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Over 160 videos covering many topics.
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Available: July 2022

Biochemistry 01

  • Carbohydrate Structure & Models
  • Practicals with starch
  • Starch-iodine solution sensitivity
  • Heating and cooling starch suspension


Biochemistry 02

  • Testing carbohydrates with Benedict’s reagent
  • Testing glucose with potassium manganate


Biochemistry 03

  • Respiration in Yeast


Biology Matters 01

  • Food Security & The Wheat Challenge


Biology Matters 02

  • Sunblock and UV investigation
  • UV and yeast investigation


Cells Processes 01

  • Diffusion in potatoes
  • Osmosis and Chips
  • Novelty Osmosis
  • Osmosis and potato boats
  • Osmosis and Red Blood Cells


Cells and Microscopy 01

  • Using your microscope
  • Measuring cells
  • Easy cells


Control and Coordination 01

  • Nervous System: Ruler catch reaction


Ecology 01

  • Ecological Studies: a range of ideas


Ecology 02

  • Quadrats and Transects
  • Ideas to model the techniques before the fieldwork


Enzymes 01

  • Enzyme theory & modelling


Enzymes 02

  • Enzymes – amylase & starch


Enzymes 03

  • Enzymes: catalase


Enzymes 04

  • Apple browning
  • Enzymes: protease pineapple


Fitness Lab 01

  • BMI (Body Mass Index)


Fitness Lab 02

  • Muscles & Nerves


Fitness Lab 03

  • Assessing Fitness


Fitness Lab 04

  • Heart Rate & Blood Pressure


Genetic Technologies 01

  • PCR and Electrophoresis Introduction
  • Obtaining cells for PCR
  • Pipetting skills


Genetic Technologies 02

  • PCR preparation
  • Electrophoresis


Datalogging and sensors

  • Carbon dioxide and oxygen sensors


Human Physiology 01

  • Breathing and Exhaled Air


Human Physiology 02

  • Osmosis in red blood cells


Human Physiology 03

  • Blood vessels: Modelling blood flow


Human Physiology 04

  • Food & Diet: Iron in cereals investigation


Plant Energetics

  • Photosynthesis: Information
  • Photosynthesis: Practicals


Plant Transport

  • Transpiration


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