- 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.
- 11-14 Online Science Resources from ABPI
Intereactive online resources from ABPI
- 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 for 'Weather' magazine
The Royal Meteorological Society is looking for a Year 12 or 13 student to guest edit its 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!
- 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.
- Longitude Prize 2014
A competition to inspire students age 10-14 to think about global issues and how to solve them.
- 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).