Biology

  • ‘Anytime Anywhere Engineers’ is a new and innovative project funded by the Royal Academy Of Engineering and delivered by hi-impact & NFU Education to engage young people with the wonderful world of engineering. With a focus on agricultural engineering, participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and amazing engineers in their field.
    Anytime, Anywhere Engineers
    ‘Anytime Anywhere Engineers’ is a new and innovative project funded by the Royal Academy Of Engineering and delivered by hi-impact & NFU Education to engage young people with the wonderful world of engineering. With a focus on agricultural engineering, participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and amazing engineers in their field.
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  • Farmers for Schools gives students access to voices from modern farming and invites your students to an open conversation about agriculture in the UK.  We are offering you the opportunity to have two engaging, enthusiastic speakers visit your school to spark discussion and debate as part of an engaging, interactive assembly or group discussion.
    Farmers for Schools
    Farmers for Schools gives students access to voices from modern farming and invites your students to an open conversation about agriculture in the UK. We are offering you the opportunity to have two engaging, enthusiastic speakers visit your school to spark discussion and debate as part of an engaging, interactive assembly or group discussion.
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  • The Farmvention: Climate Superheroes challenge is all about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it to become Climate Superheroes. Explore our themed inspiration hubs to get you thinking. Each one is full of investigations to complete at home or school
    Climate Superheroes
    The Farmvention: Climate Superheroes challenge is all about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it to become Climate Superheroes. Explore our themed inspiration hubs to get you thinking. Each one is full of investigations to complete at home or school
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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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  • The competition is open to students in the first year of post-16 education anywhere in the world. The competition stimulates students’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in biology outside of school. Students achievements will be recognised with e-certificates. Registration closes on 1st June 2022
    Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2022
    The competition is open to students in the first year of post-16 education anywhere in the world. The competition stimulates students’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in biology outside of school. Students achievements will be recognised with e-certificates. Registration closes on 1st June 2022
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  • The Biology Challenge 2022 (2nd – 20th May) for students aged 13-15 years old is now open for registrations. The competition stimulates students’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in biology outside of school. Registrations closes on 27th April 2022:
    Biology Challenge 2022
    The Biology Challenge 2022 (2nd – 20th May) for students aged 13-15 years old is now open for registrations. The competition stimulates students’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in biology outside of school. Registrations closes on 27th April 2022:
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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 16+ years. One Health is a programme that recognises that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are connected. In this approach, multiple disciplines work together locally, nationally, and globally to achieve the best outcome for human health, animal health and the environment.
    One health
    This interactive resource from abpi is intended for students aged 16+ years. One Health is a programme that recognises that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are connected. In this approach, multiple disciplines work together locally, nationally, and globally to achieve the best outcome for human health, animal health and the environment.
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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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  • In or out of school, GCSEPod provides education on demand for 28 subjects. GCSEPod has Award-winning GCSE / IGCSE content trusted by 1700+ secondary schools.
    GCSEPod
    In or out of school, GCSEPod provides education on demand for 28 subjects. GCSEPod has Award-winning GCSE / IGCSE content trusted by 1700+ secondary schools.
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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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  • We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
    GCSE Physics Formula and Symbols
    We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
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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 Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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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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  • FSC have collated a whole host of useful resources for science teachers to help support students whilst they are learning from home, from free video lessons to complete digital courses including live lessons to support fieldwork.
    Field Studies Council
    FSC have collated a whole host of useful resources for science teachers to help support students whilst they are learning from home, from free video lessons to complete digital courses including live lessons to support fieldwork.
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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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  • Read about AQA's offer of support for the 2021 science examinations. To help prepare your students with confidence, our curriculum experts have curated a range of resources to help reinforce key GCSE science assessment skills.
    AQA Support for 2021 Exams
    Read about AQA's offer of support for the 2021 science examinations. To help prepare your students with confidence, our curriculum experts have curated a range of resources to help reinforce key GCSE science assessment skills.
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • For Post-16 students. 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
    For Post-16 students. 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!
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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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  •  This resource support students aged 16+ years to understand how data can be compared statistically to seek an effect or differences between groups. It explores the null hypothesis and the p-value, standard deviation, t-tests and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.
    Statistics in research
    This resource support students aged 16+ years to understand how data can be compared statistically to seek an effect or differences between groups. It explores the null hypothesis and the p-value, standard deviation, t-tests and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.
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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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  • These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
    Collins AQA A Level Support
    These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
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  • Choose from Workbooks for grades 1-3, 5, and 8/9. All three are packed with level-specific practice to help students prepare for their exams.
    Collins Grade Booster Workbooks
    Choose from Workbooks for grades 1-3, 5, and 8/9. All three are packed with level-specific practice to help students prepare for their exams.
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  • Everything your students need to perform their required practicals in one place.
