Biology

Biology Week

Although physics is often considered the most 'relatable' science to space research, the application of biology is vital to answer some of the most exciting questions: how did life on Earth begin? Is there the potential for life elsewhere in the universe? The search for indicators of past life on Mars, the effects of human spaceflight on the body, and the use of space technology to observe ecosystems and life on Earth are all excellent starting points for exploring the biology curriculum!

There might be a specific topic you would like us to focus on, or an area of the curriculum which your group are struggling with. An expert Lead Educator will work with you to build bespoke day of learning at your school anywhere in the UK or at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

KS3 and 4 / S2 – S4 content could include:

  • What do we mean by life?
  • Defining life on Earth and requirements for life
  • Our cosmic back-yard: could other planets be habitable
  • Looking for life on Mars
  • Exoplanets
  • Cells and cell membranes
  • Microorganisms
  • Respiration
  • Homeostasis
  • Nutrition
  • Enzymes
  • Ecosystems
  • Osmosis
  • Data analysis
  • DNA profiling
  • Protein synthesis

KS5 / S4 – S6 content could include:

  • Is there life out there? – are other planets harbouring new life forms?
  • Pathways of evolution – how can life adapt to a changing environment?
  • Migration – how living organisms can respond to a changing environment
  • Earth future – analysing recent climate trends and predicting the future of our climate
  • Ecosystems – observing changes to the biotic and abiotic environment
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Climate change
  • Evolution – how changes to the abiotic environment can lead to speciation
  • How science works – how a question can be investigated scientifically and theories formulated
  • DNA structure & replication
  • Protein synthesis
  • Biological molecules
  • Microbiology
  • Membranes and transport
  • Extremophiles
  • Thermoregulation
  • Behaviour

Full day, half day and multiple hour-long sessions are available. See options and pricing here.

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