Bacteria, Fungi, Protists
- Explain how bacteria, fungi and protists cause illness
- Describe how bacteria, fungi and protists live and reproduce
- Compare how viruses and bacteria reproduce and make us unwell
- Explain how the spread of pathogen can be reduced or prevented.
In this, the second of three curriculum linked Biology lessons covering infection and response, we cover bacteria, fungi, and protists. Students research the life cycle and how each causes illness before going on to make recommendations to the sports teams about how the risk of infection can be reduced. This knowledge is then applied to COVID-19 reduction strategies in school. The intention being to make the strong contextual link between curriculum learning and everyday life, ensuring scientific knowledge informs daily practice and behavioural change, just as it does for INEOS Sports teams.
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KS3 & KS4 Science, Biology – Infection and Response
In this Biology resource we use the England Women’s football team to build understanding of heart rate and recovery, and why it is important in sport. Students will use practical activities to test their knowledge of their own heart rate and the time it takes for it to return to resting/normal following exercise. Watch the short starter film to kick off your lesson and hear from England player Jess Carter, and some of the England support team, about the team’s training regime.
Explore the concept of power using the context of the super-fast SailGP GBR catamaran and the cutting-edge technology of wind turbines. Students will have the chance to build a working model wind turbine and use their new knowledge of calculating power to build the most efficient design. There is also the chance to find out from SailGP GBR sailors and wind industry experts about their fields and careers. The sustainable recycling process of wind turbines is also considered giving students the opportunity to come up with their own solutions.