Contemporary Science Issues: Lessons for Key Stage 4
  Biology Chemistry Physics
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The main content of this CD-ROM is divided into three sections – biology themes, chemistry themes and physics themes. Each section consists of 6 lessons; to navigate to each lesson, click one of the buttons on the menu. You can access all the booklet materials through these pages simply by selecting the relevant link.

Moving around
To go from one lesson page to another please use the previous and next links at the bottom of the page.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘breadcrumb trail’ and click on the link. To return to the homepage menu click the ‘home’ link in the breadcrumb at the top of the page. To return to the section menu from a lesson page, click the biology, chemistry or physics buttons.

Saving your resources onto your hard disk
If you wish to save any of the resources to your hard disk, you could use one of two methods
1. Right click on the relevant link and choose the ‘Save’ option
2. Quit this CD-ROM, then use ‘My computer’ and right-click on the CD’s icon. Use the ‘Explore’ option to find the relevant file. All the resources are organised in folders bearing the name of the relevant ‘lesson’, e.g., 'lesson_1' or 'lesson_15'

Technical requirements
Software: in order to open the relevant supporting resources, you will need PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Acrobat and a media player capable of opening .avi files. Some of the PowerPoint slides require FlashPlayer to run. If you do not have this installed on your machine, you can download the PC Windows version from the
Adobe website. Alternatively, if you are a Mac user, you can download the Mac versions from the Adobe website.


The text in this CD-ROM can be made larger or smaller by following the instructions below, according to your type of browser.

1. Microsoft Explorer
  Open the ' View ' menu.
Select the ' Text Size ' option.
Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter. '
The text on the CD-ROM will now increase or decrease in size as requested.

2. Mozilla Firefox
  You can press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' and ' 0 ' returns you to the default size.

3. Netscape
  Click on the ' View ' menu.
Click on the ' Text Zoom' menu option.
Click on the text size you want with the mouse and then ' Enter ' to select your preferred text size.

1. Safari
  Click on the ' View ' menu.
Click on ' Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller' to change the font size.
Technical Support
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