also be used for KS3 and other exam boards. It’s easy to adapt if you want to tweak the definitions. Comes with answers. Students can either find words first and write them in the box, then match up with definitions. Or do the other way around, or maybe a combination of both.
Mrs_B
AQA Biology 1-9 Paper 2 required practical Topics

AQA Biology 1-9 Paper 2 required practical Topics

A PowerPoint designed to review the topics around paper 2 required practicals only. This presentation does not contain any information about the practicals that will follow in a later presentation. This is designed to fill any gaps in knowledge for topics around the required practicals. Includes topics; Reflex arc and the brain Quadrats and the ecosystem Germination and hormones Decay and the carbon cycle. Includes quick fire quiz. Exam questions Some key information which you can later expand on.
shabaz21
Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Creative writing is exciting when you’re zooming in on the wonders of nature and writing your chosen words right inside the lively pictures! These 8 inspiring writing-frames feature squirrels, pond life, creepy-crawlies, sunshine and cloud (2 graded sheets for clouds), all with guidance sheets for teachers. Ideal for emergent and newly independent writers. Great bundle price - 50% saving!
katewilliams_poetry
School Pond - Creative Writing Sheet + Guide, Yrs 2-4

School Pond - Creative Writing Sheet + Guide, Yrs 2-4

If your school has a pond, this picture-poem sheet will provide an excellent way of motivating your class to take an interest in it, while stretching their language and creative skills as well. Children will love writing describing words on the pond itself, and expressing their thoughts about it around the picture. The accompanying guide sheet offers ideas for each section to support discussion and prompting, as needed. This resource supports English, biology, animal and nature studies, outdoor learning opportunities, and celebrations of the school. Best for Years 2-4, able Yr 1 pupils and under-achieving older ones; also as a warm-up sheet for independent writing of poetry, stories or description at all junior levels.
katewilliams_poetry
Edexcel Combined Science Biology Revision Worksheets

Edexcel Combined Science Biology Revision Worksheets

Revision worksheets for the two biology papers in the new Edexcel Combined Science GCSE (9-1). Including: CB1- Key Concepts in Biology CB2- Cells and Control CB3- Genetics CB4- Natural Selection and Genetic Modification CB5- Heath, Disease and the Development of Medicines CB6- Plant Structures and their Functions CB7- Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis CB8- Exchange and Transport in Animals CB9- Ecosystems and Material Cycle
fosterpaul
Edexcel Combined Science Biology 2 Revision Worksheets

Edexcel Combined Science Biology 2 Revision Worksheets

Revision worksheets for the topics assessed in the Biology 2 paper of the new Edexcel Combined Science GCSE (9-1). Including: CB1- Key Concepts in Biology CB6- Plant Structures and their Functions CB7- Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis CB8- Exchange and Transport in Animals CB9- Ecosystems and Material Cycles
fosterpaul
Edexcel CB9 Revision Worksheet

Edexcel CB9 Revision Worksheet

Revision worksheet for the CB9 topic in the new Edexcel combined science GCSE (9-1). Covering content from: CB9a Ecosystems CB9b Abiotic factors and communities CB9c Biotic factors and communities CB9d Parasitism and mutualism CB9e Biodiversity and humans CB9f Preserving biodiversity CB9g The water cycle CB9h The carbon cycle CB9i The nitrogen cycle Designed to be printed as a double sided A3 worksheet - all the learning outcomes for the topic can be found on the reverse of the worksheet
fosterpaul
Dog Breed Picture Quiz - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Dog Breed Picture Quiz - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Get your day off to a great start with a settled tutor session or a fun class reward activity. Also included is a bonus literacy question and an extension task that sees the pupils write a paragraph on the topic! 18 dog breeds to guess plus the literacy questions. Hope it helps. Part of a range of tutor activities found at www.wolseyacademy.com Have you tried one of Wolsey Academy’s Learning Worlds yet? Our Learning Worlds make for engaging homework and class tasks. Pupils take on the role of a protagonist and relive key historical or fictional events. From 1066 to the modern day. From Shakespeare to Orwell. We’re making Learning Worlds to cover them all - and plenty more besides. Told in a format pupils love they complete the tasks at home and come to class equipped with a completed taskbook – ready to delve deeper into the analysis and debate. Contact us at: www.wolseyacademy.com thomas@wolseyacademy.com @wolseyacademy
WolseyAcademy
Fish Picture Quiz  - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Fish Picture Quiz - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Get your day off to a great start with a settled tutor session or a fun class reward activity. Also included is a bonus literacy question and an extension task that sees the pupils’ write a paragraph on the topic! 15 fish to guess plus the literacy questions. Hope it helps. Part of a range of tutor activities found at www.wolseyacademy.com Have you tried one of Wolsey Academy’s Learning Worlds yet? Our Learning Worlds make for engaging homework and class tasks. Pupils take on the role of a protagonist and relive key historical or fictional events. From 1066 to the modern day. From Shakespeare to Orwell. We’re making Learning Worlds to cover them all - and plenty more besides. Told in a format pupils love they complete the tasks at home and come to class equipped with a completed taskbook – ready to delve deeper into the analysis and debate. Contact us at: www.wolseyacademy.com thomas@wolseyacademy.com @wolseyacademy
WolseyAcademy
Birds Picture Quiz - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Birds Picture Quiz - Tutor Activities - Wolsey Academy

