An introduction to ATP. Including the principles of metabolic pathways, and the structure, use and importance of ATP. Don't forget the review quiz!
Cell division is the process by which biological cells multiply. Learn the events of Mitosis & Meiosis using diagrams, tables, videos & quizzes.
Organ systems are groups of different organs working together to do a particular job. Take a closer look at the roles of each of the organ systems in the human body.
Take a closer look at microscopy! Learn the differences between an electron and light microscope, know your resolution from your magnificaiton and learn how to correctly use a microscope.
The Periodic Table can be broadly split into two groups: Metals and Non-Metals. But what makes a metal? What are the properties of metals? And what are non-metals used for?
What is the Periodic Table, how is it organised, who discovered it and what do all those numbers mean? All these questions and more answered, with some catchy tunes thrown in for good measure!
There are two major divisions of life on this planet - prokaryotes (ancient organisms lacking a nucleus and membrane bound organelles) and eukaryotes (more recent organisms with a complex system of membrane bound organelles) Take a look at the distinguishing features of both here.
It is never too late (or too early) to join a gym. Avoid the pitfalls of a gym novice and learn how to choose a gym, how to construct a workout and how to look like a gym pro. Also includes a video workout for you to use during your first few sessions.
Playing dodgeball is easy. It is a great and fun game requiring no particular skill set. Playing dodgeball well is tougher. Here we look at strategies to succeed in all aspects of the game.
An easy-to-follow recipe for a sausage casserole. Healthy, cheap, and delicious. You can even use leftovers or substitute the meats. Great for new parents or people with busy lives!
Vertebrates are a sub-phylum of animals that possess a spinal cord and backbone. But this doesn't mean that they all look the same. This hub looks at the five major vertebrate groups and what makes them unique.
Take a look at the A-Z of Biology. 26 of the most important terms in the field, with a brief explanation of each one. Complete with illustrations and instructional videos. Enjoy!
Dodgeball - the sport where YOU are the target! No longer the reserve of school PE lessons, Dodgeball is a rapidly growing sport in both the UK and the US. Requiring no particular skill set, dodgeball can be played by all. Learn how here!
The key biological molecules are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. These molecules either become part of our bodies or are used to provide us with energy. We are - literally - what we eat
Take a look at some of the history and trivia associated with the Olympic Games. Learn when the first Olympics was held (Ancient, Wenlock and Modern), what the medals are made of and the most successful athletes and countries in Olympics history...and much more!
What is the best way to write an effective lesson plan? How can you reduce time spent on lesson planning? Actually, there is no one answer to either of these questions, but this hub aims to give you some advice...
Take a closer look at some of the most dangerous reptiles that inhabit our world. Look at how they are adapted to take down their prey, and how they stack up against each other.
Often thought of as impenetrably difficult and complex, Physics explains the inner workings of the Universe...and your wireless network...and boomerangs...and electricity. This hub looks at ten of the best questions asked of me this year.
This article aims to answer some tricky chemistry questions I have come across in my experience as a high school teacher: What is an acid? How do fireworks change color? How do glow sticks work?
An edible science fair project! Make a model plant cell out of pizza.
Take a closer look at the outer reaches of our solar system. From the Asteroid Belt, to the Gas Giants and out into the Oort cloud via the Plutoids in the Kuiper Belt. A fascinating subject!
As a teacher, particles are one of the first topics I teach pupils upon entering High School. This hub investigates the weird and wonderful world of particles. How do you draw particle diagrams? How many states of matter are there? What is Plasma? What is absolute zero?
This article looks at the basic similarities and differences between animal and plant cells, and the functions of different organelles, and how cells are adapted to perform certain functions.
What are the fastest animals on the planet? And how do they achieve such amazing speeds? What is the cost of such phenomenal performance? This hub takes a closer look at the Olympic sprinters of the Natural World.
This hub answers tricky biology questions including 'What is Brainfreeze?', 'How Safe are X-Rays?', and 'What are Goosebumps' from my experience teaching biology
Rugby has undergone a transformation since William Webb Ellis first picked up a football and ran with it at Rugby school in 1823. This hub explores some of the developments and some of the technology inherent in rugby equipment.
