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Biological Sciences Review extra resources
Volume 29, Number 4, April 2017
Activity worksheet: ATP Martin Rowland AS and A-level questions on ATP with guideline answers AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas, OCR
Answers: Vital Statistics: Averages and dispersion Dan Foulder Answers to the practice question on page 40 AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
ereview: Knight in slimy armour Liz Sheffield How we can make use of slime from hagfish and their ability to escape from tight spots AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
Poster: All in a day (and night’s) work Raphael Coleman Our stunning centrespread to download and display in class AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
Presentation: ATP Martin Rowland A summary of the structure, role and source of ATP for AS and A-level AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas, OCR
Teacher notes: ATP Martin Rowland Teacher notes to accompany the presentation AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas, OCY
Weblinks: Lionfish Liz Sheffield Read about the lionfish problem and measures that can be taken to remedy it AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
Weblinks: Save Our Sharks Max Drakeley Find out how scientists are dealing with the threat of shark extinction AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
Volume 29, Number 3, February 2017
eReview: Soaking up the sun Liz Sheffield How can we feed our ever-growing population? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Poster: Life in miniature Louise Hughes Print our centrespread to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Revision: Cell potency Martin Rowland A tutorial to integrate your knowledge about stem cells into other aspects of your learning AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Activity: Cell potency and stem cells Martin Rowland Test your understanding of stem cells AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Answers: A-level exams: how to prepare Dan Foulder Check your answers to the Upgrade exam-style question AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Answers: Standard form and logarithmic scales Dan Foulder Answers to the practice questions on page 23 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Further reading: Electron tomography Liz Sheffield and Louise Hughes How electron tomography works AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Volume 29, Number 2, November 2016
Activity: Interactions between plants Martin Rowland Test your understanding of parasitic plants and your data evaluation skills AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Answers: Units Dan Foulder Answers to the practice questions on page 15 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
eReview: Bears in space Liz Sheffield Read how water bears survive dehydration, freezing, boiling and radiation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Poster: Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade Miriam Fenkes Print our thought-provoking centrespread to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Revision: The process of inflammation Jan Bradley and Kathryn Else Notes and a diagram to help you understand inflammation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Weblinks: Chimpanzee intelligence and communication skills Miriam Fenkes Find out more about chimpanzee behaviour and how they communicate AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Weblinks: Parasitic plants Liz Sheffield Further reading and movies of parasitic plants AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Weblinks: The two sides of wildlife tourism Miriam Fenkes Find out about the problems and benefits of wildlife tourism AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Volume 29, Number 1, September 2016
Activity: Environmental impacts on human hormones Martin Rowland A worksheet to test your ability to make synoptic links AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Answers: Significant figures Dan Foulder Find out how well you did with the practice questions on page 11 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Poster: What are algae? Thomas Driver, Liz Sheffield A printable poster to display in class or at home AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Weblinks: Octopus intelligence Liz Sheffield Watch movies featuring octopus behaviour AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Weblinks: The story of nori Liz Sheffield Find out more about nori seaweed in foods AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA, WJEC
Volume 28, Number 4, April 2016
e-review: Rocket science Liz Sheffield At look at science experiments in space and how you can become part of one AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, IB
Centrespread: Keratins Catherine McCrohan Print out and display this issue’s centre pages AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Weblinks: Animals and pitcher plants Liz Sheffield Movies and further reading about pitcher plants and the animals that associate with them AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Weblinks: Fungal ‘fairy’ rings Katie Holmes Further information about ‘fairy’ rings and links to websites where you can find out more about fungi AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: What is an allergy? Martin Rowland Exam-style questions on the immune system, with mark scheme AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Answers: Pedigree charts Kim Stafford and Suzanne Foulds Answers to the questions on p. 28 of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 28, Number 3, February 2016
