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  • Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary school children launching this September.
    Farmvention
    Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary school children launching this September.
  • The Great Bug Hunt 2018 winners are announced!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2018
    The Great Bug Hunt 2018 winners are announced!
  • Data Harvest is running a competition with a chance to WIN a Vu+ Wireless Primary Data-Logging Pack! Competition closes on 31st July 2018.
    Data Harvest Competition 2
    Data Harvest is running a competition with a chance to WIN a Vu+ Wireless Primary Data-Logging Pack! Competition closes on 31st July 2018.
  • Data Harvest is running a competition with a chance to WIN a V-Hub4 Sensor Link with SmartQ temperature sensor! Competition closes on 31st July 2018.
    Data Harvest Competition
    Data Harvest is running a competition with a chance to WIN a V-Hub4 Sensor Link with SmartQ temperature sensor! Competition closes on 31st July 2018.
  • The Glasgow Science Festival takes place from the 7th to the 17th June 2018 and offers a varied programme of events for people from all ages and backgrounds.
    Glasgow Science Festival
    The Glasgow Science Festival takes place from the 7th to the 17th June 2018 and offers a varied programme of events for people from all ages and backgrounds.
  • The latest Timstar catalogue is now available for you to order or download. Follow the link to order a copy.
    Timstar 2018-19 catalogue
    The latest Timstar catalogue is now available for you to order or download. Follow the link to order a copy.
  • ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
    ASE Conferences and Events
    ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
  • Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
    World Osprey Week
    Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
  • Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
    Ditch the Dirt
    Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
  • Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their 2018 marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
    FSC Marine Camps
    Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their 2018 marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
  • The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
    Edina Trust
    The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
  • We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
    Crest Awards through Practical Action STEM Challenges
    We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
  •  This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs).  Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
    Who's responsible for gloabl goals?
    This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
  • Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets;  why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
    Global Goals
    Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
  • This new set of resources have been developed to support teachers to deliver the new Food Choices, Provenance, Security and Sustainability units within the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE courses.
    Food Preparation and Nutrition
    This new set of resources have been developed to support teachers to deliver the new Food Choices, Provenance, Security and Sustainability units within the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE courses.
  • The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
    New Horizons in Medicine
    The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
  • An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Biotechnology
    An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Cloning
    An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Genetic engineering
    An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Stem cells
    An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Unravelling the Genome
    A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Polymerase chain reaction
    An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
  • Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
    Sensory ecology and evolution
    Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
  • Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
    Stop the Spread
    Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
  • Bring your pupils along for a visit at ZSL London Zoo and discover all that ZSL has to offer.
    ZSL London Zoo
    Bring your pupils along for a visit at ZSL London Zoo and discover all that ZSL has to offer.
  • With so many different species housed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest zoo, your trip will be full of excitement.
    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    With so many different species housed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest zoo, your trip will be full of excitement.
  • Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
    OF.E and ASE Energy Resources Project
    Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
  • OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
  • GSS aims to put children at the heart of sharing their love of learning. #GSShare17 will inspire, engage and celebrate science with a range of audiences in creative ways.
    Great Science Share
    GSS aims to put children at the heart of sharing their love of learning. #GSShare17 will inspire, engage and celebrate science with a range of audiences in creative ways.
  • A website developed by Keele University to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set"
    Why do scientists?
    A website developed by Keele University to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set"
  • The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to support primary school teachers across the UK with creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.
    Royal Society primary school science experiments
    The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to support primary school teachers across the UK with creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.
  • This US website provides a list of tips and tricks that provide useful educational tools that can teach your kids, programs that can monitor their activity, restrict dangerous websites, and even block them from engaging in risky behavior.
    Parent’s Toolbox – Protect Your Kids Online
    This US website provides a list of tips and tricks that provide useful educational tools that can teach your kids, programs that can monitor their activity, restrict dangerous websites, and even block them from engaging in risky behavior.
