- Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
- Planet Earth - NERC
NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
- NERC Publications
Free booklets for schools are available from NERC
- Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallaj?kull Model
A simple schematic model of the Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano summit, crater and ash plume. Available from the BGS site
It is intended as a simple guide to understanding how volcanoes such as Eyjafjallaj?kull are influenced by tectonic plate activity along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
It also shows the route of the floodwater from melted glacier ice to the sea.
- Climate Through Time
Become a rock detective! This useful free map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland grouped according to the environment under which they were formed. The accompanying table explains how evidence for past climates, including the extreme conditions linked to mass extinctions, can be found in the rocks around us. Students can investigate these links in guided activities and discover the mysteries revealed by the stories of the rocks. Schools can order the map free of charge and download additional resources that provide stand-alone lessons or a sequences of activities.
- iGeology 3D free Android phone app from BGS
Look at the landscape and find out what's under your feet.
- Disaster Zone! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Volcanoes
A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
- 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.
- 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.
- UK Ladybird Survey
A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
- BGS Geological Timeline
An interactive timeline available online or as a downloadable flash app.
- BGS Discovering Geology
Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
- Prehistoric puppets and models
Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
- UK Schools Seismology Project
Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
- Pollution from cars not just in exhaust fumes
Studies in Hatfield tunnel show how alalytical tools are used to study fine particles in the air.
- Halving your meat intake would help the environment
We should all swap at least half of the meat, dairy products and eggs we eat with cereals, lentils, beans and other plant-based foods to help reduce nitrogen pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health.
- 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.
- Secchi Disk App
An app for anyone sailing to record sea plankton levels with GPS data
- Billy the Banded Mongoose
Billy the Banded Mongoose is the story of what happens on a typical day for the mongooses in Mweya. Through reading the book you can find out what life as a mongoose is like, how looking after pups is hungry work and how the mongooses must work together to fight their nasty neighbours.
- NERC researcher articles
Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
- Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
- 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.
- 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.