Bringing current science into the classroom
How your students can experience current environmental research without leaving the classroom.
Animal folktales: legends, superheroes, and pourquoi tales
By writing a narrative about an animal rather than a traditional report, students can learn about literature, develop writing skills, and still fulfill science and research objectives.
Andrew Pollard on Vaccines and Immunisation of Children
Dr Andrew Pollard, Reader in Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Consultant in charge of the Oxford Vaccine Group, discusses childhood diseases, his research into vaccinations, and the problems facing childhood immunisation in the UK and abroad.
Irene Tracey on FMRI and Pain
Professor Irene Tracey, director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, explains how MRI works and then talks about her research into people’s perception of pain.
Jennifer Lau on Anxiety and Depression in Children
Dr Jennifer Lau discusses her research into the development of anxiety and depression in childhood and adolescence.
David Smith on Dementia
Professor Smith talks about his research at OPTIMA (Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing) on dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s and the relation between diet and blood pressure in younger life and dementia in older life
Benefits of Standardized Diabetes and Hypertension Screening Forms at Community Screening Events
The objectives of this project were to (a) assess hypertension and diabetes screening data collection practices and guidelines and (b) develop and test standardized screening forms for use at minority community- and faith-based screening events. Project Phase I involved resource assessment and the development of a set of screening forms and guidelines containing a core data set for both hypertension and diabetes. These were then tested during Phase II at predetermined communitybased screening ev
HABHRCA: The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act
This website describes HABHRCA, a legislative Act that authorizes funding for research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia to advance scientific understanding and our ability to detect, assess, predict, control, and mitigate events. The site discusses the Act, gives an overview of The Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia, and features links to past plans and reports called for by HABHRCA 1998. It also serves as a jumping point to conferences and workshops, pertinent
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
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INNOVATION AND CHANGE: Great Ceramics from the Ceramics Research Center This exhibition highlights 75 masterworks by many of the leading international ceramic artists of our day, offering a...
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In this activity, students will research a political issue that is highlighted and discussed on the TakingITGlobal website. Students will pick one issue and write a one page satire on the event/issue. Part 2 of the assignment is for the students to create their own political cartoon using Photoshop or similar software.
The Developmental Selection module is a research simulation that allows students to investigate the possible causes of incomplete embryo development in perennial legume fruits. Two competing hypotheses are proposed to explain patterns of seed abortion - the pollen tube competition hypothesis and the maternal resource limitation hypotheses. Students can explore these competing hypotheses by setting up experimental problems and then collecting and analyzing their data. The Developmental Selectio
Professor James Clark from The University of York's Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment. Length: 26 minutes
The case for embryo research
Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains why his proposed work into using very early stage hybrid human-animal embryos for research is necessary.
Hybrid embryo research could offer chance to treat incurable diseases
Justin St John, Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School, explains some of the details of planned legislation that would permit for the first time in the UK the wide scale creation of hybrid human embryos for research, containing human and animal elements.
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C
Understanding cancer: News from the frontline
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to cancer research. Three researchers from the University of Oxford give insights into recent advances in the field of cancer cell biology, therapy and epidemiology. One in three people develop cancer, and one in five in Europe and North America die of the disease. Although environmental and lifestyle factors, for example smoking or sun exposure, affect the incidence of some cancer types, all human populations and many types of animal suffer from this di
Developing a 'Protecting Virus' for flu defense
Research led by Professor Nigel Dimmock at the University of Warwick is developing an entirely new method of protecting against flu. Length: 26 minutes
Getting Chinese medicine in to balance
Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.
First structured education programme for type 2 diabetes
Dr Jackie Sturt, from the Health Sciences Research Institute at Warwick Medical School, talks about the trial of the Diabetes Manual, the first one-to-one structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes in the UK. Alongside her is Debbie Durk the practice nurse at a GP practice in Birmingham, who was part of the trial, and Angela Jones, a person with diabetes, who has been helped by the Diabetes Manual.