  • This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
    The Virtual Physics Laboratory
    This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
  • Over the eight years that the Gratnells sponsored Science Technician of the Year (STOTY) Awards have run, outstanding practitioners from around the world have been recognised for their contribution to their schools, teachers and students.
    Science technicians speak up for the profession
    Over the eight years that the Gratnells sponsored Science Technician of the Year (STOTY) Awards have run, outstanding practitioners from around the world have been recognised for their contribution to their schools, teachers and students.
  • These are part of the Vodcast series produced by Prof. Susan Rodrigues (Liverpool Hope University). The DASLR Vodcast Project is funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
    ScienceEdReseach Channel
    These are part of the Vodcast series produced by Prof. Susan Rodrigues (Liverpool Hope University). The DASLR Vodcast Project is funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
  • Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
    Collins GCSE Science Skills Booster
    Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
  • Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
    Collins AQA GCSE Workbooks
    Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
  • Help students meet AQA’s Mastery Goals with a bespoke two-year course, matched to the new AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus, Big Ideas principle and Enquiry Processes. The Student Books have been selected for an AQA approval process
    Collins AQA Key Stage 3 Science
    Help students meet AQA’s Mastery Goals with a bespoke two-year course, matched to the new AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus, Big Ideas principle and Enquiry Processes. The Student Books have been selected for an AQA approval process
  • 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 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.
  • Working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
    Curriculum mapped resources
    Working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
  • Timstar’s online knowledge hub contains lots of free science related content including video demonstrations and worksheets from both Stefan Gates and Fran Scott. Free product instructions, workbooks, guides, reports, suggested experiments and much more!
    Timstar Knowledge Hub
    Timstar’s online knowledge hub contains lots of free science related content including video demonstrations and worksheets from both Stefan Gates and Fran Scott. Free product instructions, workbooks, guides, reports, suggested experiments and much more!
  • Timstar monthly blog posts focus on all different aspects of Science Education. Each month from these you can learn great tips, receive free lesson plans and useful templates.
    Timstar Blog
    Timstar monthly blog posts focus on all different aspects of Science Education. Each month from these you can learn great tips, receive free lesson plans and useful templates.
  • A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
    Exploring the First Electrical Houses
    A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
  • A loyalty scheme with benefits you can enjoy instantly! Collect points on every purchase you make and covert those points into laboratory equipment of your choice. PLUS, as a loyal member you can take advantage of Timstar’s Litmus Blue 10% Discount Days
    Timstar Starclub Loyalty Scheme
    A loyalty scheme with benefits you can enjoy instantly! Collect points on every purchase you make and covert those points into laboratory equipment of your choice. PLUS, as a loyal member you can take advantage of Timstar’s Litmus Blue 10% Discount Days
  • Short demonstration videos for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. See all the Timstar kit in action.
    Timstar Video Demonstrations
    Short demonstration videos for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. See all the Timstar kit in action.
  • Downoload safety data sheets from this Timstar page
    Timstar Chemical SD Sheets
    Downoload safety data sheets from this Timstar page
  • Our in-house experts are ready to answer all of your technical enquiries.
    Timstar Technical Forum
    Our in-house experts are ready to answer all of your technical enquiries.
  • Timstar offer a termly newsletter packed full of quality articles, competitions, technical tips and lots more. Did you know that any science or education article featured in our Newsletter receives a £25 M&S voucher?
    Timstar Newsletter
    Timstar offer a termly newsletter packed full of quality articles, competitions, technical tips and lots more. Did you know that any science or education article featured in our Newsletter receives a £25 M&S voucher?
  • The Primary Science Committee of the Association for Science Education has launched the Primary Science Survival Guide. It has been developed by the ASE Primary Committee with generous contributions from a variety of experts and is free to primary ASE  members.
    Primary Science Leaders' Survival Guide
    The Primary Science Committee of the Association for Science Education has launched the Primary Science Survival Guide. It has been developed by the ASE Primary Committee with generous contributions from a variety of experts and is free to primary ASE members.
  • A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
    Science and Food Safety
    A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.

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