- Make the Link
Make The Link offers four units of work looking at topics like the provision of clean water, the impact of climate change across the world, the development of clean, fuel-efficient stoves for cooking meals and ways of preserving food in areas with no access to powered refrigeration.
- I Love You Daddy - a book abut breavement
A book published in ais of Macmillan Cancer Support written to help children with breavement.
- The Chemical Reaction Challenge
3P Learning is hosting a free online chemistry challenge during British Science Week, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
- Johnson Matthey 40 years of cleaner air
A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
- Clean Tech Competition
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.
- Biology Challenge
Challenge your students to test their biology knowledge! Biology Challenge is open to students aged 13 - 15 years old.
- Concept Cartoons Set 2
Millgate House Education presents Science Concept Cartoons Set 2, a resource to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking.
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.
- Dunbar Sci Fest
Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March 2015 (10am - 5pm)
- Where do medicines come from?
This resource provides support for a series of lessons on medicines – what they do and how to use them safely. It looks at how medicines are discovered, developed and tested through the eyes of a little girl called Ellie.
- Solids, liquids and gases
Materials exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of these states. They may be natural or man made and they have different textures and properties.
- Medicines to treat disease
Infectious diseases have been treated in a variety of ways in the past and, as bacteria mutate, new medicines will be needed in the future. Learn about these treatments, and also what happens to medicines, and drugs, when they are swallowed, injected or inhaled.
Many different materials are found around us in everyday life. Knowing about the properties of different materials helps us choose the right material for the job.
- Humans and animals
Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans.
- Human and animal habitats
Different living things like to live in places that suit their needs, and that includes humans. Find out about the different habitats and the needs of the animals that live there.
- Population Growth
Living things, such as rabbits and micro-organisms, need food and water to grow and reproduce. In these games you can control the temperature and how much food and moisture is available.
- Energy Challenge
Learn about the energy different foods provide, through considering how far someone could run fueled by that food.
- Body Builder
Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do?
- Laboratory and pilot plant tours
Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
- Brenda Keogh Primary Science Awards
Each year, ASE will award two primary schools to help them enrich their science provision. The award aims to help schools make science become more engaging, more enjoyable and a more productive learning experience for their children.
- The British Pharmacological Society-Outreach grants
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
- Copper for Life
Copper is one of a few elements that are essential for life. It is a part of a number of biological molecules. For example, some enzymes that are involved in respiration contain copper. Copper is both good and bad for living things. At very low concentrations, it is useful. But when the concentration increases, it becomes toxic and interferes with cell metabolism.
- Light Works
Light Works is a free outdoor exhibition organised by The Royal Photographic Society to celebrate International Year of Light 2015. The exhibition will be shown in London, Belfast and Edinburgh and at other venues throughout the year.
- Skin structure and function
Skin is the outer covering of vertebrate animals. It is the largest organ of the body and has many different functions.
- Infectious diseases-timeline
Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
- Brighton Science Festival 2015
Brighton Science Festival - Ten Years Old! 5th February – 1st March 2015
- ASE Bookslaes
AS Publications offer unique titles for secondary and primary science education
- Homeostasis-blood sugar and temperature
This resource covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
- Homeostasis - kidneys and water balance
An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses.
- Diet and digestion
A detailed resource covering the dietary and digestive biochemistry and physiology
An introduction to the symptoms, causes and tratment of diabetes, including the manufacture of insulin.
- Cell division and cancer
A resource with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment.
- Breathing and Asthma
An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma
- Beating bacteria
Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics
- Balanced Diet
An interactive game to help you find the right balanced diet for healthy living
- International Conference on Education & Technology
University of Crete Heraklion, Crete, Greece 11-14 September 2015
- Polymerase chain reaction
An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster
- Infectious diseases: pathogens
Part four of the ABPI infectious diseases resource
- Infectious diseases: medicines
Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource
- Infectious diseases: immunity
Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease
- Infectious diseases: diseases
Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease
- Human Genome Project
A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing, including a downloadable poster
- Hormones and their effects
A concise resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
- Heart and Circulation
The heart and circulation system explained with detailed animated graphics
- Stem cells
An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster
- Interactive Periodic Table
Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game. The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
- 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
- Curious About Copper 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) or a runner up prize of £50 (and £250 for your school).
