New Resource - A-level set practical - Using a potometer
The second in our collection of resources designed to support the use of practicals across various new A-level biology specifications (OCR, AQA, Eduqas and Edexcel).
This cheap, simple potometer allows students to work individually or in pairs to measure the rate of transpiration of a plant specimen within a one hour lesson. Students can record the water loss at regular intervals and could investigate the effect of different abiotic factors on the rate of transpiration.
These practical activities can be used to meet the needs of the practical endorsement side to these A-levels. The teacher and technician support materials not only facilitate running the activity, but support the teacher to get the best learning value from it.
The student worksheet helps the student structure their thoughts about the practical, provide a record of their skills for the practical endorsement and grow their enthusiasm for practical work in Biology.
We'll be releasing further resources to support practical work in the new A-levels over the next few weeks.
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