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Astro Academy: Principia - circular motion

This collection of videos show ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake, on the International Space Station, demonstrating circular motion


Demo: the Movie

This film is about the art and theatre of delivering scientific demonstrations, why we do them and how to ensure they deliver the desired learning outcomes.


New and aspiring heads of science

New to the role of head of science or looking for your next challenge? This CPD activity will provide you with strategies and techniques to be successful in your role.


Teaching secondary science outside the classroom

With better weather on the way, we asked around the office for some favourite ways to take the lesson outside

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Teaching medical physics

The Institute of Physics's Medical Physics Group has produced a set of teaching materials which can be used to teach medical physics at GCSE/Standard level in schools.

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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My Favourite Element

In 2012, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures explored the chemistry of the modern world. Following this theme, the Royal Institution asked colleagues, celebrities and scientists to choose their favourite element and explain why they liked it so much. One of these short films was published every day in December...
Publication date:
2010 to date

21 resources

Let's Dissect

Developed by the Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, University of Bristol, Lets Dissect is based upon the key points from GCSE specifications of the major exam boards. These interactive resources are a great accompaniment or alternative to dissection and show the major structures of the heart, the kidney and...
Publication date:
2010 to date

3 resources

Cambridge Ideas

Cambridge Ideas is an on-going series of short documentaries presenting cutting edge research at Cambridge University together with comment and opinion on matters of global significance. The videos in this collection include:Darwin's women: explores the emergence of women scientists in the Victorian era, and the help...
Publication date:
2010 to date

11 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.


Inspiring A level chemistryNY500

If you use the discount code SEC100VAT when booking, the total payable amount (VAT) will be £250 with a £250 ENTHUSE Award.    PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STATE FUNDED SCHOOLS   This course provides many opportunities to be reconnected with the frontiers of chemistry and the teaching of it by...

Physics for non-specialistsNY201

Are you teaching KS3 or KS4 Physics 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 principals needed to teach physics effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations...

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadershipRP206

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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