- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ASE Regional Events 2015/16
ASE events around the country
- Enzymes 16+
Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
- BBSRC Secondary resources for Age 14-16
Free online biology resources from BBSRC
- 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
- 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 over 93,000 pages of searchable text and 212,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards.
- 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.
- Switched on Science from Rising Stars
Over 100 hands on experiments that will bring science to life! Switched on Science has been written specifically for the new National Curriculum and gives you all the tools you need to run exciting science lessons with confidence.
- CLEAPSS Information Poster
A useful downloadable poster for the prep room
- Collins Key Stage 3 Science, Second Edition
Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
- Collins Snap Science
Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
- Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship 2015
Women in Science & Engineering Scholarship aims to boost young female participation in technology and engineering
- Ashden School Awards
National green energy charity Ashden is seeking entries for the 2015 Ashden Schools Awards.
- 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.
- National Women in Engineering Day 23 June 2015
National Women in Engineering Day will take place on the 23rd June 2015 and provides the perfect opportunity for schools and organisations across the UK to dispel gender barriers and encourage more girls and women into the engineering sector.
- UK Chemistry Olympiad
This national competition provides an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 students studying chemistry. The competition enables the selection of a team of four students to represent the UK in the International Chemistry Olympiad, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to travel and meet fellow chemistry enthusiasts from all over the world.