These free teaching resources and biology practical investigation ideas are referred to directly within theAQA GCSE Science B (Science in Context), for teaching from 2011.
The below links refer to biology components of the specification that we have guidance for.
Many other practical investigations and resources to support your teaching are available throughout the SAPS website. Please go to Secondary Resources for a filterable index of other resources available.
Unit 1 Theme 1
Collect gas produced by aquatic plants and test for oxygen
Grow Brassica plants with various additives
Unit 1 Theme 2
Investigate the effect of light on the growth of seedlings
Investigate the effect of rooting compounds and weed killers on the growth of plants
Investigate plant growth, varying the conditions, eg degrees of shade, density of sowing, supply of nutrients
Look at variation in leaf length or width, pod length and height. Compare plants growing in different conditions – sun/shade
Unit 3 Theme 2
Grow new plants from tissue culture