Genetic drift explains how and why neutral mutations change in frequency in a population. But what is Genetic drift? And where does bottlenecking and the founder effect fit in? This hub has the answers
What can you do with a degree in science? Cell biology is just one career path open to those who pursue science - but what do they do? How much to they make? How do you become a Cell biologist? This hub has the answers
Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.
What is life? What separates moss, trees, animals, bacteria and archaea from rocks, mountains and clouds? We explore the common features of all living things. These processes can be remembered by the mneumonic: Mrs. Gren
The rugby world is divided, very much like the real world, into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. This hub examines the premier international rugby competition of the Northern Hemisphere - the RBS Six Nations. Examine its' history, the highlights of the 2011 tournament and an interesting fact...
A hub exploring the answers to more tricky questions (usually posed by an inquisitive child!) They include: Why does ice float? How Big is Space? Why does the moon sometimes look red? Are humans still evolving? Why does helium make your voice go funny? Enjoy!
What is the difference between tRNA and mRNA? How does a cell make only the proteins it needs?These questions are answered as we explore the stages protein synthesis - the process of Protein Production.
Science isn't confined to a lab - it is all around us. The 10 fun, cheap and easy experiments in this hub make great family projects. Above all this proves that science is fun - what other school subject helps you make slime and rockets!?
Why is the sky blue? Why is the moon sometimes out in the day? How much does the Earth weigh? This article gives straightforward answers to 12 of the trickiest questions I have been asked by kids while teaching. Enjoy!
What is fractional distillation? How does it work Why is crude oil both important and useless? What is cracking? What is supply and demand? Why do long hydrocarbons have higher boiling points? Modern living is built on crude oil - this hub explains how crude oil is changed into the things we use...
What information do you need for parents evening? What If I cannot remember their name? How do I deal with pushy parents? Is Parents Evening the time for me to get my revenge? Answers and helpful advice to these questions and more
Why are enzymes useful? How does the body use enzymes? Why are enzymes specific to a single reaction? What are the strengths and weaknesses of enzymes? What has shape got to do with any of this? This hub answers these questions and more
DNA may be complicated, but it can still be understood by all. Look at some analogies, diagrams and science behind the molecule of life, DNA
What is DNA and How does DNA store information? What are Nucleotides? What is the structure of DNA? What is the difference between purines and pyrimidines? What is the meaning of life? How does structure of DNA relate to its function? All these answers at your fingertips. Enjoy!
How is form related to function? How does primary structure influence tertiary structure? What is the secondary structure of a protein? What is tertiary for that matter? This hub answers these questions and more.
How are proteins made? What is the difference between transcription and translation? Why are digestive enzyme pills a waste of money? What is a polypeptide? What is the degenerate code? This hub answers these questions and more. Enjoy!
First part of a series looking at proteins. This hub answers the questions 'Why do we Wee?' 'What are Proteins' and examines the central dogma of molecular biology
What are the events of Metaphase? What are the events of Anaphase? How do you distinguish Telophase from Anaphase? What is Cytokinesis? This detailed hub looks at these questions and more. Includes a narrated video of the stages of mitosis
Why do cells divide? Are mitosis and cell cycle the same thing? What are the stages of the cell cycle? What are the stages of mitosis? This article answers all these questions.
Take a tour of Prokaryotes: The most numerous organisms on our planet. Complete with quizzes, videos, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher
Cancer is an emotive word, but what is it? What causes a normal, somatic cell to turn cancerous? What are our defences against this foe, and are they all useless? Find answers to these questions and some excellent sources to start your own research.
A detailed visual tour of the eukaryotic plant cell. Complete with videos, quizzes, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher.
Take a visual tour of the animal cell. Complete with videos, quizzes, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher.
A straightforward guide to drawing graphs in KS3 and GCSE science coursework and exams. Points out common pitfalls and shows a step-by-step guide to drawing these mark-rich answers perfectly