- Whipsnade Zoo Education Sessions
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
- 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.
- Google Expeditions in fieldwork
Invitation to be a part of an exciting project which aims to evaluate the use of Google Expeditions in fieldwork. Google Expeditions provides students and teachers with access to over 200 Virtual Reality (VR) landscapes which are viewed using affordable Google Cardboard viewers combined with a smartphone.
- National Insect Week
A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2018
- Floating garden challenge
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
- 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.
- 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.
- New Collins resources for A Level
A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015. Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
- 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.
- OneZoom Tree of LIfe
'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
- 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.
- Plankton Portal
Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
- 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.
- Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
- Taxonomy goes digital
Taxonomy unlocks our knowledge of the living world, but it has to change to keep pace with technology and the demands of society. Find out how Kew and its partners at the Natural History Museum, London and the University of Oxford are starting a taxonomic revolution.
- NERC researcher articles
Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
- ARKive Educational Resources
Bring the wild to your classroom with ARKive Education! Our FREE education resources for 5-18 year olds can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Packed full of links to our amazing wildlife photos, videos and fact files, each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
- Beehave Computer Model
A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
- 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.
- UK Ladybird Survey
A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
- World Osprey Week
Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
- Worm Watch Lab
A Zooniverse citizen science project supported by the Medical Research Council as part of its centenary celebrations.
- NERC Publications
Free booklets for schools are available from NERC