Biology resources for home learning

Whether you're a parent, carer or home school educator, explore a variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s biology education from home.

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Resources for 11-14 year-olds

  • ase qUIZZES

    Have a go at these multi-choice quizzes to learn more about three science topics. Don't forget to cover over as you go to avoid seeing the answer, or get a family member to act as 'quiz master'!

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  • Vertical farm

    Explore why it is important for engineers to find creative ways to grow food in different settings, and design and make a vertical garden.

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  • stop the spread

    In this very topical challenge children discover how communicable diseases spread, and the importance of hand-washing.

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  • Microminute

    Explore the microscopic world with these videos.

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  • Garbage Guru

    Activities to help young people understand the role of micro-organisms in recycling.

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  • Making model cells

    Find out more about cells in living things. These activities use simple materials, such as marbles and plastic bags, to make a model cell.

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  • yummy gummy DNA

    This resource allows children to build a model to represent the structure of the double helix forming DNA.

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  • Body builder

    A fun interactive that parents and carers can do with students or students can do on their own, with worksheets.

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  • The Roman banquet

    Students look at food groups and plan a day's diet for a Roman senator, soldier, laundry boy and child.

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  • Are you a hare or a tortoise?

    Students investigate how activity and calorie intake are related and design their own calorie diary.

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  • Sugar and spice and all things nice

    Students explore the effect of drinking soft drinks on sugar intake and compare this to recommended daily amounts.

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  • Origami DNA

    Create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
     

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  • Balloon bugs

    Use balloon modelling to find out more about the shape and structure of different bacteria.

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  • Outdoor project ideas

    Printable recording sheets, ID guides and surveys. A great starting point for extended summer term projects.
     

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  • Science in a box: molecule to medicine

    Aims to educate students about medicine development, the role of the pharmaceutical industry and highlight the range of career opportunities that exist within life sciences.

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  • Superbugs: Join the fight

    The Pfizer Superbugs antimicrobial resistance and vaccines education resources are available as a series of free home-learning modules.

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Resources for 14-16 year-olds

  • COVID-19 themed worksheets

    These worksheets cover 16 biology topics with questions. Answers provided on a separate sheet.

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  • Microminute

    Explore the microscopic world with these videos.
     

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  • Make an origami antibody

    A simple 3D paper model of an antibody to print and make. Useful for those learning about or revising the immune system.

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  • The biology place

    Free to access, interactive connecting laboratory procedures to biological principles.
     

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  • Evolution: peppered moth

    Observe images and video material of the pale and dark forms of the peppered moth.

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  • Spot the difference: zebrafish

    Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with zebrafish.

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  • Outdoor project ideas

    Printable recording sheets, ID guides and surveys. A great starting point for extended summer term projects.

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Resources for 16-19 year-olds

  • Big Picture online resources

    Quality assured resources for A level biology - each topic contains a variety of videos, posters and activities which would be useful for the flipped classroom.

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  • The science of growing our food

    Learn how we can address challenges in growing, harvesting and processing food with this online course specially written for 16-19 year-olds.

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  • Outdoor project ideas

    Printable recording sheets, ID guides and surveys. A great starting point for extended summer term projects.

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  • How do tests for coronavirus work?

    Find out with Compound Interest’s infographic. Look for more biochemistry information too.

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  • Make an origami antibody

    A simple 3D paper model of an antibody to print and make. Useful for those learning about or revising the immune system.

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  • Your immune system army

    PDF/printable resources and online learning about how the human immune system works.

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  • Body chemicals

    A printable A level summary sheet.

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  • ABPI Enzymes

    ABPI interactive learning about enzymes and enzyme inhibition.

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  • Maths skills for biologists

    Learn and revise A level biology maths skills and plan a survey with this printable guide.

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Page last updated: 10 August 2020