- 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.
- Copper - Electric Motor
A basic introduction to the DC motor
- Chilled Careers
The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
- Win a medical science workshop for your school
Classroom Medics specialise in exciting, hands-on workshops that bring real medical equipment into the classroom – so here’s your chance to get them in for the day.
- Science and Food Safety
A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
- BPoD Biomedical Picture of the Day -MRC
BPoD stands for Biomedical Picture of the Day. Managed by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre the website aims to engage everyone, young and old, in the wonders of bio-medicine. Images are kindly provided for inclusion on this website through the generosity of scientists across the globe.
- Vision of the future- BBSRC
This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
- Deadinburgh Biomaths-BBSRC
Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
- Copper and Electromagnets
Copper coils create the magnetic field in electromagnets
- 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
- Isaac Physics
Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
- Britain in Magazine
- How drones and monkeys are helping malaria research
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are using drones to map forest changes in South East Asia, as well as tracking malaria-carrying monkeys.
- Videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions
Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
This RSC Learn Chemistry site explains the spectroscopic techniques used in chemistry and links to the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase project.
- Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
- Scichem Electronic Catalogue 2014-15
The Scichem catalogue in digital format. Includes the Lascells and Pasco ranges.
- Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook
The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
- RSC Learn Chemistry Partnership
Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
- FameLab UK 2015
A competition for students or lecturers over the age of 21 working in or studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths in the UK. This includes private and public sector employees.
- Smart Learning - Teachers’ Club Science
Teachers’ Club Science is unique because it is FREE, is designed for Science teachers rather than students, and allows a one-stop-shop for core resources.
- International Images for Science
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched a Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images. Open to scientists, students and the public.
- Alstom hydropwer infographic
A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
- Salters' Chemistry Camps
The Salters’ Institute will be holding 9 Salters’ Chemistry Camps between June and July 2015. These are 3-day residential events held at Universities throughout the UK.
- Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
- Impacts of Bioscience #2
Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
- BGS Iceland Glacier Observatory Project
A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
- Classroom Medics - Free Posters
Free A1 poster and 40 downloadables about routes to careers in the NHS
- School Science Architecture Special Report
An introduction to Prep Room and Lab design for architects and designers
- Talking Science at RAL 2014-15
This series of fascinating and FREE monthly scientific lectures by invited speakers takes place at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory every month.
- Electricity Timeline
A graphic view of the history of electricity in your own time machine
- Electric Circuits
The original resource from British Energy
- UK Aquaculture Industry Global Food Security Insight pdf
Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
- BAMA Aerosols Posters for Schools
A3 posters free for schools in the UK and EU
- What is social science?
A short video by ESRC on YouTube
- Where would social science be without maths?
A free to order or download poster from ESRC
- Fast Periodic Table
Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
- Large scale fish farming
The Nireus video shows how science is applied to fish farming in the Mediterranean
- 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.
- 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.
- Blood lust and the mosquito
A short article on the genetics being used to fight malaria
- Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
Professor Danielle George presents the Royal Insitution Christmas Lectures "Sparks will fly: how to hack your home."
- Nervous System
An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervouse system including the eye and vision.
- Primary Science Resources from ABPI
Online interactive science resurces for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
- The Future of Outdoor Learning in a Changing World
The Real World Learning Network explores and shares successful approaches to learning outside the classroom. The Network is hosting a Conference, taking place from 6th-8th November 2014 at FSC Castle Head in Cumbria to demonstrate a new model for outdoor learning.
- NERC YouTube Channel
Inspirational short videos from NERC and its partner institutions, including the British Antarctic Survey and British Geological Survey.
- Johnson Matthey Catalysts
Catalysts are big business. The chemical industry depends upon catalysts. We depend upon the chemical industry for our 21st century life style. We depend on catalysts.
- Sand Dune Ecology Concept Cartoons
The Concept Cartoons in this PDF resource explore many aspects of sand dune ecology that relate to science and geography.
- 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.
- IET Faraday Careers Packs
The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
- IET Faraday DIY Challenge Days
The DIY version of Fraday Challenge Days with free resources.