    Collins GCSE Lab Books
    Everything your students need to perform their required practicals in one place.
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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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  • Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
    FSC Marine Camps
    Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
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  • The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
    Edina Trust
    The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
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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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  • An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Biotechnology
    An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Cloning
    An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Genetic engineering
    An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Stem cells
    An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing for students aged 16+ years. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Unravelling the Genome
    A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing for students aged 16+ years. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster for students aged 16+ years. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Polymerase chain reaction
    An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster for students aged 16+ years. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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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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  • Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
    Collins GCSE Science Skills Booster
    Help students practice and perfect the core skills for the new GCSE (9-1) specifications; Applying Maths in Science, Working Scientifically and Writing Extended Answers. Suitable for all exam boards
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  • Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
    Collins AQA GCSE Workbooks
    Build confidence, support the development of key skills and provide plenty of practice with targeted GCSE Science skills support from Collins for the (9-1) specification. Suitable for any AQA GCSE Science course
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  • 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 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.
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  • Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
    Curriculum mapped resources
    Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
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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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  •  The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
    Chilled Careers
    The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
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  • A resource for 14-19 year-old students, the History of Medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
    History of Medicine
    A resource for 14-19 year-old students, the History of Medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
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  • It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. This resource for students aged 16-19 years explores the steps involved in developing new medicines and considers the processes of preclinical development, clinical trials and manufacture.
    Making Medicines
    It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. This resource for students aged 16-19 years explores the steps involved in developing new medicines and considers the processes of preclinical development, clinical trials and manufacture.
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  • This resource for students aged 14-16 years explores how the human nervous sytem works and makes life processes such as movement and nutrition possbile. An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
    Nervous System
    This resource for students aged 14-16 years explores how the human nervous sytem works and makes life processes such as movement and nutrition possbile. An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
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  • This resource is intended to help 16+ students to understand the role of macromolecules in biology. It covers aspects of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA chemistry.
    Chemistry of Life
    This resource is intended to help 16+ students to understand the role of macromolecules in biology. It covers aspects of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA chemistry.
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  • An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students.
    Genes and inheritance
    An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students.
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  • A resource to support students aged 14+ to understand the structure and purpose of the human circulatory system.The heart and circulation system is explained with detailed animated graphics.
    Heart and Circulation
    A resource to support students aged 14+ to understand the structure and purpose of the human circulatory system.The heart and circulation system is explained with detailed animated graphics.
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  • A concise resource for students aged 14 to 19 years covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
    Hormones and their effects
    A concise resource for students aged 14 to 19 years covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
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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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  • Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics  The activities are intended for students aged 14-16 years.
    Beating bacteria
    Activities and lesson plan notes for teachers on antibiotics The activities are intended for students aged 14-16 years.
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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 with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment for 14-16 year old sudents.
    Cell division and cancer
    A resource with animated graphics on the cellular mechanisms causing cancer, diagnosis and treatment for 14-16 year old sudents.
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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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  • An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses for students aged 14-16 years.
    Enzymes and their uses
    An introduction to enzymes in digestion and general uses for students aged 14-16 years.
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  • An interactive resource for students aged 14 to 19 years with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
    Homeostasis - kidneys and water balance
    An interactive resource for students aged 14 to 19 years with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
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  • This resource for students aged 14-16 years covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
    Homeostasis-blood sugar and temperature
    This resource for students aged 14-16 years covers the hormonal control of blood sugar and body temperature and the physiology involved.
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  • Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows some of the main characters involved. For students aged 14-19 years.
    Infectious diseases - timeline
    Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows some of the main characters involved. For students aged 14-19 years.
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  • This resource supports students aged 14 to 16 years to understand the structure and functions of the skin including temperature control, disease prevention, diseases and conditions.
    Skin structure and function
    This resource supports students aged 14 to 16 years to understand the structure and functions of the skin including temperature control, disease prevention, diseases and conditions.
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  • Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease. This resource explores the symptoms and treatment of nine diesease and is intended for students aged 14-19 year.
    Infectious diseases: diseases
    Part one of the four part ABPI resource on infectious disease. This resource explores the symptoms and treatment of nine diesease and is intended for students aged 14-19 year.
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  • Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease for students aged 14-19 years explores how the immune system recognises and destroys pathogens such as bacteria and viruses inside the body. It considers vaccination, immune memory and herd immunity and concludes with consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of monoclonal antibodies for treating disease.
    Infectious diseases: immunity
    Part Two of the ABPI resource on infectious disease for students aged 14-19 years explores how the immune system recognises and destroys pathogens such as bacteria and viruses inside the body. It considers vaccination, immune memory and herd immunity and concludes with consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of monoclonal antibodies for treating disease.
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  • Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource for students aged 14-19 years considers how chemicals may be used to teat pathogens. It explores antibiotics and antibiotic resistance and the challenges posed in developing new medicines.
