- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jeans for Genes Day 2015
The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders.
- Enzymes 16+
Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
- BBSRC Secondary resources for Age 14-16
Publications and web based biology resources for 14-16 years from BBSRC. Boost your students maths skills with these activities which teach maths through cutting edge biology. Activities range from the statistics needed to plan A-level investigations to teaching Pythagoras through bee flights.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Teaching Medical Physics
Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
- 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.
- Story of Atoms
Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
- Periodic Videos
Inspiring and now world famous videos from Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham chemistry department.
- Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme
Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects in UK schools.
- Biomedical Picture of the Day - MRC
Inspiring research images from biomedical scientists around the world. The outstanding quality of these images is matched by the concise notes with each one. The database search facility helps teachers look for lesson resources.
- STFC Backstage Science
Science videos that take us behind the scenes to look at the work of research scientists and science facilities. 'The world's most important beer cooler' is one of our favourites.
- Plankton Portal
Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
- Planet Earth - NERC
NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
- BBSRC Resources for Ages 11-14
Research resources for teachers that are designed to bring elements of cutting edge research into the classroom and help inspire the next generation of researchers.
- World Teach In 2015
Hands on STEM Professional Development for Primary and Secondary teachers The Science Museum, Imperial College Fri 20th & Sat 21st November 2015
- World Space Week 2015
Get involved with World Space Week! Especially as later this year, British Astronaut Tim Peake will begin his 6-month stay on the International Space Station and it's a great opportunity for schools across the UK to get involved in space exploration.
- The WEIZMANN UK Safe Cracking Physics Tournament & ISSI
Teams who win the UK tournament receive a travel grant to enable them to travel to and spend 4 days exploring the Weizmann campus and taking part in the Shalheveth Freier International Tournament.
- CLEAPSS - ASE Primary Competition 2015
This year’s competition is about designing and testing a new food product, a “healthy dunking biscuit”.
- British Gas Generation Green
The Generation Green Energy Performance competition is back for 2015 and bigger than ever before! With eight prizes up for grabs worth up to £100,000, transform your school with energy-saving technology and teach your pupils all about being energy efficient.