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  • Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
    Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox
    Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
  • The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
    Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
    The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
  • Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience.  Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
    Operating Theatre Live
    Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
  • A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
    #techjustice in action
    A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
  • Arrange a visit from the WeirdFish Lady. Scientist, author and undersea explorer Gloria Barnett invites pupils to discover an exciting new world. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience, Gloria will introduce children to creatures and habitats that make the sea such a wondrous place.
    Weird Fish Lady
    Arrange a visit from the WeirdFish Lady. Scientist, author and undersea explorer Gloria Barnett invites pupils to discover an exciting new world. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience, Gloria will introduce children to creatures and habitats that make the sea such a wondrous place.
  • A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2018
    National Insect Week
    A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2018
  • A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils  The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before.  Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
    Floating garden challenge
    A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
  • 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. Join in by planning your own event for Jeans for Genes Day on 23rd September 2016
    Jeans for Genes Day 2016
    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. Join in by planning your own event for Jeans for Genes Day on 23rd September 2016
  • Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
    Palaeoquest
    Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
  • Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
    History Detectives
    Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
  • Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
    The Speckled Monster
    Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
  • This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
    Why you'll never catch smallpox homepage
    This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    Zooniverse
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
    Collins Snap Science
    Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
  • The Great Bug Hunt for primary schools winners have been announced!
    The Great Bug Hunt
    The Great Bug Hunt for primary schools winners have been announced!
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Learn about the energy different foods provide, through considering how far someone could run fueled by that food.
    Energy Challenge
    Learn about the energy different foods provide, through considering how far someone could run fueled by that food.
  • Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body.  Where are they and what does each do?
    Body Builder
    Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do?
  • 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
    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
  • Online interactive science resurces for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
    Primary Science Resources from ABPI
    Online interactive science resurces for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
    British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
    Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
  • Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
    Prehistoric puppets and models
    Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
  • A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
    Yummy Yoghurt Makers
    A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
  • Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
    Rutland Ospreys
    Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
    SGM Education Resources
    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
  • A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
    UK Ladybird Survey
    A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
  • 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
  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
    Microbiology Online
    Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
  • Harlequin Ladybird Survey
    Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
  • The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
    Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
    The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
  • Space fun from the European Space Agency. You can play in several languages!
    ESA Kids
    Space fun from the European Space Agency. You can play in several languages!
  • Virtual pond dip

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