- Who's most at risk
Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
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.
- NERC YouTube Channel
Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
- 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.
- 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.
- Planet Earth - NERC
NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
- Royal Meteorological Society
The Royal Meteorological Society supports teachers and the teaching of weather and climate in schools.
- Climate change schools' project resources
The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
- Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
- BGS Iceland Glacier Observatory Project
A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
- Cyclone Centre
Help scientists analyze over 30 years of tropical cyclone satellite imagery.
- NERC researcher articles
Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
- Met Office Weather Observations Website
A website that displays online data submitted by groups or the public
Metlink is the home for school resources from the Royal Meteorological Society
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
- BGS Discovering Geology
Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
- How tracking satellites work
Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
- Improving weather forecasts - NERC
The atmosphere, weather and climate change are also relevant and topical contexts to engage young people about a variety of scientific processes taught within the science curriculum.
- Copper Mining
A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
- iGeology 3D free Android phone app from BGS
Look at the landscape and find out what's under your feet.
- NERC Publications
Free booklets for schools are available from NERC
- Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
- British Antarctic Survey
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.