- IET Faraday Challenge Days
IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.
- Science teaching opportunities in Kazakhstan
20 physics teachers and other science posts advertised in Kazahstan this year
- PSTT Manchester Conference report
Over 100 Fellows of the Primary Science Teacher College, who are specially selected and exceptional teachers working in primary schools throught the UK, met in the splendid surroundings of the Engineering and Physical Sciences building to share their insights and experience and hear from some inspiring speakers.
- Images with Impact
Photo competition from BBSRC with 16+ student category
- 50 Incredible facts about water - from Aquatec
A fascinating inforgraphic about 50 things you probably don't know about water
- Primary Science Magazine
The leading UK journal for primary science teaching
- Guest Editor appointed for 'Weather' magazine
The Royal Meteorological Society has appointed a guest editor for a special edition of it's house journal 'Weather'
- iPads in science education
iPads in science education is about more than clever apps
- Mosaic feature on the discovery of AIDS
Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
- Bitrex® – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry
Making things taste bitter can reduce risk
- 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.
- ESERO July 2014 Teacher Conferences
Primary and Secondary conferences
- Gratnells Education Zone
Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
- Timstar Video Demonstrations
Short demonstration videos for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. See all the Timstar kit in action.
- Timstar Chemical SD Sheets
Downoload SD sheets from this Timstar page
- Timstar Benchmark Product Range
Benchmark is Timstar's own brand of science education products
- Timstar Technical Forum
If you have a science related technical question our Technical team are here to help.
- European Southern Observatory
ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
- Cyclone Centre
Help scientists analyze over 30 years of tropical cyclone satellite imagery.
- Tomorrow's Engineers
Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
- Free teaching resources from the IET
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
- Free A2 posters from IET
A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. As well as posters created solely by the IET, we also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and have included these additional engineering posters for you to download or order as part of our posters pack.
Zooniverse makes citizen science websites so anyone can help researchers solve big problems. By helping, you also learn about the science.
- Moon Zoo
With your help, we hope to study the lunar surface in unprecedented detail. Thanks to the help of the Moon Zoo community we have already visually classified 3,748,871 images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
- Space Math @ NASA
SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
- MRC Health Publications
Written for a general audience, these publications include booklets on stem cells, ageing, research in Africa and assisted reproduction.
- MRC Insight
Insight brings you stories about science and medical research relevant to the work of the MRC, as well as the research, scientists and MRC events.
- STFC - Great Stuff for Schools
Find out what STFC has to offer to enhance your science teaching
- STFC Backstage Science
Science videos from STFC. Get behind the scenes at STFC's big science facilities.
- 60 second adventures in astronomy
Don't stick your head in the LHC.
- NERC researcher articles
Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
- Daresbury Annual School Science Prize
In the 2014 School Science Prize, students must write 500 words on ‘Why I love Science’. Win an iPad!
- Aerosols page 4A
- Aerosols page 5A
- ARKive Educational Resources
Bring the wild to your classroom with ARKive Education! Our FREE education resources for 5-18 year olds can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Packed full of links to our amazing wildlife photos, videos and fact files, each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
An app that presents current astronomical event data ia a format accessible to non-professional astronomers and enthusiasts.
- National Science + Engineering Competition
The National Science + Engineering Competition is open to all 11-18 year olds living in the UK and in full-time education. The Competition aims to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- National Schools Observatory
The National Schools' Observatory provides schools in the UK and Ireland with free access to the Liverpool Telescope.
- 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.
- Bradford Robotic Telescope
Your school can book time on a robotic telescope in Tenerife and use online resources from schools.telescopes.org too.
- 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
- 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.
- Faulkes Telescope
Faulkes Telescope gives school groups access to a remote robotic telescope
- The Mighty Sky
March 19th performance in Huddersfield Town Hall with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Ian McMillan and Paul Roche
- Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
- ESRC YouTube Channel
Videos on diverse apsects of social science
- Secchi Disk App
An app for anyone sailing to record sea plankton levels with GPS data
- Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
OCEAN DRIFTERS describes how the PLANKTON underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Video and supporting website.
