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Teaching practical science: biology

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

CPD at STEM Learning

New and aspiring heads of science

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

Technician CPD at STEM Learning

Technicians in the classroom

Discover how you can assist with practical sessions and run demonstrations.

Science CPD at STEM Learning

Solving the STEM shortage: CPD improves science teacher retention

Science teachers who participate in CPD through STEM Learning are much more likely to remain in teaching.

Chemistry lesson

Teaching practical science: chemistry

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

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

Wellcome Trust: Big Picture

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, the Big Picture is published twice a year. It is aimed at teachers of post-16 students and explores contemporary issues within biology and medicine. Each contains accessible information, that is directly relevent to the curriculum, along with supporting resources such as stimulus...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

27 resources

Teaching Advanced Physics - IOP

These resources contain detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19, and aim to support those new to teaching this age group. They assume only limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues. They are not intended to constrain the development of...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

7 resources

Classic Chemistry Demonstrations

These 100 classic chemistry demonstrations, from the Royal Society of Chemistry allow students to see experiments which they would not be able to perform themselves and to watch a skilled teacher or technician at work. This compilation includes many well-known demonstrations as well as many that are less familiar.
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

97 resources

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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...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's. This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an...

Established heads of science: strategic leadership of your teamNY257

Have you been leading a Science department for a while and want to move them to Outstanding. Do you want to develop skills to meet the challenges of addressing the changes in expectations? This course will develop further your skills in the following areas: strategic leadership and management leading teams and change...

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