Science

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Design and Technology Association is working in partnership with Engineers without Borders and Practical Action to bring you FREE courses suitable for teachers of KS2 to KS5. Dates from now until May 2020.
    Free CPD courses by DATA
    The Design and Technology Association is working in partnership with Engineers without Borders and Practical Action to bring you FREE courses suitable for teachers of KS2 to KS5. Dates from now until May 2020.
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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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  • UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
    The Greenpower Challenge
    UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is the place to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom
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  • Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
    Stop the Spread
    Pupils research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya
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  • We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
    Crest Awards through Practical Action STEM Challenges
    We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
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  • This new set of resources have been developed to support teachers to deliver the new Food Choices, Provenance, Security and Sustainability units within the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE courses.
    Food Preparation and Nutrition
    This new set of resources have been developed to support teachers to deliver the new Food Choices, Provenance, Security and Sustainability units within the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE courses.
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  • Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
    OF.E and ASE Energy Resources Project
    Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
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  • OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
    OurFuture.Energy
    OurFuture.Energy is an online education resource for 11-16 year olds, which aims to inform young people of the importance of energy in our daily lives, the basic science behind it and the challenges we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand
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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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  • A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. IET also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and these additional engineering posters are available for download or order.
    Free A2 posters from IET
    A range of free primary and secondary curriculum support posters, related to various aspects of electricity and power. IET also work as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and these additional engineering posters are available for download or order.
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  • Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days.  These are packages of printable and electronic resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day.
    IET Faraday DIY Challenge Days
    Run your very own Challenge in school with these online DIY Faraday Challenge Days. These are packages of printable and electronic resources and guidance notes for teachers and technicians that take you through the day.
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  • This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG explores how electricity is generated and used within the UK and the electricity a typical domestic solar panel installation generates compared with typical household electrical use. It concludes with the arguments for and against solar farms.
    Is solar power part of the energy solution in the UK?
    This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG explores how electricity is generated and used within the UK and the electricity a typical domestic solar panel installation generates compared with typical household electrical use. It concludes with the arguments for and against solar farms.
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  • This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, the chemistry of combustion and the risks to people's health and and safety as a consequence of their use.
    How can solar energy make a difference?
    This lesson resource developed in partnership between Solarcentury and UYSEG considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, the chemistry of combustion and the risks to people's health and and safety as a consequence of their use.
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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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  • Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
    Copper Alloys in Aquaculture
    Aquaculture is a $100 billion global industry that supplies almost half the world's demand for fish and is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloys inherently resist biofouling, without any special treatments or additions.
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  • Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
    The Speckled Monster
    Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
    Beat the Flood
    Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
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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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  • Timstar
    Timstar is a premium supplier of science and laboratory equipment to the education market. We pride ourselves on providing products and services which inspire children to learn about science, offering excellent customer service, technical support and teaching resources.
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  • A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
    Copper - The Friendly Metal
    A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
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  • Science and Technology in Society  - Fifteen teaching units
    SATIS Revisited
    Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
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  • An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
    Practical Biofuels Activities
    An extensive set of practical biofuel activities for school engagement and outreach has been developed by BBSRC that enable researchers and teachers to engage young people with the science and issues surrounding bioenergy and biofuels.
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  • Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
    Discover Petroleum
    Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
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  • Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University
    Sixty Symbols
    Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University
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