- Copper Development Association 2016 Poster Competition
Calling the UK’s young scientists! Design an A3 poster exploring the properties of copper to win a first prize of £100 (and £500 for your school) The competition is open to all UK students (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). For full details , visit: www.copperalliance.org.uk/competition
- Whynotchemeng - resources
FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
- Whynotchemeng - free posters
FREE careers literature, posters, teacher resources and classroom demonstrations for Key Stages 4 & 5
Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
- Clean Tech Competition 2016
The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. Registration closes 26 February 2016. First round submissions due 18 March 2016.
- CLEAPSS - ASE Primary Competition 2016
This year's competition is all about improving biodiversity around the school or local area. Entry is open until 25 October 2016.
- Visualising the Invisible
How can hand touch data help to reduce healthcare associated infections? Using their own understanding of the communication of disease and real life hospital data, students can consider how an understanding of hand touch patterns may be used to reduce healthcare associated infections
- Copper and Electricity: Efficient Motors
This new resource form the Copper Development Association explores ways in which electric motors can be made more efficient and factors that affect their efficiency.
- Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction
This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity.
- Bulk Properties of Copper: Density and Resistivity
This resource explores density, resistivity and electrical conductivity in the context of copper.
- Copper Alloys in Aquaculture
Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
- Copper Alloys in Sculpture
Copper alloys have been used in sculpture for thousands of years. These include bronzes, brass and gunmetal. This resource looks at the processes involve in modern bronze sculpture.
- Copper Alloys in Music
Explore how copper alloys are used in musical instruments from brass tubas to cymbals and bells.
- Copper Alloys in Coinage
The corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys means that coins and tokens are found which date back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. Archaeologists use coins to help date excavation sites. The copper alloys used for coins can retain information such as names and dates, even after being buried in the soil for generations.
- Imagine Cup Innovation Competition
Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.
- History Detectives
Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
- The Speckled Monster
Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
- Why you'll never catch smallpox
This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
- Copper Development Association Resources
The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now availavle to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
- Copper - properties and uses
The chemical and physical properties of copper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Science and Food Safety
A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
- MRC YouTube
Our top picks for education from the medical research council youtube channel. Find out why randomised control trials are so important? Go for a video tour of one of their research labs or listen to medical researchers talk about their work.
- AHRC YouTube
From ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content, the AHRC supports research in the arts and humanities. We have listed some of our top picks to use in the classroom.
- Pumpkins Against Poverty
An exciting set of cross curricular activities for pupils aged 7-11 years to explore the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood prone regions of Bangladesh.
- Understanding Earth Processes with BGS
British Geological Survey's work looks at how we understand the structure, properties and processes of Earth's system and provides geoscientific data and information. The BGSs Youtube Channel provides an excellent resource for students and teachers.
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.
- ASE Conferences and Events
ASE events and conference offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
- BBSRC YouTube
Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
- Short films from STFC
STFC have developed a series of great short films that can be incorporated into lessons or used to introduce new topics. Out 'top pick' is a series of shorts called 'In search of giants'. These are presented by Professor Brian Cox and provide excellent short introductions to topics.
- 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.
- The complete works of Charles Darwin online - AHRC
This website contains all known Darwin publications, private papers and manuscripts, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and images.
- Richard III - The Isotope Story
The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
- Special Educational Needs and Science
Support for teachers to provide an active and stimulating learning environment for student with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and highlight the wealth of support on offer from other organisations.
- Social Science for Schools
Useful teaching resources on social science issues and career information. Plus free posters, news and statistical data.
- Making a Smart Tunnel
Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sun|trek - Projects for schools using real solar data
Sun|trek (www.suntrek.org) is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth’s environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists and teachers. The resource is full of information from the latest satellite imagery, adventures, games and experiment plans.
- Bioscience resources for primary schools
From building your own cell to discovering DNA in the garden, these BBSRC resources are highly recommended for introducing biology topics at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) and offer useful suggested activities.
- 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 Curriculum Support Resources from ASE and Timstar
Integrate engaging and purposeful activities within your current schemes of learning.These activities from ASE and Timstar, highlight opportunities for practical and investigative science throughout the KS3-KS5 National Curriculum and identify possible purposes for each activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Award
Now in its seventh successful year, Gratnells is pleased to sponsor the Science Technician of the Year Award 2015. The closing date for entries is Friday, 29 th January, 2016.
- Curious Abiout Copper - 2015 winners
The 2015 winning entries are presnted by Richard Needham in a short YouTube video.
- ICASE 2016 - Turkey
The ICASE World STE Conference brings together policy makers, curriculum developers, scientists, science and university educators and researchers, science teacher association officers and of course primary and secondary science teachers.