Suitable for 14 to 19-year-olds (secondary and high schools, and college), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom or shared with students online.
This resource links to KS4 and KS5 Biology.
It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
• This teaching resource explains the work of developmental biologist Dr Janine M. Ziermann, at Howard University in the US, who is studying the head, neck, and heart to find out how head and heart birth defects form.
• This resource also contains an interview with Janine. If you or your students have a question for her, you can submit it online – go to the article using the Futurum link below and scroll to the bottom of the page. Janine will reply!
• The activity sheet provides ‘talking points’ (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy) to prompt students to reflect on Janine’s research, and tasks them to create a presentation for prospective funders.
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