- Senior Chemistry Technician - Epsom College
Senior Chemistry Technician post advertisement. Epsom College
- Bio ArtAttack
The Society of Biology is inviting individuals or groups of young people (18 and under) to make a biology-themed art collage, model or sculpture and submit their project to the competition by taking time-lapsed videos, or a series of photographs to illustrate the process of the artwork being created.
- 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.
- British Gas Generation Green
Generation Green is an education programme run by British Gas for school children aged 7 -14.
- Great British Bioscience Festival
Events throughout 2014 across the country, marking the 20th anniversary of BBSRC.
- 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.
An online Easter egg hunt in which players act as ‘predators’ to find hidden bird eggs will help scientists better understand camouflage and its evolution.
- Computer Science for Fun CS4FN
Welcome to the fun side of computer science! Explore how computer science is also about people, solving puzzles, creativity, changing the future and, most of all, having fun.
- Operation Tokamak
Apple and Android app puts you in charge of a fusion reactor
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.
- Beehave Computer Model
A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
- UK Schools Seismology Project
Information from BGS on how to get started and join in the project.
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
- Pint of Science Festival 2014
Explore the hottest scientific topics with world leading experts
- BBSRC Secondary resources for Age 14-16
Free online biology resources from BBSRC
- Red Saharan dust turns oceans green
The iron that gives Saharan dust its red colour acts like fertilizer in the open ocean.
- Prehistoric puppets and models
Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
- BGS Discovering Geology
Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
- BGS Geological Timeline
An interactive timeline available online or as a downloadable flash app.
- Planet Earth Magazine
Planet Earth is a free magazine aimed at non-specialists and members of the public with an interest in environmental science.
- Yummy Yoghurt Makers
A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
- Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
- Economics Fact Sheets from ESRC
Fact sheets on basic economics
iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
- Rutland Ospreys
Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
- SGM Education Resources
SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
- BigTelescopes Blogspot
Keep up to date with Big Telecope developments worlwide
- The Science and Technology of Aerosols
Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
- Archaeological Science Learning Resource
Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
- Zooarch Page 7A
- UK Ladybird Survey
A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
- Space Scoop
Astro News for Children
The Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education
- World Osprey Week
Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
- World Space Week Oct 4-10 2014
World Space Week is an international event with hundreds of ideas and activities for schools
- Star in a Box
An interactive Hertzsrung-Russell diagram
- Reconstructing the Past with 3D Printing
A YouTube film showing how laser scanning and 3D printing brings a long lost building back to life
- Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover
- LROC Northern Polar Mosaic
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter zoomable view of the Lunar North Pole in ultra high resolution of 2m per pixel
- Beat the Flood
Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
- Making a Difference
Students are often unaware of the opportunities open to them if they study STEM subjects at school. These resources, comprising of a poster and four case studies, are designed to increase awareness of the just some of the potential careers open to them in international development.
- Concept Cartoons Environmental Issues
A series of Concept Cartoons produced by Millgate House Education in partnership with Practical Action
- Practical Action STEM Resources
A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
- ESRC Festival of Social Science
The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives.
- 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.
- Timstar Experimonthly
A monthly competition to video a science experiment
- Forensic Outreach
An international code breaking competition for schools
- Careers in Research
Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
- Copper Properties and Uses
Copper and its alloys have a range of properties that make them essential for modern life.
- SCI-TECH Challenge
A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
Gratnells tray storage and trolley systems
- How tracking satellites work
Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
- NRICH enriching mathematics
Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
- Bioscience resources for primary schools from BBSRC
BBSRC produces free resources and activities to support excellencce in primary teaching
- Don't throw away your radioactive sources!
- Free posters and resources from STFC
Free posters and resources available to order and download from STFC
- Short films from STFC
Short films from STFC. Ideal for lesson starters
- Moon Rocks & Meteorites Loan Scheme
Borrow unique NASA Moon rock samples and Natural History Museum meteorites in this FREE scheme run by STFC
- Diamet for Schools
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 school science curriculum.
- Live blogs from flying weather researchers
- Resource without partner
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- Resource with partner
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whynotchemeng is the schools and careers campaign, coordinated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which promotes science and engineering as rewarding career choices to secondary school students, with a view to encouraging more young people to pursue a career in chemical engineering.
whynotchemeng provides schools with free careers literature, posters and classroom resources, including our ‘Top 10 Flash Bang Demos’ – risk assessed science demonstrations designed to help teachers feature fun, relevant and safe demonstrations in KS4 science lessons
Total is a leading multinational energy company with 95, 000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries.
