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  • 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
  • NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
    Planet Earth - NERC
    NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
  • 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 can be found in the rocks around us.
    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 can be found in the rocks around us.
  • A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
    Disaster Zone!
    A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
  • 'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
    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.
  •  The atmosphere, weather and climate change are also relevant and topical contexts to engage young people about a variety of scientific processes taught within the science curriculum.
    Improving weather forecasts - NERC
    The atmosphere, weather and climate change are also relevant and topical contexts to engage young people about a variety of scientific processes taught within the science curriculum.
  • 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
  • Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
    BGS Discovering Geology
    Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
  • Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
    Prehistoric puppets and models
    Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
  • The iron that gives Saharan dust its red colour acts like fertilizer in the open ocean.
    Red Saharan dust turns oceans green
    The iron that gives Saharan dust its red colour acts like fertilizer in the open ocean.
  • myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
    myVolcano
    myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
  • Studies in Hatfield tunnel show how alalytical tools are used to study fine particles in the air.
    Pollution from cars not just in exhaust fumes
    Studies in Hatfield tunnel show how alalytical tools are used to study fine particles in the air.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
    NERC researcher articles
    Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
  • 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.
    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.
  • A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
    BGS Iceland Glacier Observatory Project
    A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
  • Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
    Videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions
    Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
  • 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
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.

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