Centrespread: High and mighty pines Liz Sheffield Our centre page poster for printing and display AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Weblinks: How can we tell how old a tree is? Liz Sheffield Check out two ways of determining a tree's age AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Weblinks: How swim flumes work Max Drakeley How swim flumes are used in research and beyond AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: The heart and circulation Martin Rowland Test your understanding of the heart with this worksheet, with answers AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Movie: Tracking fish body movements Holly Shiels A movie showing digital tracking of fish body movements AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 28, Number 2, November 2015
e-review: Pigeon power Liz Sheffield How pigeons can be trained to identify signs of cancer in breast tissue AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, IB
Cilia and flagella Catherine McCrohan Our centre page poster for printing and display AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Sea otters Liz Sheffield Links to movies on the biology of sea otters and threats to their survival AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Synaptic transmission Martin Rowland A student worksheet with mark scheme to check your understanding of how nerve cells work AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Upgrade answers Kim Stafford, Suzanne Foulds Answers to the example questions in Upgrade AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 28, Number 1, September 2015
e-review: Fire power Liz Sheffield How are biology and fire inextricably linked? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, IB
Arctic ecology during a changing climate Terry Callaghan and Margareta Johansson Our centrespread poster for printing and display AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
How to get an offer and prepare for interview Liz Sheffield A must-read for any student planning to apply for a place at university AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Salticids and their courtship Oliver Wearing Details of spider courtship displays and further reading/movies AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
The secret life of sharks Max Drakeley Weblinks: tagging of sharks, the role of sharks in medicine, shark tourism and their role in conservation of ecosystems AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Viruses student worksheet Martin Rowland Questions to check students’ knowledge of viruses, with answers AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Viruses: what are they? What do they do? Martin Rowland A presentation for teachers to use in class to accompany the student worksheet AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 27, Number 4, April 2015
e-review: NOT drinking water Liz Sheffield Toxin-producing microbes are on the increase in our lakes. Why does this matter? AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, IB
Weblinks: Pitcher plants Liz Sheffield Weblinks on pitcher plants and their surprising relationships with various animals AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Poisonous mushrooms Bill Indge Supporting the article by Chris McInerny, this presentation is for use with the student worksheet AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Poisonous mushrooms worksheet Bill Indge A worksheet and mark scheme to support the article by Chris McInerny, for use with the presentation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: You are what you eat Max Drakeley Download our centre spread to display as a poster AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Correction: The 1918 flu Biological Sciences Review Correction of an error in Figure 2 of the article in the print magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 27, Number 3, February 2015
Answers: Grandma’s secret Kevin O’Dell Check your answers to the questions posed in the article AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
University: How to write a personal statement (non-vocational biological sciences university courses) Chris Christofi There is still time to add improve your personal statement. Read this advice. AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Sea slugs Catherine McCrohan Download our centre pages to display as a poster AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Size matters I Bill Indge Supporting Chris Finlay’s article, this presentation in two parts introduces the student worksheet AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Size matters II Bill Indge This second presentation relates to plant biology AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Size matters student worksheet Bill Indge This worksheet and mark scheme will help students’ understanding of the article by Chris Finlay and the two-part presentation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: Sea slugs Malcolm Edmunds Read this illustrated Spotlight on these fascinating creatures AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 27, e-review, December 2014
e-review: The Ebola story Liz Sheffield Why does a disease first identified in the 1970s still lack a cure? AQA Edexcel OCR
Volume 27, Number 2, November 2014
Activity: Pollutants and the environment Bill Indge A presentation complementing John Craft's article and based on two research papers, with questions for students to answer AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Field-based investigation Bill Indge A student worksheet containing questions and mark scheme on the field study from the presentation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Lab-based investigation Bill Indge A student worksheet with mark scheme for the lab-based investigation from the presentation AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Answers: Conservation genetics of wild ponies Christina Stanley The answer to the question posed in Box 3 on page 4 of the November 2014 issue of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Poster: Fungal fruits Liz Sheffield Fruiting bodies, spore dispersal and fungi in human disease. Download the centre pages to display as a poster AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 27, e-review, October 2014
