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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!
  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
  • The Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants are open!  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.
    Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
    The Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants are open! 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.
  • A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
    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.
    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.
  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
    Sciberbrain
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • This resource covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
    Homeostasis-blood sugar and temperature
    This resource covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
  • An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
    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.
    Enzymes
    An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses.
  • A detailed resource covering the dietary and digestive biochemistry and physiology
    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.
    Diabetes
    An introduction to the symptoms, causes and tratment of diabetes, including the manufacture of insulin.
  • Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
    Beating bacteria
    Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
  • Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource
    Infectious diseases: medicines
    Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource
  • Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease
    Infectious diseases: immunity
    Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease
  • 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
  • A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing, including a downloadable poster
    Human Genome Project
    A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing, including a downloadable poster
  • A concise  resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
    Hormones and their effects
    A concise resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
  • An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster
    Stem cells
    An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster
  • An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster
    Genetic engineering
    An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster
  • An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students
    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
    Biotechnology
    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.
    SpectraSchool
    This RSC Learn Chemistry site explains the spectroscopic techniques used in chemistry and links to the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase project.
  • Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
    Impacts of Bioscience #2
    Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
  • Free A1 poster and 40 downloadables about routes to careers in the NHS
    Classroom Medics - Free Posters
    Free A1 poster and 40 downloadables about routes to careers in the NHS
  • An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervouse system including the eye and vision.
    Nervous System
    An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervouse system including the eye and vision.
  • 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
  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    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.
  • 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

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