- 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.
- UCL neuroscience competition
On March 18th 2017, UCL Neuroscience Society is organising a neuroscience competition for high school students, the English Brain Bee. The competition aims to teach students about the brain, its structure and function, and to provide an introduction to scientific research as a whole.
- Safety at work
This module investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.
- Medicine box challenge
Student teams make boxes and labels for medicine bottles in the core task of this suite of activities.
- 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
- Collins OCR GCSE Student Books
Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
- Collins AQA GCSE Student Books
Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
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
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!
- 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.
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Copper, pathogens and disease
This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
- Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
- Macaques and Malaria - The spread of disease
Malaria is a disease affecting countries all around the world. What research are Scientists doing to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease? This classroom activity is based on new research in Borneo and gets students using real-world survey data.
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.
- 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.
- New Collins resources for GCSE Science 2016
GCSE Science is changing. Collins is here to support you with a combined digital and print offering covering the new 2016 GCSE Science and Combined Science qualifications for AQA and OCR Gateway.
- 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.
- 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.
- Biomedical Picture of the Day - MRC
Inspiring research images from biomedical scientists around the world. The outstanding quality of these images is matched by the concise notes with each one. The database search facility helps teachers look for lesson resources.
- Body Builder
Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do?
- 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.
- Skin structure and function
Skin is the outer covering of vertebrate animals. It is the largest organ of the body and has many different functions.
- 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
- Balanced Diet
An interactive game to help you find the right balanced diet for healthy living
- 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.
- Heart and Circulation
The heart and circulation system explained with detailed 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 cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster
An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster
- Vision of the future- BBSRC
This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
- Deadinburgh Biomaths-BBSRC
Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
- 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
Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
- 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.
- Worm Watch Lab
A Zooniverse citizen science project supported by the Medical Research Council as part of its centenary celebrations.
- 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