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  • Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
    The Uncover Copper Competition
    Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
  • The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering primary and secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works
    British Heart Foundation competition
    The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering primary and secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works
  • Tap into Great British Bake Off fever by making your own science cake! The Physiological Society is challenging you to make a cake which explains how your body works for your chance to win some great prizes.
    BioBakes
    Tap into Great British Bake Off fever by making your own science cake! The Physiological Society is challenging you to make a cake which explains how your body works for your chance to win some great prizes.
  • Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience.  Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
    Operating Theatre Live
    Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
  • Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
    Longitude Prize
    Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
  • The MiPlatform: Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
  • A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
    #techjustice in action
    A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
  • A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
    Small Is Challenge
    A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
  • These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science.  They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
    Global learning opportunities linked to the curriculum
    These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science. They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
  • The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
    Copper Development Association 2016 Poster Competition
    The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
  • To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
    Antibiotic Apocalypse
    To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
  • Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
    Copper news from Athens
    Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
  • The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders. Join in by planning your own event for Jeans for Genes Day on 23rd September 2016
    Jeans for Genes Day 2016
    The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders. Join in by planning your own event for Jeans for Genes Day on 23rd September 2016
  • A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
    The Great Vaccine Debate
    A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
  • An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
    Strength of Character
    An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
  • Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
    Picturing Dr Jenner
    Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
  • Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
    History Detectives
    Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
  • Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
    The Speckled Monster
    Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
  • Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
    Zooniverse
    Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
  • From building your own cell to discovering DNA in the garden, these BBSRC resources are highly recommended for introducing biology topics at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) and offer useful suggested activities.
    Bioscience resources for primary schools
    From building your own cell to discovering DNA in the garden, these BBSRC resources are highly recommended for introducing biology topics at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) and offer useful suggested activities.
  • Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
    Collins Key Stage 3 Science, Second Edition
    Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
  • Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body.  Where are they and what does each do?
    Body Builder
    Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do?
  • Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
    Infectious diseases-timeline
    Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
  • An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses.
    Enzymes
    An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses.
  • An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma
    Breathing and Asthma
    An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma
  • An interactive game to help you find the right balanced diet for healthy living
    Balanced Diet
    An interactive game to help you find the right balanced diet for healthy living
  • Part four of the ABPI infectious diseases resource
    Infectious diseases: pathogens
    Part four of the ABPI infectious diseases resource
  • Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease
    Infectious diseases: diseases
    Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease
  • Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
    Tomorrow's Engineers
    Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
  • SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
    Space Math @ NASA
    SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
  • Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
    British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
    Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
    SGM Education Resources
    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
  • A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
    Copper in Health
    A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
    Microbiology Online
    Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
  • The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
    Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
    The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica

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