- Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2017! The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
- Safety at work
This module investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.
- 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!
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- Science and Food Safety
A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
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.
- BBSRC YouTube
Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
- MRC Insight Blog
An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
- Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
- Young Scientists Journal
We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
- BBSRC Secondary resources for Age 14-16
Publications and web based biology resources for 14-16 years from BBSRC. Boost your students maths skills with these activities which teach maths through cutting edge biology. Activities range from the statistics needed to plan A-level investigations to teaching Pythagoras through bee flights.
- The Naked Scientists
Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
Sciberbrain is a collection of teaching resources to help scientists and teachers discuss controversial science with a range of audiences, such as 14-19 year olds and the general public.
- Laboratory and pilot plant tours
Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
- The British Pharmacological Society-Outreach grants
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
- Copper for Life
Copper is one of a few elements that are essential for life. It is a part of a number of biological molecules. For example, some enzymes that are involved in respiration contain copper. Copper is both good and bad for living things. At very low concentrations, it is useful. But when the concentration increases, it becomes toxic and interferes with cell metabolism.
- 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.
- Homeostasis-blood sugar and temperature
This resource covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
- Homeostasis - kidneys and water balance
An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses.
- Diet and digestion
A detailed resource covering the dietary and digestive biochemistry and physiology
An introduction to the symptoms, causes and tratment of diabetes, including the manufacture of insulin.
- Cell division and cancer
A resource with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment.
- Breathing and Asthma
An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma
- Beating bacteria
Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
- Infectious diseases: medicines
Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource
- Infectious diseases: immunity
Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease
- Infectious diseases: diseases
Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease
- Hormones and their effects
A concise resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
- Stem cells
An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster
- Genetic engineering
An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster
- Genes and inheritance
An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students
An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster
This RSC Learn Chemistry site explains the spectroscopic techniques used in chemistry and links to the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase project.
- Impacts of Bioscience #2
Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
- Classroom Medics - Free Posters
Free A1 poster and 40 downloadables about routes to careers in the NHS
- Nervous System
An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervouse system including the eye and vision.
- SGM Education Resources
SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
- Archaeological Science Learning Resource
Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
- 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.
- Microbiology Online
Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range