Working Scientifically

  • The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 30th July 2021.
    The Nancy Rothwell Award
    The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 30th July 2021.
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  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
    Royal Society of Chemistry
    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
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  • The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
    RSC website
    The RSC’s education website is designed to help teachers find inspiration in their classroom teaching and feel supported in their continuing development and career progression.
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  • Steps into Science is the brand-new website from the Royal Society of Chemistry, developed with generous support from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. It’s a place where teachers can see all our primary science resources in one place.
    Steps into Science
    Steps into Science is the brand-new website from the Royal Society of Chemistry, developed with generous support from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. It’s a place where teachers can see all our primary science resources in one place.
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  • Free FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets for challenge schools!   Given the impact that COVID-19 has had on many schools and organisations, we would like to offer Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets (inclusive of all guides) to any schools/non-school groups who will be able to complete the challenge by the end of August 2021 free of charge!
    First Lego League Explore
    Free FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets for challenge schools! Given the impact that COVID-19 has had on many schools and organisations, we would like to offer Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets (inclusive of all guides) to any schools/non-school groups who will be able to complete the challenge by the end of August 2021 free of charge!
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  • The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes by modifying the cell membranes. MeMBrane project super-talented scientists Naomi Wilkinson and Sarah Routledge have written and illustrated a children's book about the SuperYeast citizen science project.
    Mr Climate Change and the Beastly Yeast!
    The MeMBrane project aims to improve the tolerance of microbes by modifying the cell membranes. MeMBrane project super-talented scientists Naomi Wilkinson and Sarah Routledge have written and illustrated a children's book about the SuperYeast citizen science project.
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  • The winners of the 2021 Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced!  Photo: H. Zell
    The Great Bug Hunt 2021
    The winners of the 2021 Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! Photo: H. Zell
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  • This beautifully illustrated book explores the work of famous scientists from long ago, other scientists who are alive today and people who use science in their jobs. Take a journey through the 21 chapters packed full of fabulous facts, life stories and scientific discoveries.
    Superhero Scientists
    This beautifully illustrated book explores the work of famous scientists from long ago, other scientists who are alive today and people who use science in their jobs. Take a journey through the 21 chapters packed full of fabulous facts, life stories and scientific discoveries.
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  • We want to make it easy for parents and carers to get their children excited about physics. That's why we've created Do Try This at Home, a series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.
    Do Try This at Home
    We want to make it easy for parents and carers to get their children excited about physics. That's why we've created Do Try This at Home, a series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.
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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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  • Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
    The Squashed Tomato Challenge
    Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
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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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  • IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
    IOP Resources
    IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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