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Over 160 videos covering many topics.
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  • Carbohydrate Structure & Models
  • Practicals with starch
  • Starch-iodine solution sensitivity
  • Heating and cooling starch suspension
  • Testing carbohydrates with Benedict’s reagent
  • Testing glucose with potassium manganate
  • Respiration: Yeast


Biology Matters

  • Food Security & The Wheat Challenge


Cells and Processes

  • Microscope: Using your microscope 01
  • Microscope: Using your microscope 02
  • Microscope: Easy cells
  • Diffusion in potatoes
  • Osmosis: Plant osmosis
  • Osmosis: potato


Control and Coordination

  • Nervous System: Ruler catch reaction


Ecology 01

  • Ecological Studies
  • Quadrats & Transects


Enzymes 01

  • Enzyme theory & modelling
  • Enzymes – amylase & starch
  • Enzymes: catalase
  • Apple browning
  • Enzymes: protease pineapple


Genetic Technologies

  • PCR and Electrophoresis Intro
  • Obtaining cells for PCR
  • Pipetting skills
  • PCR preparation
  • Electrophoresis


Fitness Lab 01

  • Fitness Lab: BMI
  • Fitness Lab: Muscles Nerves
  • Fitness Lab: Circulation
  • UV investigation


Datalogging and sensors

  • Carbon dioxide and oxygen sensors


Human Physiology

  • Gas exchange & breathing
  • Food & Diet: Iron
  • Osmosis: Red blood cells
  • Cardio-Vascular: Blood vessels


Plant biology

  • Photosynthesis: Information
  • Photosynthesis: Practicals
  • Transpiration


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