Working Scientifically

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of  atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
    Atoms, bonding and types of reactions
    The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
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  • Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
    Statistics in research
    Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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  • The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
    New Horizons in Medicine
    The resource consists of six modules, each consisting of a poster, and a set of teaching materials that include information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free poster sets available from ABPI.
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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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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  • A website developed by Keele University to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set"
    Why do scientists?
    A website developed by Keele University to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set"
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  • This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
    The Virtual Physics Laboratory
    This suite of 27 interactive virtual physics practical exercises from Virtual Science Ltd allows the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.
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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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  •  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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  • Looking at 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
    Looking at 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. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
    Making Medicines
    It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
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  • An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
    Nervous System
    An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision.
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  • Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
    Chemistry of Life
    Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
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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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  • Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game.  The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
    Periodic Table
    Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game. The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
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  • The heart and circulation system explained with detailed animated graphics
    Heart and Circulation
    The heart and circulation system explained with detailed animated graphics
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  • A concise  resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
    Hormones and their effects
    A concise resource covering hormones in the human body with clear animated graphics.
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  • An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
    Homeostasis - kidneys and water balance
    An interactive resource with excellent animated graphic sequences, focusing on the renal system.
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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 you some of the main characters involved.
    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 you some of the main characters involved.
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  • Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
    Laboratory and pilot plant tours
    Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
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  • Living things, such as rabbits and micro-organisms, need food and water to grow and reproduce. In these games you can control the temperature and how much food and moisture is available.
    Population Growth
    Living things, such as rabbits and micro-organisms, need food and water to grow and reproduce. In these games you can control the temperature and how much food and moisture is available.
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  • This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
    Cell division
    This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
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  • This exciting resource 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 exciting resource 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 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
    First Lego League
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
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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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  • Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
    Enzymes 16+
    Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
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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. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
    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. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
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  • The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
    IET Faraday Careers Packs
    The IET offer a post-16 careers pack full of useful information about the routes to a wide range of engineering careers.
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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 investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.
    Safety at work
    This module investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.
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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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  • 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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  • Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world  and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
    Technology Justice
    Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
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  • Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
    Moja Island
    Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
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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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  • 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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  • The 6Rs activity is a hands on activity where students look at the 6Rs of sustainability, recycle, reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, rethink. Suitable for students aged 14-18 it is relevant to D & T, geography and engineering.
    Practical Action the 6R's
    The 6Rs activity is a hands on activity where students look at the 6Rs of sustainability, recycle, reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, rethink. Suitable for students aged 14-18 it is relevant to D & T, geography and engineering.
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  • Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
    Practical Action galleries
    Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
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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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  • 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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  • A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
    The wind power challenge
    A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
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  • Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
    Solarcentury solar energy resources
    Solarcentury, together with SolarAid and in association with the University of York, have developed science resources for 14-16 year olds which will help answer questions about the impact and uses of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa and the UK.
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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 explores how generators produce electricity, and how electricity is subsequently distributed. It considers the principle of electromagnetic induction and how this applies to generators and transformers.
    Copper and electricity: generation, transformer and the grid
    This resource explores how generators produce electricity, and how electricity is subsequently distributed. It considers the principle of electromagnetic induction and how this applies to generators and transformers.
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  • Copper is low on the reactivity scale but reacts slowly in the atmosphere to develop an attractive pale green patina. It also reacts with ferric chloride solution and copper chloride which make copper etching possible.
    Reactivity of copper: etching and patination
    Copper is low on the reactivity scale but reacts slowly in the atmosphere to develop an attractive pale green patina. It also reacts with ferric chloride solution and copper chloride which make copper etching possible.
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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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  • This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
    Long-term availability of copper
    This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
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  • Copper is a vital metal in making wind power possible. Copper provides the conductivity, corrosion resistance, strength and flexibility to meet all the demands of harsh conditions, where servicing and repair are very expensive.
    Copper in wind power
    Copper is a vital metal in making wind power possible. Copper provides the conductivity, corrosion resistance, strength and flexibility to meet all the demands of harsh conditions, where servicing and repair are very expensive.
