This is a "self delivery" pack which has been designed specifically for National Science and Engineering Week 2013. The science behind fingeprints is well known! What is not so well known is the link between fingerprints and footprints. Right Angle Events have launched a new education pack called ‘Toes for Turf’ comprising at least 4 hours of fun teaching material linked to Key Stage 1-4 Mathematics.
We have designed a fantastic scheme especially for National Science & Engineering Week called "Toes For Turf". The science behind fingerprints is well known. What is not so well known is the science behind footprints or "feet prints". This activity enables students to take, classify and "lift" both fingerprints and foot prints. As the research on footprints is meagre, this scheme will allow students to make some discoveries about the correlation or otherwise between fingerprints and feet prints.
HIV was discovered in 1983, two years after AIDS first hit the headlines. Yet by this time the virus had been infecting humans for around 100 years. Starting in a single person it had already spread globally when AIDS first came to light. To date it has infected 60-80 million and killed 25 million in one of the largest pandemics ever known. This talk relates the fascinating scientific detective work that eventually revealed the past history of this killer virus.