The science behind glass
Page all about glass – includes how it is made, types of glass and science experiments with glass, with links to other resources and videos – useful for extra research into materials and their properties.
Huntington’s breakthrough BBC news story
BBC news story from 2017, discovery of a new drug that treats Huntington’s by targeting mRNA.
Learning Scientists resources six strategies for effective learning
The six strategies for effective learning are useful ideas for teaching and for revision. There are presentations, and downloadable posters here.
Galapagos finch caught in act of becoming new species BBC news story
BBC news story from 2017 – researchers have observed speciation occurring in a population of Galapagos finches.
A level Biology tutor – understand biology
A site by a Biology tutor with lots of experience, there are many useful things here including video guides, past papers, topic guides etc. etc.
Evo Devo A capella science
Youtube parody song about evolutionary development, Hox genes etc.
Handful of changes make cancer BBC news story
BBC News story from 2017 – how researchers have investigated how many mutations it takes to cause cells to become cancerous.
What are stem cells?
Youtube video – animation from Great Ormond Street Hospital – provides an introduction to stem cells suitable for KS2 or KS3 – explained in a very straightforward way.
The DNA song
Youtube song – covers DNA structure, catchy and annoying. Best way to remember!
Interactive BBC quiz / scenarios exploring ethical issues – useful things to think about when preparing for interviews etc.
Agar cell diffusion experiment
Surface area to volume ratio experiment – make jelly cubes and investigate effect of surface area on rate of diffusion. Instructions are suitable for home experimenting (remember to do a risk assessment!)
AQA a level notes blog
Blog consisting of revision notes for A level biology topics – AQA spec. Revision note style with diagrams.