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A 400 page eBook containing a comprehensive collection of over 70 practical Biology activities for the 14-18 age group supported by detailed Teacher's notes, these activities provide reliable data from which patterns and trends can be explored.

This eBook, supplied on CD-ROM, contains:

  • The full eBook (PDF) of all the experiment worksheets and teachers notes.
  • Every worksheet and teacher note as a separate PDF
  • Setup files to match these experiments are included in the Free EasySense software.

The 70 activities cover these areas:

  • Human Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Biology
  • Food science
  • The Environment

The activites include:

  • Pulse
  • Armchair gymnastics
  • Not only exercise excites the heart
  • Food as fuel
  • Citrus power
  • Rate of consumption of O2 as measure of respiratory activity
  • Rate of production of CO2 as a measure of respiratory activity
  • Temperature changes as a measure of respiratory activity.
  • Measuring respiration (effect of temperature)
  • Gas production in yeast fermentation of sucrose
  • The uptake of oxygen as a measure of photosynthetic activity
  • Growth in a plant, as a measure of photosynthetic activity
  • Regulation of body heat
  • Hot stuff!
  • How does sweating keep you cool?
  • Should I use deodorant or antiperspirant?
  • Why do animals huddle?
  • 18/19 Reaction times and Hit the brakes
  • Measuring the daily changes in a habitat
  • Osmosis
  • The effect of temperature on membrane permeability in beetroot
  • Residual heat: Thermal imaging.
  • Residual heat: Finding where a natural disaster survivor is buried
  • Relationship between temperature and radiated energy
  • How good is my suntan cream?
  • How does photosynthetic activity vary with light intensity?
  • Photosynthesis and respiration
  • Transpiration: Measuring water loss from plants
  • Transpiration: Measuring by mass loss
  • Transpiration: Differences between leaf surfaces
  • Transpiration: Measuring by pressure change (photometer)
  • Does water loss in a plant change its physical size?
  • Protease and casein reaction
  • How does enzyme activity change with temperature?
  • How does enzyme activity change with pH?
  • Change of enzyme activity with substrate concentration?
  • Cobalt as an inhibitor of a protease activity
  • Determination of the Michaelis constant
  • Amylase and starch reaction
  • How does enzyme activity change with temperature?
  • How does enzyme activity change with pH?
  • How does enzyme activity change with substrate concentration?
  • The breakdown of starch by the enzyme amylase
  • Heart beats
  • ECG graph demonstration
  • ECG Scope demonstration
  • Heart beats (Polar Heart rate sensor)
  • Breathing patterns
  • Lung capacities
  • Peak Flow
  • Flow volume loops
  • Colorimetric determination of glucose concentration
  • Effect of glucose concentration on the colour of Benedict’s solution
  • Acid base titration: polyprotic acids
  • Why does fruit brown when exposed to air?
  • Rate of reaction: Which catalyst is best?
  • The rate at which catalase breaks down
  • Acid base Titration: Titration of alanine with sodium hydroxide
  • Biology enzymes: Juice extraction from apples
  • Control of body temperature’s response to hot and cold
  • Regulation of body temperature due to exercise
  • A womb with a view: A quick scan (model of ultrasound imaging)
  • A womb with a view: The whole view (model of ultrasound imaging)
  • Effect of sunlight on carbon dioxide levels around a plant
  • Carbon dioxide levels in the classroom
  • How does carbon dioxide vary in the environment?
  • A model of the green house effect
  • How does pressure change with depth? How deep is my pond?
  • How tall am I?
  • The role of buffers in biological systems
  • Muscle fatigue using the Light gate
  • Muscle fatigue using a Force sensor
  • Daltons law of partial pressures
  • Heat transfer in a heat exchanger – co and counter current

The range of sensors used includes:

  • Temperature (3100)
  • Temperature fast response (3101)
  • Heart rate and Pulse waveform (3147)
  • Polar Heart rate (3148)
  • ECG (3279)
  • Oxygen sensor (3130PK)
  • pH sensor (3125PK)
  • Gas Pressure ±10 kPa and Breathing belt (3190PK)
  • Carbon dioxide (3152)
  • Humidity (3145)
  • Drop Bubble Counter (3266)
  • Colorimeter (3275) 
  • Voltage (3160 or 3160-12)
  • Infrared (3278)
  • Ultraviolet (3277)
  • Rotary Motion (3280)
  • Motion (3270)
  • Light level (3124 or 3122, 3120)
  • Force (3143)
  • Spirometer (3267)
  • Balance and Balance adaptor (3060 or 3065)
  • Push button switches (3261)
  • Timing mat (3255)

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