- Describe what is meant by a pathogen
- Describe different ways pathogens can be spread
- Describe how viruses cause illness
- Explain how the spread of pathogens can be reduced or prevented
- Describe how viruses live and reproduce inside cells, causing cell damage.
In this, the first of three curriculum linked Biology lessons covering infection and response topic, we investigate what pathogens are and how they spread. Focusing on communicable disease and viruses exemplified through Coronaviruses and COVID-19.
Using the professional sporting context of the INEOS Grenadiers to see how they reduced the threat of lost training and competition days due to illness through infection control and the ZERO Days program. Students carry out a hands-on practical activity to support thinking and learning around how communicable diseases are spread and the need to identify the source of an infection.
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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.