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  • BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
    BEST (Best Evidence Science Teaching)
    BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
  • GCSEPod is an online, multi-subject learning platform that is underpinned by short videos called ‘Pods’, complemented by online assignments. It offers schools an additional resource to support remote learning for students and for supporting flipped learning.
    GCSEPod
    GCSEPod is an online, multi-subject learning platform that is underpinned by short videos called ‘Pods’, complemented by online assignments. It offers schools an additional resource to support remote learning for students and for supporting flipped learning.
  • Tassomai's Learning Program offers schools an additional resource to support remote learning for students and for supporting flipped learning.
    Tassomai online learning
    Tassomai's Learning Program offers schools an additional resource to support remote learning for students and for supporting flipped learning.
  • ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
    RSPB Wild Challenges
    ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
  • Take a look at  the winning entries from the 2020 Great Bug Hunt!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020 Winners
    Take a look at the winning entries from the 2020 Great Bug Hunt!
  • Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home?  We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
    Practical Action home learning resources
    Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home? We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
  • This is a free course that is aimed at teenagers and young adults that explores the science behind the current global COVID-19 pandemic. It is brought to you by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and OpenLearn.
    The science of Covid-19
    This is a free course that is aimed at teenagers and young adults that explores the science behind the current global COVID-19 pandemic. It is brought to you by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and OpenLearn.
  • The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
    BPS Back to School Guidance
    The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
  • This is a new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers. Open for L6 students aged 16-17. Closing date is Friday 3rd July 2020.
    Tata Steel Sixth Form Materials Prize
    This is a new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers. Open for L6 students aged 16-17. Closing date is Friday 3rd July 2020.
  • Take part in an engineering challenge and create your Great Exhibition at home! Submit a 1 minute video presenting your Great Exhibition at Home, which tackles the question: How can engineering help protect the planet? Open for children aged 7-14. Closing date is 10th Spetember.
    The Great Exhibition at Home
    Take part in an engineering challenge and create your Great Exhibition at home! Submit a 1 minute video presenting your Great Exhibition at Home, which tackles the question: How can engineering help protect the planet? Open for children aged 7-14. Closing date is 10th Spetember.
  • In a special edition of the competition, we are inviting people of all ages to create a new portrait that Carl Linnaeus would really like. This year, Linnaeus would like a new portrait of his furry friend, Sjupp.Open for student aged 8 tp 19+. No fixed closing date!
    Linnean Society Portrait Competition
    In a special edition of the competition, we are inviting people of all ages to create a new portrait that Carl Linnaeus would really like. This year, Linnaeus would like a new portrait of his furry friend, Sjupp.Open for student aged 8 tp 19+. No fixed closing date!
  • We’re looking for exciting short stories featuring robots for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. This is your chance you show off your creativity and take the readers on an adventure into the world of robotics. Once upon a robot is open to children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Closing date 8th June.
    Once upon a robot competition
    We’re looking for exciting short stories featuring robots for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. This is your chance you show off your creativity and take the readers on an adventure into the world of robotics. Once upon a robot is open to children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Closing date 8th June.
  • Do you have the imagination to draw a winning robot design?  Draw a robot you’d like to see in the future for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Draw a robot is open to children aged between 5 and 7 years old. Closing date 8th June.
    Draw a robot competition
    Do you have the imagination to draw a winning robot design? Draw a robot you’d like to see in the future for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Draw a robot is open to children aged between 5 and 7 years old. Closing date 8th June.
  • Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
    Special Species Competition
    Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
  • How can we make life better for others and ourselves? Children, pupils and students in Early Years Settings, Primary and Secondary Schools are invited to interview an engineer, identify a problem, draw and annotate a solution to it. Closing date 10th September 2020.
    Primary Engineer Leaders Award
    How can we make life better for others and ourselves? Children, pupils and students in Early Years Settings, Primary and Secondary Schools are invited to interview an engineer, identify a problem, draw and annotate a solution to it. Closing date 10th September 2020.
  • The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on the theme ‘Our changing world’. There are two age categories: 18 and over and under 18. Closing date: 24th July 2020.
    Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition
    The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on the theme ‘Our changing world’. There are two age categories: 18 and over and under 18. Closing date: 24th July 2020.
  • The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 31st July 2020.
    The Nancy Rothwell Award
    The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 31st July 2020.
  • Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Competition. This is open in two categories: post-16 students (i.e. Key Stage 5) and higher education. The deadline for entries is 28th May 2020.
    Biochemical Society Science Communication Competition
    Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Competition. This is open in two categories: post-16 students (i.e. Key Stage 5) and higher education. The deadline for entries is 28th May 2020.
  • Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
    Antimicrobial resistance
    Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
  • The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness and educate people on some of the causes and risk factors of diabetes.
    World Diabetes Day
    The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness and educate people on some of the causes and risk factors of diabetes.
  • Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
    ABPI Careers Guidance
    Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
  • It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
    Look At Me Now campaign
    It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
  • Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
    NFU educational resources
    Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
  • The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
    IET Home-learning resources and activities
    The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
  • FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
    First Lego League JR.
    FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
  • National Women in Engineering Week 2020
    ​International Women in Engineering Day 2020 is on 23 June! INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.
  • The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
  • Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their  STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
    Regreen the desert
    Regreen the desert is a great new STEM challenge from Practical Action. Designed for ages 7-14 pupils use their STEM skills to provide a solution for a community in Sudan suffering from drought as a result of climate change.
  • ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
    ASE Conferences and Events
    ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
  • CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
    CREST Awards
    CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
  • The Design and Technology Association is working in partnership with Engineers without Borders and Practical Action to bring you FREE courses suitable for teachers of KS2 to KS5. Dates from now until May 2020.
    Free CPD courses by DATA
    The Design and Technology Association is working in partnership with Engineers without Borders and Practical Action to bring you FREE courses suitable for teachers of KS2 to KS5. Dates from now until May 2020.
  • Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
    The Squashed Tomato Challenge
    Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
  • PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
    PLAN Primary Science Assessment Resources
    PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
  • The Glasgow Science Festival takes place from the 4th to the 14th June 2020 and offers a varied programme of events for people from all ages and backgrounds.
    Glasgow Science Festival
    The Glasgow Science Festival takes place from the 4th to the 14th June 2020 and offers a varied programme of events for people from all ages and backgrounds.
  • GSS aims to put children at the heart of sharing their love of learning. #GreatSciShare will inspire, engage and celebrate science with a range of audiences in creative ways.
    Great Science Share
    GSS aims to put children at the heart of sharing their love of learning. #GreatSciShare will inspire, engage and celebrate science with a range of audiences in creative ways.
  • Bring your pupils along for a visit at ZSL London Zoo and discover all that ZSL has to offer.
    ZSL London Zoo
    Bring your pupils along for a visit at ZSL London Zoo and discover all that ZSL has to offer.
  • With so many different species housed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest zoo, your trip will be full of excitement.
    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    With so many different species housed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest zoo, your trip will be full of excitement.
  • A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2020
    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 2020
  • A fabulous day was had by all as Metabugs, and their travelling insectarium, were on hand again to visit this year’s winning school, the Convent of Jesus and Mary in London.
    The Great Bug Hunt 2019
    A fabulous day was had by all as Metabugs, and their travelling insectarium, were on hand again to visit this year’s winning school, the Convent of Jesus and Mary in London.
  • The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2020!  The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
    Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
    The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2020! The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
  • The latest Timstar catalogue is now available for you to order or download. Follow the link to order a copy.
    Timstar catalogue
    The latest Timstar catalogue is now available for you to order or download. Follow the link to order a copy.
  • The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of  atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
    Atoms, bonding and types of reactions
    The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
  • Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
    Statistics in research
    Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
  • What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
    What's in my tray?
    What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
  • Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
    Whipsnade News
    Zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a giant in April – after welcoming a baby giraffe to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
  • Our 'ASE Green Tick Evaluated' workshops for teachers and technicians will equip you with experiment ideas and how to prepare equipment safely and efficiently in your classroom.
    Timstar science workshops
    Our 'ASE Green Tick Evaluated' workshops for teachers and technicians will equip you with experiment ideas and how to prepare equipment safely and efficiently in your classroom.
  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    See Women
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
  • UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens. Closing date for the next round of bursary applications is Friday 14 February 2020.
    The Greenpower Challenge
    UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens. Closing date for the next round of bursary applications is Friday 14 February 2020.
  • IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
    IOP Resources
    IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
  • A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
    Exploring the First Electrical Houses
    A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.

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