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  • Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14.   Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
    Curious About Our Planet
    Explore our world and our impact on it in this free digital science festival on 8 and 9 June which suitable for school pupils aged 6-14. Curious About: Our Planet is packed with live talks from STEM professionals, interactive games and downloadable educational resources to support learning and covers topics such as biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.
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  • Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
    HIV Education Toolkit
    Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
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  • Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
    Meet our people: Lucy
    Meet Lucy, UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Charitable Partnerships Manager at GSK, and how she found her passion for powering the next generation of innovators.
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  • Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
    Meet our people: Emily
    Meet Emily, a Mechanical Engineering Associate on the Future Leaders Programme. Read about her 3 year progarmme with GSK and the three roles she undertakes during the programme.she
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  • read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
    Meet our people: Leonora
    read about Leonora, Associate Clinical Development Manager, involved in the testing of new medication in human clinical trial. Leonora works on the study team in a study management role, ensuring the trial is conducted ethically and safely.
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  • Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
    Meet our people: Oyiza
    Oyiza is a Clinical Data Manager at GSK within Global Clinical & Data Operations in Pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D). She manages data on clinical trials around the world. Read more about her career.
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  • An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
    Meet our people: Megan
    An interview with Megan Bell, an Emerging Technology Manager at the GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Department
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  • Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK  As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
    GSK Virtual Work Experience: Benji’s story
    Back in June 2021, Year 10 student Benji Lewis took part in a week-long virtual work experience programme at GSK As part of the online programme, Benji had insight into different roles at GSK and learnt how his school subjects are relevant to the word of work.
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  • Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
    What I do in 30 seconds
    Curious to know what an engineering apprentice at GSK does? Find out from our colleague Alexandra who works in a department that standardises the manufacture of Ellipta inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma.
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  • As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
    GSK: Discover a career with a purpose
    As a science-led global healthcare company, there are jobs in a company like ours across a variety of areas, many of them within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We have several early career programmes that allow young people to learn on the job, while getting an education and discovering the right job or next step for them. Get to know a few of our employees here and find out more about some ways into GSK.
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  • Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
    GSK: We're not all scientists
    Meet a few people who work at GSK in jobs you may know less about and find out more about the sorts of skills they use. There are so many many roles in a company like ours in different areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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  • Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
    GSK Educator Support
    Find out how the free curriculum-linked GSK resources can ignite your students' imaginations. Download the GSK module navigation guide, innovation challenge guidance and STEM Capital guide!,
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  • Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
    Curious about...
    Welcome to Glasgow Science Centre’s 'Curious About' Festival. Live events in Science Week for chidren aged 8 to 16. Get ready to take a closer look at science and technology through interviews and insights, activities and resources, photo galleries and art exhibitions.
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  • This interactive resource from abpi is intended for students aged 11 to 14 years, and covers cell structure, organisation, and unicellular organisms: bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
    Cells
    This interactive resource from abpi is intended for students aged 11 to 14 years, and covers cell structure, organisation, and unicellular organisms: bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
    Reaction game
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Challenge them with this fun online game which puts their mental arithmetic and quick fingers to the test.
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  • Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
    Running an innovation challenge session
    Encourage creative thinking and cement links between classroom learning and the real world by combining GSK STEM activities and running an innovation challenge session.
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  • Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
    What is STEM Capital?
    Find out more about the theory of science and STEM capital, and how it underpins the GSK STEM Education programme.
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  • Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
    GSK STEM Education: Module navigation guide
    Use our interactive toolkit to find out what content is available for each subject area.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
    How we breathe
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity introduces gas exchange systems by looking at the basics of how we breathe and the factors that can affect it, for example: allergies, smoking and exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
    Dust and breathing
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Use this activity to introduce them to gas exchange systems and what can affect them, from smoking to exercise, asthma and allergies.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
    Discovering digestion
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce the main food groups to them with our Discovering digestion module, and look at why we need each of them in our diet.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This  activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
    The science of exercise
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity looks at the cardiovascular system and cellular respiration through an investigation of the science of exercise.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
    What is data science?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Engage them in the real-world application of data science through GSK examples of how we use data science in our business, and bring this career to life for your class.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
    How an arm works
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They investigate the basics of biomechanics and antagonistic muscle pairs in this activity. They look at where different types of lever exist in the body, as well as learning how to explain antagonistic muscles.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
    Real world statistics
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! How can data and statistics help make society healthier? Demonstrate the important role of large data sets in making decisions about healthcare as students analyse data in smoking and lung cancer mortality.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
    Fighting malaria
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Introduce them to the challenges that scientists face when tackling the world’s largest parasitic killer: malaria.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 2
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM!How can we use technology to improve healthcare? In this activity, students explore how smart technology can address design opportunities in a healthcare context.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
    Apps to the rescue: Part 1
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! This activity supports students to develop an understanding of mobile apps and how they can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour. They analyse hidden sensors within smartphones and their relationship with mobile applications through two interactive activities.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
    Coding for health
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Put ytheir coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
    You and your community
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! They are challenged to create an enterprising idea that will help solve a public health problem in their local area. The activity is intended to help students to understand public health better, research issues relevant to their community and develop a campaign that could help address the problem.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
    Fundamentals of data analysis
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Using the Reaction game, students conduct a 'clinical trial' in this module. They test their reaction time and use their mental arithmetic skills to analyse the data set, getting an insight into the world of a statistician.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
    Molecule to medicine
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Students become lab scientists for the day and discover the seven stages of medicine development. By the end of the activity, they will have learnt the definition of a medicine, describe the main factors behind medicine development, and understand the different stages in the process.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
    Probability and immunity
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! In this activity, students explore probability through the lens of vaccines and immunity. They use judgement to make predictions about events and use a probability scale to assign numerical values to these judgements. Agreat resource for students to practise converting values between fractions, decimals and percentages.
