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We are a team of Science Subject Specialists who have experience in teaching, assessment and research. We are lucky enough to work with amazing teachers everyday and have been producing some great resources with them that we'd like to share. We hope you find them useful for your lessons. Please use our weblink to our website to find more!

We are a team of Science Subject Specialists who have experience in teaching, assessment and research. We are lucky enough to work with amazing teachers everyday and have been producing some great resources with them that we'd like to share. We hope you find them useful for your lessons. Please use our weblink to our website to find more!
Mechanisms of ventilation and gaseous exchange in fish and insects
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Mechanisms of ventilation and gaseous exchange in fish and insects

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A series of approaches to cover these re-introduced topics in the new AS-level Biology A course. It looks at: 1. understanding key terms and how a unidirectional flow of water is maintained over the gills. 2. explaining why a countercurrent flow is more efficient at exchanging oxygen in fish than a concurrent flow. 3. suggests dissection activities to examine the gas exchange system of a bony fish and/or insect trachea. 4. the ventilation system in insects explaining how they are adapted for efficient gas exchange.
Bear Island - the jelly bear evolution game
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Bear Island - the jelly bear evolution game

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This A-level Biology game is designed to help students to explore the following concepts: • polymorphism, in this case variation in a phenotypic feature (bear colour) • action of selection pressures • adaptation of populations through natural selection • genetic drift through chance occurrences • variation in the environment leading to balanced polymorphism and possibly allopatric speciation The game should be played as an exercise in reinforcement and expansion of understanding of these concepts after the basic content of evolution by natural selection has been introduced. This could be used as part of the AS course for Biology A or B and in support of the A-level.
KS4 Biology DNA modelling activity
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KS4 Biology DNA modelling activity

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This resources supports teaching DNA with a modelling activity. It is aimed at supporting students to: • Describe DNA as a polymer that is made up of two strands forming a double helix. • Recall that DNA is made from four different nucleotides; each nucleotide consisting of a common sugar and phosphate group. It contains two tasks and guidance for teachers and a worksheet for students.