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  • Inspiration for your career: Watch people telling their career stories through video in their own words. Good careers advice that students find relevant and interesting isn’t always easy to find and perhaps your students need help to decide if they want to take science subjects at GCSE or A-Level, so why not inspire them by exploring some of the career paths that sciences can lead to?
    icould
    Inspiration for your career: Watch people telling their career stories through video in their own words. Good careers advice that students find relevant and interesting isn’t always easy to find and perhaps your students need help to decide if they want to take science subjects at GCSE or A-Level, so why not inspire them by exploring some of the career paths that sciences can lead to?
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  • How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars?  In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
    Hydrogen: fuel of the future?
    How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars? In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
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  • Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
    Contaminated Crops
    Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
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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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  • FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
    Whynotchemeng - resources
    FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
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  • This new resource form the Copper Development Association explores ways in which electric motors can be made more efficient and factors that affect their efficiency.
    Copper and Electricity: Efficient Motors
    This new resource form the Copper Development Association explores ways in which electric motors can be made more efficient and factors that affect their efficiency.
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  • This resource explores density, resistivity and electrical conductivity in the context of copper.
    Bulk Properties of Copper: Density and Resistivity
    This resource explores density, resistivity and electrical conductivity in the context of copper.
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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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  • Street lights make pedestrians feel safer at night, and cut crime. Can we keep street lights bright enough to make people feel safe, but reduce their demand for energy, so cutting greenhouse gas emissions? This activity gets students working on the problem.
    Lighting the Night
    Street lights make pedestrians feel safer at night, and cut crime. Can we keep street lights bright enough to make people feel safe, but reduce their demand for energy, so cutting greenhouse gas emissions? This activity gets students working on the problem.
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  • Our top picks for education from the medical research council youtube channel. Find out why randomised control trials are so important? Go for a video tour of one of their research labs or listen to medical researchers talk about their work.
    MRC YouTube
    Our top picks for education from the medical research council youtube channel. Find out why randomised control trials are so important? Go for a video tour of one of their research labs or listen to medical researchers talk about their work.
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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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  • STFC have developed a series of great short films that can be incorporated into lessons or used to introduce new topics. Out 'top pick' is a series of shorts called 'In search of giants'. These are presented by Professor Brian Cox and provide excellent short introductions to topics.
    Short films from STFC
    STFC have developed a series of great short films that can be incorporated into lessons or used to introduce new topics. Out 'top pick' is a series of shorts called 'In search of giants'. These are presented by Professor Brian Cox and provide excellent short introductions to topics.
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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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  • The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
    Richard III - The Isotope Story
    The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
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  • Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
    Making a Smart Tunnel
    Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
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  • An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
    MRC Insight Blog
    An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
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  • Sun|trek (www.suntrek.org) is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth’s environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists and teachers. The resource is full of information from the latest satellite imagery, adventures, games and experiment plans.
    Sun|trek - Projects for schools using real solar data
    Sun|trek (www.suntrek.org) is an educational website about the Sun, our star, and its effect on the Earth’s environment. It has been produced by a team of solar research scientists and teachers. The resource is full of information from the latest satellite imagery, adventures, games and experiment plans.
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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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  • 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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  • An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
    Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
    An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
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  • 'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
    OneZoom Tree of LIfe
    'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
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  • Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
    Teaching Medical Physics
    Medical Physics applications to support GCSE and A Level
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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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  • Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
    Story of Atoms
    Intoducing the atom, with useful graphics and animations.Great for revision
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  • Inspiring and now world famous videos from Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham chemistry department.
    Periodic Videos
    Inspiring and now world famous videos from Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham chemistry department.
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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
    NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
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  • A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
    Johnson Matthey 40 years of cleaner air
    A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
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  • This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
    Vision of the future- BBSRC
    This resource provides novel practical ideas that can be carried out in class and instructions on carrying out eye dissections.
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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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  • The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
    Climate change schools' project resources
    The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
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  • Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
    Isaac Physics
    Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.
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  • Britain in Magazine
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  • Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
    Videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions
    Short videos on the social impact of volcanic eruptions in St Vincent
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  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
    Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
    Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
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  • Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
    RSC Learn Chemistry Partnership
    Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
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  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
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  • A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
    BGS Iceland Glacier Observatory Project
    A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
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  • Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
    UK Aquaculture Industry Global Food Security Insight pdf
    Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
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  • Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
    Fast Periodic Table
    Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
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  • A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
    Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
    A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
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  • Catalysts are big business. The chemical industry depends upon catalysts. We depend upon the chemical industry for our 21st century life style. We depend on catalysts.
    Johnson Matthey Catalysts
    Catalysts are big business. The chemical industry depends upon catalysts. We depend upon the chemical industry for our 21st century life style. We depend on catalysts.
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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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  • Bitrex® – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry
    Making things taste bitter can reduce risk
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  • ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
    European Southern Observatory
    ESO builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is a huge source of information and images for the public and schools.
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  • Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
    Tomorrow's Engineers
    Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
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  • SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
    Space Math @ NASA
    SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, it explores how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
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  • Don't stick your head in the LHC.
    60 second adventures in astronomy
    Don't stick your head in the LHC.
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  • Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
    NERC researcher articles
    Read the top 10 prize winning short articles by young natural science researchers working around the world.
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  • The National Schools' Observatory provides schools in the UK and Ireland with free access to the Liverpool Telescope.
    National Schools Observatory
    The National Schools' Observatory provides schools in the UK and Ireland with free access to the Liverpool Telescope.
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  • Your school can book time on a robotic telescope in Tenerife and use online resources from schools.telescopes.org too.
    Bradford Robotic Telescope
    Your school can book time on a robotic telescope in Tenerife and use online resources from schools.telescopes.org too.
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  • A website that displays online data submitted by groups or the public
    Met Office Weather Observations Website
    A website that displays online data submitted by groups or the public
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  • Metlink is the home for school resources from the Royal Meteorological Society
    Metlink
    Metlink is the home for school resources from the Royal Meteorological Society
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  • softCell e-learning
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  • Faulkes Telescope gives school groups access to a remote robotic telescope
    Faulkes Telescope
    Faulkes Telescope gives school groups access to a remote robotic telescope
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  • A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
    Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
    A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
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  • myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
    myVolcano
    myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
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  • A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
    Beehave Computer Model
    A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
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  • Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
    BGS Discovering Geology
    Discover all the online and free resources available from the British Geological Survey
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  • Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
    Nuffield Research Placements
    Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
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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
    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.
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  • Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
    Rutland Ospreys
    Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
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  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
    SGM Education Resources
    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
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  • Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
    The Science and Technology of Aerosols
    Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
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  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
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  • Not knowing your position at sea was one of the great problems of science. In 1714 the government decided to offer a huge prize to the person who could solve the problem. Would it be astronomers or craftsmen who won?
    The Quest for Longitude
    Not knowing your position at sea was one of the great problems of science. In 1714 the government decided to offer a huge prize to the person who could solve the problem. Would it be astronomers or craftsmen who won?
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  • An interactive Hertzsrung-Russell diagram
    Star in a Box
    An interactive Hertzsrung-Russell diagram
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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 biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
    A Switch in the Brain
    a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
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  • Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
    Careers in Research
    Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
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  • A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
    SCI-TECH Challenge
    A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
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  • Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
    NRICH enriching mathematics
    Mathematics learning and teaching resources for all school ages
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  •  The atmosphere, weather and climate change are also relevant and topical contexts to engage young people about a variety of scientific processes taught within the science curriculum.
    Improving weather forecasts - NERC
    The atmosphere, weather and climate change are also relevant and topical contexts to engage young people about a variety of scientific processes taught within the science curriculum.
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  • Maths
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  • Working Scientifically
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  • A short video celebrating the history of X-ray  crystallography from Max von Laue to modern synchrotron sources.
    Celebrating Crystallography
    A short video celebrating the history of X-ray crystallography from Max von Laue to modern synchrotron sources.
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  • A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
    Copper and Electricity
    A detailed study of the role of copper in electrical motors, transformers, transmission through the grid. Resistance, resistivity and drift velocity are covered in detail.
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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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  • A guide to the mechanics, chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
    Copper Mining
    A guide to the mechanics, chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
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  • Copper is one of the most recyclable metals. This e-source looks at the science and environmental benefits behind recycling.
    Copper Recycling and Sustainability
    Copper is one of the most recyclable metals. This e-source looks at the science and environmental benefits behind recycling.
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  • Aerosols & Physics ARCHIVE
    For students aged over 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws more appropriate for this age of student, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
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  • Aerosols & Pressure ARCHIVE
    For students aged between 14 and 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
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  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
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