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Just about every web link you could ever imagine for those
who have an interest in Biology!
The Bioscience Federation Database currently holds details of 431 University
staff willing to give talks to local schools and colleges. Some speakers
might be willing to visit local schools only, others might be prepared to
travel longer distances. The database hold details of the location and travel
preferences for each speaker. The postcode search facility will therefore
find all speakers willing to travel to your location.
The site includes a list of academic centers as well as a database of University staff willing to give talks to local schools and colleges
The Biosciences Federation was founded as an umbrella organisation having the following key aims:
To promote liaison, dialogue and interactions within the diverse community of bioscientists on common issues that relate to research and teaching;
To provide opinion and information to assist the formulation of public policy;
To promote wide and open debate, involving the wider public where appropriate,
about the practical and ethical issues surrounding developments in the biosciences
and their applications.
Win prizes for guessing the mystery organism for the month. Very good Gallery
An estimated 1,000,000 bacterial species exist on this planet yt fewer than 4500 of them have been described. The greatest genetic diversity of life comes from within the world of microorganisms yet the least is known about them.
The site explores topics such as the study and origins of life on earth. How did we get here.
Handling Stick Insects
This a simple caresheet on how to handle and care for the lovely six legged friends
Heres a few examples (may be slow loading on a dial up connection)-
http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/siphonapteres/puce2achique.jpg -a flea
http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/anoploures/Morpion1vuedeface.jpg - pubic louse
40 chemistry demonstrations illustrated and explained.
The Salters’ Chemistry Club’s main objective is to encourage the formation of school chemistry clubs and promote university-based regional events to make chemistry more relevant, exciting and fun for 11 to 14 year old pupils. The school clubs give young people the chance to experiment with hands-on chemistry where there may be limited opportunities within the curriculum. Clubs can also provide a focus for working with local science-based companies and universities. Indeed, a further aim of the Salters’ Chemistry Club is to encourage the development of long-term links between schools, universities and industrial companies.
All the activities and teachers' notes are available to download as pdf (portable document format) files. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader which is freely available from the Adobe site (www.adobe.com).
The teachers' notes tell you more about the length, degree of difficulty, suggested age range/intellectual difficulty, risk assessment and hints/pitfalls are included for each activity. The teachers' notes are available from the same page as the activities they support or you can get them as a single file from the downloads page.
Activities have been grouped together by their level of difficulty.
Basic level activities
Basic or Intemediate level activities
Intermediate level activities
Intermediate/High and High level activities
Base around the "Hypercard" concept. It would be suitable for AS/A2 study.
HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation.
The entire environment is interconnected with thousands of links, reminiscent of a neural network. The bottom bar of each card contains links to major concept maps for divisions of physics, plus a "go back" feature to allow you to retrace the path of an exploration. The side bar contains a link to the extensive Index, which itself is composed of active links. That sidebar also contains links to relevant concept maps. The rationale for such concept maps is to provide a visual survey of conceptually connected material, and it is hoped that they will provide some answers to the question "where do I go from here?".
Whether you need further explanation of concepts which underly the current card content, or are seeking applications which go beyond it, the concept map may help you find the desired information. Click here to go to the Hyperphysics site.
Thanks to David Ferguson, Uppingham School
* scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of physics;
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"The best physics resources, all in one place!" - A statement
thats difficult to argue with.
As well as asking questions you can explore the relevance and importance of physics in all our lives with Physics Life. Playing with this fun multimedia site shows you the influences and applications of physics in everything from the skateboarding to kitchen appliances."
Please Click here to visit the site
is an entertaining, partially interactive physics demonstration lecture consisting of the more visual and dramatic demonstrations from an introductory physics course. Demonstrations from the areas of classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and the physics of the atmosphere are used.
The show usually lasts close to a microcentury and about 25 demonstrations
are performed. It is fast paced and is meant to promote interest in science
and further discussion, with only a simple explanation of the physics involved
being given as each demonstration is presented. Take a look at the site
for more detils. Some require liquid nitrogen but most don't.
Lots of great information about many aspects of the weather including historical events, how to make your own observations and lesson plans for teachers. These web pages are also designed to help teachers and pupils by extending their knowledge of weather and climate - in the UK and around the world.