Microbiology

  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  •  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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
    Young Scientists Journal
    We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
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  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
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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.
    Deadinburgh Biomaths-BBSRC
    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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  • A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
    Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
    A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
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  • The Society for General Microbiology produce a range of resources for teaching microbiology across the key stages and careers resources. The majority of resources are free to order. or download, from our education website
    SGM Education Resources
    The Society for General Microbiology produce a range of resources for teaching microbiology across the key stages and careers resources. The majority of resources are free to order. or download, from our education website
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  • Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
    MRC LMB Insight on Research
    Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
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  • 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.
    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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  • Microbiology online has been devised by the Society for General Microbiology, the leading UK professional body for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. This inspirational online resource supports teaching and learning of microbiology in the classroom across the key stages
    Microbiology Online
    Microbiology online has been devised by the Society for General Microbiology, the leading UK professional body for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. This inspirational online resource supports teaching and learning of microbiology in the classroom across the key stages
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