    Infectious diseases: medicines
    Part three of the ABPI Infectious Diseases resource for students aged 14-19 years considers how chemicals may be used to teat pathogens. It explores antibiotics and antibiotic resistance and the challenges posed in developing new medicines.
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  • Students aged 14+ years can take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. They can explore how chemistry laboratories do initial research and how the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
    Laboratory and pilot plant tours
    Students aged 14+ years can take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. They can explore how chemistry laboratories do initial research and how the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
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  • This activity is an experiment in which students aged 14-16 years can change environmental conditions to see how that affects the population of rabbits in an area, or of micro-organisms in a petri-dish.
    Population Growth
    This activity is an experiment in which students aged 14-16 years can change environmental conditions to see how that affects the population of rabbits in an area, or of micro-organisms in a petri-dish.
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  • Part four of the ABPI infectious diseases resource
    Infectious diseases: pathogens
    Part four of the ABPI infectious diseases resource
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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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  • This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It is a highly engaging resource covering mitosis, the cell cycle, mutations and cancer. cancer treatment, meiosis and reproduction.
    Cell division
    This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It is a highly engaging resource covering mitosis, the cell cycle, mutations and cancer. cancer treatment, meiosis and reproduction.
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  • This excellent resource for students aged 16+ years explores different pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
    Pathogens and the immune system
    This excellent resource for students aged 16+ years explores different pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
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  • The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers.
    Diabetes 16+
    The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers.
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  • 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.
    Cell Biology
    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.
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  • A resource to support students aged 16+ years to understand the nature and function of enzymes in the human body.
    Enzymes 16+
    A resource to support students aged 16+ years to understand the nature and function of enzymes in the human body.
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  • How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. A resource for students aged 16+ years.
    How medicines work
    How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. A resource for students aged 16+ years.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • This module for stdents aged 14 to 16 years investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories by considering safety signs, hazards and risks.
    Safety at work
    This module for stdents aged 14 to 16 years investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories by considering safety signs, hazards and risks.
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  • Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
    Collins OCR GCSE Student Books
    Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
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  • Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
    Collins AQA GCSE Student Books
    Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
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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.
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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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  • An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
    Optika Trinocular Microscope
    An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
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  • 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.
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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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  • This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
    Copper, pathogens and disease
    This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
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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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  • In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
    Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
    In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
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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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  • How can hand touch data help to reduce healthcare associated infections?  Using their own understanding of the communication of disease and real life hospital data, students can consider how an understanding of hand touch patterns may be used to reduce healthcare associated infections
    Visualising the Invisible
    How can hand touch data help to reduce healthcare associated infections? Using their own understanding of the communication of disease and real life hospital data, students can consider how an understanding of hand touch patterns may be used to reduce healthcare associated infections
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  • This document from the Copper Development Association gives a really useful overview of the versatility of copper and its alloys. It is an excellent starting point for exploring other resources from the Association
    Copper: Properties and Applications
    This document from the Copper Development Association gives a really useful overview of the versatility of copper and its alloys. It is an excellent starting point for exploring other resources from the Association
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  • 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.
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  • 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’.
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  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
    Copper Development Association Resources
    The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
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  • Malaria is a disease affecting countries all around the world. What research are Scientists doing to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease?  This classroom activity is based on new research in Borneo and gets students using real-world survey data.
    Macaques and Malaria - The spread of disease
    Malaria is a disease affecting countries all around the world. What research are Scientists doing to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease? This classroom activity is based on new research in Borneo and gets students using real-world survey data.
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  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
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  •  This website contains all known Darwin publications, private papers and manuscripts, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and images.
    The complete works of Charles Darwin online - AHRC
    This website contains all known Darwin publications, private papers and manuscripts, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and images.
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  • 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.
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    OneZoom Tree of LIfe
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    The Naked Scientists
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  • NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
    Planet Earth - NERC
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    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.
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  • A free online illustrated encyclopaedia for children
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  •  Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
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  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
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    Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
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  • 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.
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  • Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
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  • A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
    Beehave Computer Model
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  • iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
    iSpot
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  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
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    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
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  • Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
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  • Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
    Careers in Research
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  • SciChem are the leading provider of science education equipment, technicians’ essentials and laboratory Chemicals to schools in the UK
    SciChem
    SciChem are the leading provider of science education equipment, technicians’ essentials and laboratory Chemicals to schools in the UK
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  • geography southwest is a resource hub for students and teachers
    geography southwest
    geography southwest is a resource hub for students and teachers
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    An introduction to the extraction, purification and recycling of copper.
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    Looking at the biological side of copper as a micronutrient and anti-bacterial agent.
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    Copper in Health
    A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
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  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
    Microbiology Online
    Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
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  • Science and Technology in Society  - Fifteen teaching units
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    Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
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    Practical Biofuels Activities
    An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
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