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  • ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
    ASE Conferences and Events
    ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
    IET Faraday Challenge Days 2021-22
    Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
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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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  • TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
    TechHub
    TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
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  • •	The IOP Teachers of Physics Award celebrates secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics in their school. Is this you or someone you know? Submit your nomination today!
    2021 Institute of Physics Awards
    • The IOP Teachers of Physics Award celebrates secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics in their school. Is this you or someone you know? Submit your nomination today!
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  • A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2020
    National Insect Week
    A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2020
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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 Great Bug Hunt 2021 is on! An exciting competition for primary school children that explores the bug world outdoors! Photo: H. Zell
    The Great Bug Hunt 2021
    The Great Bug Hunt 2021 is on! An exciting competition for primary school children that explores the bug world outdoors! Photo: H. Zell
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  • This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
    If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?®
    This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
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  • Our vision is to emsure all children and pupils reach their full potential by providing teacher training, developing teacher-led research, whole-class projects, skills competencies, inspiring competitiions and exhibitions and not least, fun!
    Primary Engineer
    Our vision is to emsure all children and pupils reach their full potential by providing teacher training, developing teacher-led research, whole-class projects, skills competencies, inspiring competitiions and exhibitions and not least, fun!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Primary teachers and secondary science teachers are invited to a special online workshop on 12 January, where you’ll learn how to run four simple STEM enrichment activities about the human body and disease.  A second session on 28 January will be for your students to try out the activities, and to ask pathologists questions about the topics and what they do in their jobs.
    Discover Pathology
    Primary teachers and secondary science teachers are invited to a special online workshop on 12 January, where you’ll learn how to run four simple STEM enrichment activities about the human body and disease. A second session on 28 January will be for your students to try out the activities, and to ask pathologists questions about the topics and what they do in their jobs.
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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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  • The life of every child in the UK in 2020 has been fundamentally affected by the coronavirus pandemic. To help children make sense of the pandemic, Collins have created this free resource.  There are nine questions which cover different scientific aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Collins Covid Resource
    The life of every child in the UK in 2020 has been fundamentally affected by the coronavirus pandemic. To help children make sense of the pandemic, Collins have created this free resource. There are nine questions which cover different scientific aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • IET resoursecs to support with sustainability education. There are several activities for promary and secondary age children to enjoy at school or at home.
    IET Sustainability Resources
    IET resoursecs to support with sustainability education. There are several activities for promary and secondary age children to enjoy at school or at home.
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  • The competition encourages students to examine difficult questions about our responsibilities towards one another as human beings, and may be of particular interest to those going on to study philosophy, RE, medicine and law.
    Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition
    The competition encourages students to examine difficult questions about our responsibilities towards one another as human beings, and may be of particular interest to those going on to study philosophy, RE, medicine and law.
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  • BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
    BEST (Best Evidence Science Teaching)
    BEST is a collection of free research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning. It is initially focussed on science at ages 11-14.
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  • In or out of school, GCSEPod provides education on demand for 28 subjects.
    GCSEPod
    In or out of school, GCSEPod provides education on demand for 28 subjects.
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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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  • Take a look at  the winning entries from the 2020 Great Bug Hunt!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020 Winners
    Take a look at the winning entries from the 2020 Great Bug Hunt!
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  • Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home?  We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
    Practical Action home learning resources
    Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home? We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
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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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  • The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
    BPS Back to School Guidance
    The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
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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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  • The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
    Get involved with the Royal Society of Biology
    The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
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  • 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
    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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  • Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
    ABPI Careers Guidance
    Thinking of a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Want to find out? Visit the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers guidance page.
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  • It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
    Look At Me Now campaign
    It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
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  • Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
    NFU educational resources
    Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
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  • The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
    IET Home-learning resources and activities
    The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
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  • FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
    First Lego League JR.
    FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
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  • The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
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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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