- 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.
- Trajan MiPlatform
The MiPlatform: Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
- Optika Trinocular Microscope
An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
- How medicines work
How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
- 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.
- Pathogens - ABPI
This exciting resource explores different pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaing and colourful resource.
- ABPI-Cell Division
This highly engaging resource fully support cell division proesses required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
- Cell Biology - ABPI
The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
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 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.
- Enzymes 16+
Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
- MRC-Research Updates
These research updates have been written and produced in conjunction with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and doctors. They describe some examples of current research in a way that is relevant to students of A level Biology and Chemistry and GNVQ Advanced Science.
- 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.
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.
- Polymerase chain reaction
An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster
- Infectious diseases: immunity
Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease
- Human Genome Project
A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing, including a downloadable poster
- 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
- Chemistry of Life
Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
- Impacts of Bioscience #2
Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
- Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
- Nervous System
An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervouse system including the eye and vision.
- softCell e-learning
CELLpics provides students and educators with images and movies, created using research-level equipment and techniques, and also to illustrate specific points using animated clips and interactivity.
- SGM Education Resources
SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
- MRC LMB Insight on Research
Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
- A Switch in the Brain
a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
- Worm Watch Lab
A Zooniverse citizen science project supported by the Medical Research Council as part of its centenary celebrations.
- Microbiology Online
Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
- Diabetes 16+
The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers