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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.


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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2010 to date

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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.  
Publication date:
2010 to date

28 resources

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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21 April 2015

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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.


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


Lab design: planning science spacesNY211

Well-planned, imaginative and practical science spaces in schools and colleges can create outstanding learning environments for both students and teachers. This course can help heads of science, advisors, technicians and architects to create the best possible long lasting teaching and learning accommodation within...

Inspiring A level chemistryNY500

This course provides many opportunities to be reconnected with the frontiers of chemistry and the teaching of it by engaging in a wide variety of stimulating sessions which will employ new skills and ideas. The course has a strong focus on practical work. You will work alongside teachers and research scientists to...

Skills for new techniciansNY601

This course will provide a thorough grounding in the science technician profession and is suitable for those new to the role within a school or college. Through a range of intensive hands on sessions we will explore the necessary basic skills a science technicians needs to effectively prepare practical lessons. The...

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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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