D.1 Human nutrition – essential nutrients

Not all nutrients required by the body, are synthesized by the body. An example of these are the essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are those that are not synthezied and are therefore "essential" in our diet. FYI - You do NOT need to learn the names of the essential or non-essential amino acids. Vitamins are organic compounds that are required in small amounts in order for effective metabolism. They cannot be synthesized by the body and all have ...

Goodbye Option D: Evolution II

Continuing from my last post, please see below for: D3 Human evolution D4 The Hardy–Weinberg principle D5 Phlogeny and systematics   D3 Human evolution The section starts with a section on carbon dating. I have found this activity to be an excellent inquiry based study. Perhaps use in a flipped lesson. When looking at the major anatomical features that define humans as primates I have used this link and the embedded video. Great way to start. This could possibly be followed with these videos that take ...

New Scientist TV

I recently came across http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/ as I was following a link for "The top 3 mysteries of human evolution" . If you teach Option D then its of interest. If not then check out the other videos on offer. Perhaps you will find something there that aids your teaching or perhaps excites your students. I have recently become an Internal assessment moderator and will be posting of my experiences in the next few weeks. I have been curious to find out about the process ...