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  • Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
    What is a vaccine?
    Engage your age 11-14 students with STEM! Help them to explain what a vaccine is and understand how a vaccine helps the immune system fight disease through our starter activity.
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  • GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
    GSK STEM Education Resources
    GSK have produced a series of curriculum-linked STEM resources for 11-14 year-olds. They include learning resources for students, educator guidance and support, and STEM careers guidance.
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  • Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
    Teaching Vacancies
    Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
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  • A large blanket of 'sea snot' has recently spread through the Sea of Marmara, south of Istanbul. Find about more about 'sea snot' and World Oceans Day here.
    'Sea snot' plague hits Mediterranean sea
    A large blanket of 'sea snot' has recently spread through the Sea of Marmara, south of Istanbul. Find about more about 'sea snot' and World Oceans Day here.
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  • Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
    ASE Book of the Year Competition
    Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
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  • The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
    MeMBrane
    The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes to the stresses encountered during industrial bioprocesses by modifying the cell membranes. The project also aims to inspire young people to follow careers in biochemistry through engagment and participation.
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  • We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
    SuperYeast
    We’re trying to find out what makes some yeast able to withstand more alcohol or sugar than others. By understanding what makes some strains more tolerant we can potentially develop improved strains that may produce stronger beers or wines or be suitable for biofuel production.
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  • These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
    Incredible You
    These free colouring-in resources explore the surprising beauty of your body at a tiny scale, and are suitable for all ages. Incredible You offers the chance to explore all 17 pathology specialities – there is at least one illustration, plus supporting information, for each.
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  • Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
    Harlequin Ladybird Survey
    Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    SeeMe
    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.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
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  • Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
    Collins GCSE Science Ready
    Diagnose knowledge gaps and intervene at KS3 to enable success at GCSE.
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  • 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
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  •  This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs).  Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
    Who's responsible for global goals?
    This lesson activity encourages pupils to consider who is reponsible for ensuring we achieve the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). Suitable for pupils 9-18 it stimulates discussion and debate, and help pupils recognise the role they themselves have to play.
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  • Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets;  why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
    Global Goals
    Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them. Several activities for pupils aged 8-18.
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  • Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
    Sensory ecology and evolution
    Teach about adaptation and camouflage through engaging online games. The Sensory Ecology and Evolution Group at University of Exeter is using online games to explore the effectiveness of different animal camoufleage. Suitable for upper primary and secondary age pupils.
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  • A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
    Science and Food Safety
    A collection of lesson plans, practical sheets, homework sheets and teacher notes on the science of keeping chilled foods safe.
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  • An interactive game to help students aged 11-16 to find the right balanced diet for healthy living.
    Balanced Diet
    An interactive game to help students aged 11-16 to find the right balanced diet for healthy living.
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  • An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma for students aged 11-16 years.
    Breathing and Asthma
    An animated graphic resource on the physiology of breathing and asthma for students aged 11-16 years.
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  • A resource to help stdents aged 11-16 to understand the process of digestion, food types and the need for a balanced diet.
    Diet and digestion
    A resource to help stdents aged 11-16 to understand the process of digestion, food types and the need for a balanced diet.
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  • Body Builder
    Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do? Suitable for students aged 11-16.
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  • I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
    Birdgirl
    I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
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  • The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
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  • Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
    Whipsnade Zoo Education Sessions
    Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
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  • 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!
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  • Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
    Longitude Prize
    Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
    Practical Action evaluation tools
    Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
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  • 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.
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  • Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with  Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
    Water for the world
    Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
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  • A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
    Small Is Challenge
    A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
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  • A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
    Measles alert!
    A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
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  • 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.
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  • Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
    Who's most at risk
    Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.
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  • These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science.  They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
    Global learning opportunities linked to the curriculum
    These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science. They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
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  • 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.
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  • To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
    Antibiotic Apocalypse
    To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
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  • Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
    Copper news from Athens
    Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
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  • A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
    Dr Edwina Jenner
    A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
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  • A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
    The Great Vaccine Debate
    A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
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  • Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
    Making Movies
    Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
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  • Simple hands-on science activities to build children's confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work. This project supports transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.
    Gopher Science Labs
    Simple hands-on science activities to build children's confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work. This project supports transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.
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  • An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
    Strength of Character
    An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
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  • Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
    Picturing Dr Jenner
    Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
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