DNA & Disease | Protecting Pigs
Meet Amanda Warr, a research scientist who investigates viruses that infect pigs. Amanda does this by looking at the their DNA.
Meet a scientist that works at the Roslin Institute. Use the resources below to explore some real-life science with your class.
- Video: MARS Amanda Warr
- Meet a Roslin Scientist video
Download Amanda's profile & activity pack!
Literacy Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (Second and Third Level)
I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to literal, inferential, evaluative and other types of questions, and by asking different kinds of questions of my own. LIT 2-07a
As I listen or watch, I can identify and discuss the purpose, main ideas and supporting detail contained within the text, and use this information for different purposes. LIT 2-04a
When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a
To show my understanding across different areas of learning, I can identify and consider the purpose and main ideas of a text and use supporting detail. LIT 2-16a
To show my understanding, I can respond to literal, inferential and evaluative questions and other close reading tasks and can create different kinds of questions of my own. ENG 2-17a
When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion. I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking. LIT 3-02a
To show my understanding across different areas of learning, I can:
- Identify and consider the purpose, main concerns or concepts and use supporting detail;make inferences from key statements; and
- Identify and discuss similarities and differences between different types of text. LIT 3-16a
To show my understanding, I can comment, with evidence, on the content and form of short and extended texts, and respond to literal, inferential and evaluative questions and other types of close reading tasks. ENG 3-17a
Science Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (Second and Third Level)
I have explored the role of technology in monitoring health and improving the quality of life. SCN 3-12b
Through research and discussion, I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society. SCN 2-20a
I have collaborated with others to find and present information on how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development. SCN 3-20a