Fire extinguishers and combustion

In this predict-observe-explain activity, students explore different ways of extinguishing a flame with some surprising results.

The most radioactive places on Earth

Derek Muller goes to Hiroshima, a uranium mine, the lab of Marie Curie and a number of other places to explore how ionising radiation comes from natural sources

Practical science

Practical work: helping students enjoy science

It’s exciting to imagine how many more students might be inspired to continue with science, and do so with stronger inquiry skills behind them, if they did practical work at least fortnightly.

Frothy foam

In this dramatic demonstration, potassium iodide catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water.

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.

Concrete without quarries

Explore how nature creates calcium carbonate, a compound needed to manufacture cement, at ambient temperatures and using abundant, readily available raw materials.

Secondary Science

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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...
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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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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...
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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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