Timstar is a premium supplier of science and laboratory equipment to the education market. We pride ourselves on providing products and services which inspire children to learn about science, offering excellent customer service, technical support and teaching resources.
- Tata Steel Europe
Tata Steel Europe (formerly Corus) has main steelmaking operations primarily in the UK and the Netherlands. The company supplies steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, mechanical engineering and other demanding markets worldwide.
The Salters' Institute.
STFC is a multidisciplinary research organisation that manages international projects and supports scientists and engineers world-wide. The Council coordinates and funds research, education and training and operates world-class, large scale scientific facilities.
The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. The SGM publishes key academic journals in microbiology and virology, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supports their professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources.
Research Councils are charged with investing tax payer’s money in science and research in order to advance knowledge and generate new ideas which can create wealth and improve quality of life.
- Practical Action
Practical Action is a development charity which works closely with some of the world’s poorest people. By using simple technologies we can fight poverty and transform lives. Our Education website produces free, tried and tested primary and secondary resources that support the curriculum while giving a unique global dimension to lessons. Our materials include innovative lesson ideas, downloadable posters, videos and homework activities such as word searches. Subject areas covered include climate change, renewable energy, water and food.
- Oil & Gas UK
Oil & Gas UK is the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funds world-class science in universities and our own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.
- Johnson Matthey
Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals and speciality chemicals.
- Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics.
ExxonMobil is the world’s leading nongovernmental energy company aiming to meet world energy demand in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner.
- Chilled Food Association
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research into the big social and economic questions facing us today.
The Earth Science Education Unit, based at Keele University, provides no fee INSET to teachers across England, Scotland and Wales, through workshops for schools
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is the UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences
The Copper Development Association provides information on copper's properties and applications, essentiality for health, role in technology and the quality of life.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is one of seven Research Councils sponsored through the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and invests around £336 million per annum in the biosciences.
The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association represents the aerosol industry, from suppliers of components and ingredients to fillers and marketers of aerosol products.
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK for members involved in science education including teachers, technicians and others.
Each year the AHRC provides approximately £90 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry is the trade association for more than 75 companies in the UK
Ambition for Science
- STFC-Great Stuff for Schools
Visit STFC UK laboratories
- Celebrating Crystallography
A short video celebrating the history of X-ray crystallography from Max von Laue to modern synchrotron sources.
- Bloodhound Blast
Have a BLAST exploring the world of science and technology...
- A century of cystallography poster
Free A2 poster from STFC
- Worm Watch Lab
A Zooniverse citizen science project supported by the Medical Research Council as part of its centenary celebrations.
- Culham nuclear fusion videos
This series of short videos introduces physics concepts aimed at A level students about fusion and the measurement techniques involved.
- Growth Stories
The UK depends on science and engineering for its long-term growth and prosperity. With a new story added each week, Growth Stories will showcase over 50 examples of how EPSRC-sponsored researchers have contributed to the health and wellbeing of the UK economy.
- Copper - Bringing Quality Home
A look at the domestic applications of copper
- Copper - The Friendly Metal
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
- Copper & Electricity
A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
- Copper in Health
A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
- Copper Mining
A guide to the mechanics,chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
- Copper Recycling and Sustainability
Copper is one of the most recyclable metals. This e-source looks at the science and environmental benefits behind recycling.
- Aerosols - How do they work? ARCHIVE
For students aged between 11 and 14 years. The aerosol can turns out to be a useful way of learning about pressure and kinetic theory. Lots of really helpful interactive graphics.
- Aerosols & Physics ARCHIVE
For students aged over 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws more appropriate for this age of student, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
- Aerosols & Pressure ARCHIVE
For students aged between 14 and 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
- Microbiology Online
Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
- Whynotchemeng - free posters
FREE careers literature, posters, teacher resources and classroom demonstrations for Key Stages 4 & 5
FREE careers literature, posters, teacher resources and classroom demonstrations for Key Stages 4 & 5
- Projects for Schools using real solar data
A set of new projects for Schools using REAL Solar Data by Helen Mason & Miriam Chaplin
- 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.
