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Best Evidence Science Teaching

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) is a new collection of research-informed teaching and learning resources, focussed initially on science at ages 11-14.

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Teaching practical science: chemistry

Develop creative and exciting ways of teaching practicals in chemistry to engage your students on this free online CPD.

Teaching practical science: physics

Teaching practical science: physics

Free online CPD to develop creative and exciting ways of teaching practicals in physics to engage your students.

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Resources for STEM Clubs

Spark young people's imaginations through our selection of free online resources.

Pathology

Inspiring the next generation of pathologists

"Being a STEM Ambassador has given me the most amazing platform to engage children in science."

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Meeting the Teachers' Standards (secondary science)

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

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

Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...
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Teaching enquiry with mysteries incorporated

A set of tried and tested curriculum resources which aim to improve students' enquiry skills and increase engagement.  
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2010 to date

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Questioning Stem Bookmark

The idea is to print the PDF and fold it in half and then laminate or glue it to make a bookmark. You can then keep the bookmark in a planner or on your desk to help plan for or think of questions to use in the lesson.(This resource was used to support the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching...
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Bring engineering into your school or college

Through a range of resources, support and inspiration, discover how engineering can be used to enrich your lessons.

Space

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

CPD

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...

CERN study visit and follow-up conferenceNV200

Engaging students with big stories of contemporary science is a characteristic of inspiring science teaching. This study visit is a unique opportunity for UK science teachers to visit CERN and have its facilities, functions and operation explained by the scientists and engineers who work at CERN. Support is given, on...

KS3 science for non-scientistsNY285

Are you teaching KS3 science for the first time? Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them? This course has been designed to focus on the key principles needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations. We will...

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Bursaries

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

Recognition

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

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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.

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