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The Institute of Science Technology
The Institute of Science Technology (IST) is the professional body for all technicians working in science. The aims of the Institute are: "to encourage and develop the science and practice of laboratory science technology and to further the recognition of laboratory science technology as a profession."

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see also

BIOLOGY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology
PHYSICS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics
CHEMISTRY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemistry


Biology4all

Web links

Just about every web link you could ever imagine for those who have an interest in Biology!
Click here for more information on useful links to be found on the site

Resources Library

Speaskers Database

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

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.

Biomedica


Learning resources for Biology. Teaching & learning guides. DVD and CDROMS. This is a US website.

Win prizes for guessing the mystery organism for the month. Very good Gallery of Pictures

Microbe Zoo

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.

http://www.cellsalive.com/
This website represents over 25 years of experience by the author James Sullivan capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site also has extensive teaching material for example there is a well illustrated interactive demonstration to show "how big is.." zooming in on a nail and right down into the bacteria that is contained on the nail.

Handling Stick Insects
The bug club http://www.ex.ac.uk/bugclub/

This a simple caresheet on how to handle and care for the lovely six legged friends

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/biotech/gel/
An online DNA electrophoresis experiment where you get to drag & drop your equipment using your cursor. This is great to show the kids before they actually carry out the experiment in the lab. Much more fun than reading a method sheet. (you need Flash player on your computer)


http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/EPageImages.html
Some great photos of creatures under the electron microscope (check out the fish louse and the pubic louse). theres also some pollen photos & spermatazoa fertilizing an egg.

Heres a few examples (may be slow loading on a dial up connection)-

http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/Vertebres/tritontetardt%EAtedeface1.jpg -tadpole

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

 

Chemistry

 

http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/delights/texts/

40 chemistry demonstrations illustrated and explained.

Excellent stuff!

The Salters Chemistry Club

http://www.salters.co.uk/club/

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.


The Handbook

http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/teachers/chemclub/chemclub2_1.html


Each experiment is presented as a photocopiable pupils’ worksheet with more detailed accompanying notes for the teacher.

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

Puzzles

Demonstrations


 

 

 

 

 

Hyperphysics

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



Institute of Physics


The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a world-wide membership and is a major international player in:

* scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of physics;
* setting professional standards for physicists and awarding professional qualifications;
* promoting physics through scientific conferences, education and science policy advice.

Please Click here for more information about the Institute of Physics or to visit the site.

Physics.org

"The best physics resources, all in one place!" - A statement thats difficult to argue with.
Using powerful natural language query software the site answers your question with a series of relevant and accurate web sites from its database of refereed resources. If you provide more information such as age and knowledge of physics the answers become even more focused. By registering, the site will remember your profile for your next visit and allow you to rank and comment on search results.

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



How does a thing like that work!


http://www.pitt.edu/~dwilley/hdatltwmenu.html

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.


Met Office

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.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/index.html

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