Science Learning Partnerships

Our Science Learning Partnerships combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.


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Get completely up to date with the latest developments in your subject, as well as relevant pedagogical methods.

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TED Talks

These TED Talks are linked to the science, technology and mathematics curriculum and are suitable for use in school.

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Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom

The materials in this collection, funded by Research Councils UK, were designed to support the use of cutting edge research in the classroom and to compliment the Cutting Edge Science Programme.

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Twig World

Twig World films are created specifically for use in schools. Each three-minute film is carefully crafted using world-class documentary footage with input from teachers and prominent academics.


Success with GCSE science

Are you ready for the new science GCSE specifications? This CPD activity explores teaching and learning in science from a practical perspective.

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.

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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

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Concept Cartoons

This ASE resource shows different characters arguing about everyday situations. The cartoons provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking. Concept Cartoon Part One can be used at the start of a topic to help the teacher and students to become aware of the range of ideas that are held within the class. This...
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2000 - 2009

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Plant diseases: GCSE

The 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. The activities are based around tasks carried out in the ‘real world’ by scientists working for...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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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.


Chemistry for non-specialistsNY243

This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York. The course covers a wide range...

Technicians enriching STEM educationNY615

Special offer: receive a 100% discount on the activity fee by using code SEC100VAT when booking. You will need to pay the VAT of £360 (which as a state-funded school you can claim back). Please note that this offer supersedes any other bursary or discount offers. PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STATE...

Success with GCSE scienceNY256

Are you ready for the new science GCSE specifications? Are you keen to enhance and engage your students learning using practical work and other interactive techniques in a variety of contexts. Throughout this course you will explore teaching and learning in science. You will be provided with ideas and skills to...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our recognition schemes: STEM Educators and Science Mark.

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View some of our popular science groups

Interested in setting up a group?

If you are interesting in running a group on our website we can set this up for you and support you in how to lead a group. Please contact us with your ideas.


See the latest news, opinions and discussions on science education.