Can eating a curry help beat dementia? Liz Sheffield How an ingredient found in turmeric may hold the key to repairing the brains of people living with dementia AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 27, Number 1, September 2014
Poster: Animals and the human pathogens they carry Max Drakeley Print our centre pages featuring three human diseases and their vectors AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Dengue I: epidemiology Bill Indge Tutorial on dengue fever and Aedes mosquitoes with questions to test your understanding AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Dengue II: the Cayman Islands trial Bill Indge Tutorial on the production of transgenic male mosquitoes and the Cayman Islands trial, with questions AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: Dengue diagrams and questions Bill Indge The diagrams and questions from the presentations are repeated here for easy reference AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Weblinks: Plants DO move Liz Sheffield Links to some amazing video clips of plants in motion, illustrating seed dispersal and diversity AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Extension: The fastest plant in the world Biological Sciences Review Images of bladderwort and an explanation of how the bladderwort trap is set — see also ‘Plants DO move’ AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
University: How to get an offer and prepare for university interview Liz Sheffield Advice on applying to university for biological sciences subjects AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 4, April 2014
Carnivorous plants Liz Sheffield Weblinks to further reading and viewing for carnivorous plants AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Cross cats Susan Bulleid A stunning poster of lions, tigers and their crosses to display in class AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
How science works Stephen Richardson Weblinks to a BBC story on how a dog with spinal injuries was treated with stem cells AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Skins and synopsis Bill Indge A presentation to encourage students to think synoptically AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Synopticity Bill Indge This student worksheet contains the questions in the presentation with a mark scheme AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Tales from the museum Henry McGhie Further reading for students wishing to learn more about bird studies AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Why was DDT banned? Max Drakeley This extension article linking to Interface explores why DDT was banned, and whether it should have been AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 3, February 2014
Ectothermic animals Max Drakeley, Liz Sheffield Weblinks to some amazing movies to extend your knowledge of ectothermy AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Looking at evidence Bill Indge A teaching resource designed to encourage students to think critically about what they read AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Looking at evidence Bill Indge Copies of the graphs and questions from the presentation for student reference during discussions AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
The eyes have it Liz Sheffield, Ian Murray A PDF of the centre pages on the eyes, for printing AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 2, November 2013
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Ron Butler Revision summary of the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Prokaryotic vs eukaryotic cells Ron Butler A printable pdf of the centre pages comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Synapses worksheet Bill Indge A worksheet to test your understanding of how synapses work AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Synapses: a presentation summarising how cholinergic synapses work Bill Indge How the neurotransmitter acetylcholine acts at synapses and the effect of toxin on synaptic transmission AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Trees and water transport Liz Sheffield Link to a movie that explains in a fun way the wonders of water transport in trees AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 26, Number 1, September 2013
Reptiles poster Liz Sheffield Printable pdf of centre pages of the magazine AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Revising the heart Bill Indge Presentation to accompany the article on congenital heart disease AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Activity: revising the heart worksheet Bill Indge Questions to test your knowledge of the heart AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
How to get an offer and prepare for university interview Liz Sheffield Tips for university interviews for subjects within the biological sciences AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA
Volume 25, Number 4, April 2013
Oral rehydration solutions worksheet Bill Indge Worksheet emphasising aspects of How Science Works, with mark scheme AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA
Malaria vaccine worksheet Bill Indge Worksheet emphasising aspects of How Science Works, with mark scheme AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA
Genetics of cat sensitivity to catnip Liz Sheffield Determining whether a gene is dominant/recessive, sex linked/autosomal using the catnip response AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA
Catnip pollination Liz Sheffield How a plant that secretes insect repellent can be pollinated by insects AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA
Tropisms poster Liz Sheffield A printable pdf of the centre pages AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA