Meeting the Teachers' Standards (secondary science)

Looking for resources to support your development across all eight Teacher Standards? Look no further.

Taking the fear out of physics

No longer will you go pale at the thought of teaching physics.

Plant diseases: GCSE

Activities in this resource relate to communicable plant diseases, the use of monoclonal antibody diagnostic tests (ELISA), and the use of genome sequencing in identifying plant pathogens.

A level science resource packages

Packages of hand-picked resources covering the subject content for A level sciences, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.

Impact and evaluation

Our impact evidence enables us to prove that our professional development has a direct impact on participants, the wider school or college, and ultimately young people.

Ceri Evans' Masterclass: DNA

Ceri Evans inspires a group of talented Year Ten students from several London schools with an active lesson about DNA.

Secondary Science

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of science; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

Physics Demonstration Films

This series of videos have been produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and the Institute of Physics. They are mostly aimed at teachers and illustrate how to perform simple demonstrations and use particular pieces of equipment. Some topics have versions of the video that could be used with students in the...
Publication date:
2010 to date

14 resources

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS): secondary and post-16 resources

Innovative and reliable practical activities to engage students with biology, focusing on plant science. Where appropriate, the resources include detailed background information for teachers and technicians, and questions to stimulate discussion with and between students.The Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)...
Publication date:
2010 to date

33 resources

PhET Interactive Simulations

To help students engage in science and mathematics through inquiry, PhET simulations were developed to allow students to investigate cause-and-effect relationships and answer scientific questions through exploration of the simulation. Several tools in the simulations provide an interactive experience: *Click and...
Publication date:
2010 to date

32 resources

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Self-Evaluation Tool

A tool to help departments evaluate their performance and plan improvements.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.


Summer school for newly and recently qualified teachers NY255

Have you completed your NQT year? Do you feel that you would like to hone your skills in delivering challenging and inspirational practical activities and develop your teaching skills further to inspire and engage your students? The summer school will provide time and space to reflect upon your practice working in a...

Practical work summer schoolNY217

Developing good practical work across all science. Starting your first job in teaching science is very exciting but can also be a bit daunting. It can be a challenge to deliver safe but interesting practical work. It can also be challenging to teach outside your specialism, especially when it comes to effective...

Inspiring students through a farming contextRP708

This event takes place at the arable industry's leading technical event, Cereals 2017. The CPD, run in collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural Engineers, will enable teachers to link with the cutting edge research and industry experts to enhance subject knowledge, widen understanding of the technical...

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