- Disaster Zone! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Volcanoes
A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
- iGeology 3D free Android phone app from BGS
Look at the landscape and find out what's under your feet.
- The Big Bang Time Machine-Flash Timeline
The history of the universe as seen from your own time travelling spaceship.
- Sun trek and i-Sun trek
A web site that presents the science of the Sun for 11-16 year olds. Packed with ideas for lessons and the latest information. New in 2012 is the i-Sun trek interactive site
- Social Science for Schools
Useful teaching resources from this ESRC site on social science issues, plus posters, downloads, news and statistical data
- Out & About with Industry
An index of industrial museums in the UK
- SATIS Revisited
Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
- Practical Biofuels Activities
An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
- Chemistry of Steelmaking
Real life chemistry on a big scale. This really brings the subject alive. Excellent for revision and wider reading.
- Physics in Steelmaking
More advanced handling of sound and heat in a steelworks and an additional section on the application of ionising radiation.
- Copper - The Vital Metal - Free CD
It?s hard to imagine a world without copper. We rely on copper for power, lighting, heating, communications, water, agriculture and transport. Copper makes our homes, schools and businesses functional, efficient, comfortable and decorative and gives years of reliable service. At the end of their lives, copper products can be recycled and used to make new products, making copper the ?red? metal that is ?green?.
- Climate Through Time - poster from BGS
The free Climate Through Time poster from BGS
- Voicebox - the physics and evolution of speech
Voicebox is a suite of content including simulation software that shows how the larynx works and how voice evolved.
- Discover Petroleum
Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
- Diabetes 16+
The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
- 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.
- Total - Planete Energies
Information about energy in all its forms and today's energy issues worlwide
- Story of Atoms
Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
- Fawley Oil Refinery Tour
Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.
- Practical Action resources
A variety of exciting and innovative resources from Practical Action support the teaching of climate change, renewable energy resources and cross- curricular topics such as sanitation and flooding
- The Science of Crime
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 is a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
- Teaching Medical Physics
Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
- The Naked Scientists
Science radio and science podcasts
- Sixty Symbols
Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University
- STFC Schools Publications
STFC publish a range of free booklets and posters for schools on space, astronomy and particle physics
- Synchrotron interactive simulations
Hands on simulations of electron beams that cover the basics of Linac and synchrotron beams as used in the giant Diamond Light machine
- 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.
- Harlequin Ladybird Survey
Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
- Free renewable energy posters from Practical Action
A set of four colourful posters showing renewable energy in use in developing countries
- Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
- CFTR channel defects in cystic fibrosis
- Cambridge Physics
Welcome to Cambridge Physics, part of the Cavendish Laboratory Educational Outreach website for schools and the public.
- Captain Tour
An interactive 3D panoramic tour of an oil production platform. The site links to a huge information bank about all aspects of oil exploration, production and refining.
An in-depth look at the many ways catalysts are used, from catalytic convertors to chocolate. Most use for ages 15 and above.
- 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.
- Acoustics Salford
With really well designed flash animations, these two resources for 14-16 an 16+ ages are valuable for teaching and revision of the physics(and maths!) of sound
- CERN -Residential programmes for Teachers
If you are a Physics teacher who wants to visit CERN, now is the time to apply.
- NIST spectroscopic data
Basic atomic spectroscopy data suitable for A level and above
A joint project of the Nuffield Curriculum Centre and the Biosciences Federation in association with CLEAPSS, providing inspiration and guidance for practical biology.
Authoritative guidance on practical chemistry from the RSC
Authoritative guidance for teachers on practical physics from the Nuffield Curriculum Centre and IoP
- Science Upd8
- ESA European Space Agency
- ESA Kids
Space fun from the European Space Agency. You can play in several languages!
- NPL educate+explore
- Virtual pond dip
- Kaye and Laby Tables of physical constants
- ASE Regional Events
ASE regional events are held all over the UK in a continuing programme.
- RSC - Online Chemistry Olympiad
The RSC has designed an online test for UK students in their first year of sixth form studies.