Key stage 4
Book The Cosmos: A Beginners' Guide. Adam Hart Davies and Paul Bader (BBC Books, pound;14.99). Accompanies the BBC2 series exploring atom smashing to alien hunting.
Resource Data Harvest: Science at work with EasySense. You need to have the Data Harvest EasySense data loggers but this resource comes with a CD-Rom of worksheets and notes for 31 selected experiments.
Key stage 5
Book Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our world. Peter Ward and Don Browlee. (Owl Books, Pounds 8.99).
DVD Anatomy for Beginners. (Firefly Entertainment, pound;19.99). Not for the faint hearted, this documentary shows the intricacies of the human frame in detail.
Helen Waddington teaches science at Unity College in Burnley