We all know that Benedicts Solution shows the redox reaction between sugar and copper cations in an alkaline solution. However, did you know you can make your own Benedicts Solution with some everyday Lab items.
There’s a world of amazing nature lurking just beneath the surface of the water, ready for you to discover This activity is about finding pond minibeasts, taking a closer look at them and identify them.
We know it’s getting to that time of year. Exam season is upon us and we start to sense that the long summer holidays aren’t too far away. Perhaps you’re even starting to think of an overdue break in the sun. However, before this becomes a reality. There are many tasks that need to be undertaken in your Lab...
Gel electrophoresis is a common laboratory technique used to separate and analyse nucleic acids. The technique requires the application of an electrical current to charged molecules. The electrical current allows the migration of the charged molecule, through a matrix. In this case a gel matrix.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a microbiological technique used to make copies of DNA, allowing very small samples of DNA to be replicated and analysed. This means that a single DNA molecule can be turned into millions of copies, in a relatively short space of time.
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
We all know that practical science is what generates long term memories and passion for science subjects in students. Nothing beats the hands-on experience or understanding why something happens, first hand. In times of reduced budgets this is putting even more pressure on the ability to delivery great practical sciences lessons.
After months of planning we’re delighted that the 28thInternational Biology Olympiad has passed with great success. Over 250 students represented 60 nations packed into the Warwick Art’s centre for the opening ceremony as they prepared for the week long competition.