Get your day off to a great start with a settled tutor session or a fun class reward activity. Also included is a bonus literacy question and an extension task that sees the pupils’ write a paragraph on the topic! 18 birds plus the literacy questions. Hope it helps. Part of a range of tutor activities found at www.wolseyacademy.com Have you tried one of Wolsey Academy’s Learning Worlds yet? Our Learning Worlds make for engaging homework and class tasks. Pupils take on the role of a protagonist and relive key historical or fictional events. From 1066 to the modern day. From Shakespeare to Orwell. We’re making Learning Worlds to cover them all - and plenty more besides. Told in a format pupils love they complete the tasks at home and come to class equipped with a completed taskbook – ready to delve deeper into the analysis and debate. Contact us at: www.wolseyacademy.com thomas@wolseyacademy.com @wolseyacademy
WolseyAcademy
Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle

Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle

Save over 30% when buying as a bundle! Develop your pupils’ reading comprehension skills with this fantastic animals close reading bundle featuring 30 animals in total. Included are six comprehension sets, each with five non-fiction original reading passages based on five animals in similar habitats. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop student comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are answer sheets for each passage and set of questions. The animals included in the bundle are: Arctic Animals -Polar Bears -Reindeer -Arctic Foxes -Walruses -Snowy Owls African Animals -Polar Bears -Reindeer -Arctic Foxes -Walruses -Snowy Owls Amazon Rainforest Animals -Jaguars -Toucans -Sloths -Red-eyed tree frogs -Howler monkeys Desert Animals -Camels -Meerkats -Fennec foxes -Rattlesnakes -Scorpions Australian Animals -Kangaroos -Koalas -Platypuses -Kookaburras -Possums Ocean Creatures -Dolphins -Octopuses -Sea Turtles -Clownfish -Great White Sharks US and UK alternative spelling included. Alternative US spelling worksheets also included. Find the individual resources included in this bundle here: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Australian Animals Reading Comprehension Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension African Animals Reading Comprehension Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension FREE sample set: Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
HollyRachel
AQA Organisms + their environment - What is the question

AQA Organisms + their environment - What is the question

"What is the question?” is an activity which helps teachers and students check their understanding of keywords. Students create a question to match the keyword in the right hand column. Can be used in various ways including to to check understanding, as a plenary or a revision tool.
vonmorenike
AQA Human impacts on the environment -  What is the question?

AQA Human impacts on the environment - What is the question?

“What is the question?” is an activity which helps teachers and students check their understanding of keywords. Students create a question to match the keyword in the right hand column. Can be used in various ways including to to check understanding, as a plenary or a revision tool.
vonmorenike
AQA Biomass, food & biotechnology - What is the question?

AQA Biomass, food & biotechnology - What is the question?

“What is the question?” is an activity which helps teachers and students check their understanding of keywords. Students create a question to match the keyword in the right hand column. Can be used in various ways including to to check understanding, as a plenary or a revision tool.
vonmorenike
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

I made this lesson for my middle ability year 10 GCSE science class. They have studied photosynthesis before in year 9 so this is a recap of the main themes. The lesson comprises of a PowerPoint presentation (with explanatory notes) and a worksheet. This lesson introduces a practical element - testing leaves for starch and is designed to cover the following learning objectives: Write the word and symbol equation for photosynthesis. Explain why photosynthesis is important for the survival of other organisms. Investigate the need for light, carbon dioxide and chlorophyll to make glucose. Explain why plants should be de-starched before photosynthesis experiments and describe how this is done. Describe experiments to show that plants produce oxygen in the light. Test to see if a leaf contains starch. Explain why the leaves are tested for starch and not for sugar. Describe the test for oxygen. Interpret results and relate to photosynthesis equation.
mrnicholls
AQA 9-1 Triple Biology Specimen Paper 2 Analysis

AQA 9-1 Triple Biology Specimen Paper 2 Analysis

This resource goes through every question in Specimen Paper 1, for Triple (Separate) Science Biology. Each section starts by Highlighting the main idea examined in the question. A summary power point that explains the main idea in the question. The question from the Specimen Paper The Mark Scheme for the question. I am using this to prepare my students on how to: Identify the main idea in a question Identify the skills embedded in the question Identify the command word in a question Structure their answer to address the demands on the question and get the maximum mark. I am very confident your students will benefit from this.
albertako
AQA Combined Science Biology Specimen Paper 2 Analysis

AQA Combined Science Biology Specimen Paper 2 Analysis

This resource goes through every question in Specimen Paper 2, for Triple (Separate) Science Biology. Each section starts by Highlighting the main idea examined in the question. A summary power point that explains the main idea in the question. The question from the Specimen Paper The Mark Scheme for the question. I am using this to prepare my students on how to: Identify the main idea in a question Identify the skills embedded in the question Identify the command word in a question Structure their answer to address the demands on the question and get the maximum mark. I am very confident your students will benefit from this.
albertako
AQA Triple Biology Specimen Paper 2 Walking Talking MOCK

AQA Triple Biology Specimen Paper 2 Walking Talking MOCK

This resource goes through every question in Specimen Paper 2, for Triple (Separate) Science Biology. Each section starts by Highlighting the main idea examined in the question. A summary power point that explains the main idea in the question. The question from the Specimen Paper The Mark Scheme for the question. I am using this to prepare my students on how to: Identify the main idea in a question Identify the skills embedded in the question Identify the command word in a question Structure their answer to address the demands on the question and get the maximum mark. I am very confident your students will benefit from this.
albertako
AQA Combined Science Specimen Paper 2 Walking Talking MOCK

AQA Combined Science Specimen Paper 2 Walking Talking MOCK

This resource goes through every question in Specimen Paper 2, for Triple (Separate) Science Biology. Each section starts by Highlighting the main idea examined in the question. A summary power point that explains the main idea in the question. The question from the Specimen Paper The Mark Scheme for the question. I am using this to prepare my students on how to: Identify the main idea in a question Identify the skills embedded in the question Identify the command word in a question Structure their answer to address the demands on the question and get the maximum mark. I am very confident your students will benefit from this.
albertako